LEAN manufacturing journey

Our Rockhampton manufacturing hub inspired Yeppoon-based All Industries Group to embark on a LEAN manufacturing journey to minimise waste and maximise productivity.

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Fast facts


All Industries Group


Yeppoon, Central Queensland



Grant funding



  • Attended a 1-day LEAN manufacturing workshop at our Rockhampton manufacturing hub and continued LEAN integration.
  • Using LEAN manufacturing protocols and principles onsite in conjunction with an ‘Industry 4.0 ready’ assessment of their business, All Industries Group embarked on a LEAN manufacturing journey which resulted in process improvements and a 15% increase in net profit with no increase in staff, inventory, or costs over 9 months.
  • Grant for a high-definition plasma computer numerical control (HDP CNC) plasma flat steel plate profile table.
  • Introduced to Tier 1 contractors in rail and defence, leading to defence tender submission.


  • Identified wastage and blockages in processes and workflow.
  • Through LEAN tools, reduced machine changeover timeframes from over an hour to just 15 minutes. A big time and cost saver.
  • Accessed defence supply chains.

Future growth

  • The company has integrated LEAN principles in its business and product workflows, and they intend to continue to build on this success.

Last updated: 17 Jun 2021