Benchmarking Partnerships
Benchmarking Partnerships





This Roadshow will be structured to meet your needs. There will be public workshops and private workshops too if you wish.

There is an option to extend the Roadshow into the week 20 to 24 July to meet your need for private workshops.

CLIP is about making immediate, practical improvements to the way your organisation works and giving your teams the skills to maintain these improvements.  CLIP has been developed over 10 years in the UK and the tools and techniques are now used across 15 UK industry sectors – govt. & private, large & small.

INDICATIVE PROGRAM (venues to be advised)

Mon 13 July – Sydney
hosted by Master Builders Association NSW

Tue 14 July – Brisbane
hosted by Department of Community Safety

Wed 15 July – Melbourne

Thur 16 July – Adelaide

Fri 17 July – Perth
hosted by the City of Melville

Mon 20 July – Canberra

Optional Week 2: 21 to 24 July – private workshops in your organisation (see registration form below).

Hear about, see and discuss – PRACTICAL aspects - what works well, what doesn’t, issues & problems and how to overcome them.

CLIP (Construction Lean Improvement Program) was originally designed to vastly improve the construction industry in the UK. Supported by the Government there it was very successful. CLIP’s success has now been extended to other industries. BRE has been at the forefront of CLIP’s success.

BRE have intensively trained and provided materials to Bruce Searles and Anton Benc from Benchmarking Partnerships who will deliver CLIP in Australia and Asia/Pacific

Learning Outcomes: - Learn practically:
  • How CLIP can work for you
  • What CLIP is
  • Why it is unique
  • How much improvement you can expect
  • The tools of CLIP
  • Next steps
Benefits from CLIP: - typically – across more than150 improvement activities in small to large organisations in the UK.
  • Productivity improved by 40% / costs down by 40%
  • Project lead times reduced by 50%
  • Defect rates reduced by 65%
  • $100 million savings for UK industry over 2 years (Dept. Trade and Industry, UK)
Benefits from the Workshops
  • Learn about the BEST PRACTICES
  • Participate in 'Think-tank' leadership discussions
  • Interactive real-site training videos (LINK for free demos)
  • Small group discussions and ideas sharing on each learning event
  • Network formally and informally with new friends at the workshops from other learning organisations
  • Comprehensive manual for all delegates
  • Receive Memory Jogger Notes of the proceedings
  • Delegate and speaker contact list provided
  • Learn about what you need to know as well as about what you didn’t know you needed to know
  • Action Planning session to help you commence implementation of your learnings
 Benefits from CLIP:

Typically – across more than150 improvement activities in small to large organisations in the UK
see Case Study 1, Case Study 2 and Summary


For About CLIP and Benefits, Background to CLIP and About the CLIP expert speaker see links at the bottom of this page.

ONE DAY CLIP EXPERIENTIAL BENCHMARKING WORKSHOP - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra
Venues to be advised.
9.00am Registration - Arrival coffee / tea
9.10am Welcome/ Introductions/ workshop overview – Bruce Searles, is a Fellow, Engineers Australia (BE Civil), and Anton Benc, (BE); both are Managing Partners, Benchmarking Partnerships.



Keynote Address – CLIP – How it Works and Benefits

Presenter: Anton Benc and / or Bruce Searles.

Session summary: The Presenter will discuss the benefits of CLIP, why CLIP is unique, what CLIP is and how it works. They will refer to the Government support for CLIP in the UK and CLIP’s current status. The Presenter will disclose benefits from CLIP in various industries, not just the construction industry. The philosophy of CLIP will be explained. The Presenter will describe how CLIP eliminates waste, the core CLIP interactive strategies: your business, your processes, your people and your suppliers, what actually happens when you use CLIP and how you are supported (it is not a typical consultancy), how to engage your people, the CLIP methodology, resources and commitments by the organisation and skills transfer via certified training. They will emphasise how CLIP helps you to become more profitable, reduce costs, deliver better quality, improve the engagement and productivity of your people and delight your customers.

11.00am Morning tea / Networking

Case Studies – Application of CLIP Tools

Presenter: Anton Benc and / or Bruce Searles. Bruce Searles, is a Fellow, Engineers Australia (BE Civil), and Anton Benc, (BE); both are Managing Partners, Benchmarking Partnerships.

Session summary:  The Presenter will detail some case studies of how CLIP was applied and what went well and what didn’t and how problems were overcome. They will also describe each of the CLIP tools using the case study examples and how they were used to best effect. The tools include Plan to Protect, Process Mapping, Collaborative Planning, Visual Management, Work Observation, 7 Wastes and 5C Workplace Organisation.

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Workshopping Handy Hints – smaller facilitated discussion groups – facilitated by Anton Benc and / or Bruce Searles

  • What are your key issues?
  • What key points / messages came from the presentations for you?
  • What ideas are coming from the other workshop participants?
  • Plenary sharing of small group discussion findin
1.00pm Lunch and Networking.

Working Through a Case Study Example – Small Groups

Facilitators: Anton Benc and / or Bruce Searles

Session Summary: Small groups will practice applying the Philosophy, Value / Waste analysis, Core Strategies and the CLIP methodology as well as the key tools of CLIP to a case study example. (Session includes afternoon coffee).


Action Planning

Session Summary: You will be aided in developing an action plan for how CLIP might provide value to your organisation. The facilitators will focus you towards what improvement strategy should be adopted in your organisation e.g. application of CLIP to Processes, Suppliers (Lean relationships), Teamwork or through Leadership deployment. Gaining commitment and buy-in and resourcing / start up are key issues that will be discussed.

4.15pm Sharing of Action Plans and Knowledge Gained. Discussion of Issues you raise.
4.45pm Close

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