Benchmarking Partnerships
Benchmarking Partnerships



Thursday 3rd September Perth Public Workshop

Hosted by   University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, CRAWLEY. WA

This workshop will be structured to meet your needs.

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.

Main Components of CLIP:

  • Collaborative planning
  • Waste elimination & value-adding
  • Risk management
  • Workplace observation (to improve productivity, reduce lead times and reduce defects etc)

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

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

Benchmarking Partnerships’ Code of Conduct protects confidentiality and privacy.


CLIP (Construction Lean Improvement Program) was originally designed through the UK Government to vastly improve their construction industry. BRE has been at the forefront of CLIP’s success. Workshop participants very quickly discover how to eliminate waste & maximise ‘value add’ via lean, collaborative planning, workplace organisation through a simulated bridge building project.

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
  • Previous participant of bridge building noted – learning how the process got faster with better quality
  • Next steps
Benefits from CLIP: - typically – across more than150 improvement activities in small to large organisations in the UK.
  • Productivity improved 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 Workshop
  • Learn about the BEST PRACTICES
  • Participate in 'Think-tank' leadership discussions
  • 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

Registration Form

Topic: CLIP Workshop – PERTH
Dates: Thursday 3 September 2009

Investment per person: Register now $795 per person per day.  Group discounts also apply as per below. Prices include GSTAdditional credit card charges of 3% for Visa and Mastercard, and 5% for AMEX and Diners will be passed on to you. Invoice / receipt will be issued on registration. (Discounts – 5% for 2nd person, 10% for 3rd person, 15% for 4th and 20% for 5th and subsequent people). Discounts apply only to people registering at the same time from the same organisation.)

Please fill out the form below to register interest, or, alternatively
FAX TO: Anton Benc:  (03) 5968 9762
Phone: 0409 145 033

Hosted by the University of Western Australia

9.00am Registration - Arrival coffee / tea
9.10am Welcome/ Introductions/ workshop overview – Anton Benc and/or Bruce Searles, Managing Partners, Benchmarking Partnerships – Key Presenter(s) throughout his workshop

Keynote Address – CLIP – How it Works and Benefits


Session summary: The presenter will discuss the benefits of CLIP, why CLIP is unique, what CLIP is and how it works. He 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. He 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 LEAN Tools plus experience CLIP in action! Facilitator and presenter: BENCHMARKING PARTNERSHIPS

Session summary: Benchmarking Partnerships 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 LEAN 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

Clip         Clip

Benchmarking Partnerships will then lead a ‘CLIP in action’ session where participants will form teams in designing, planning and constructing our successful paper road bridge building program. Participants will be able to practice and apply many of the key CLIP LEAN tools and techniques for process improvement in a team based environment to sequentially improve their outcomes for the road bridge customer – this is a fun activity that all staff will relate to and they can demonstrate vastly improved outcomes.

CLIP in action      

1.00pm Lunch and Networking.

Experience ‘CLIP in Action’ continued

Assigned participant team members role playing consisting of Project managers, sub-contractors and operators for the ‘CLIP in action’ bridge project will review their first bridge section, and apply further CLIP LEAN tools such as collaborative planning, workplace organisation, and work and waste tools to improve the performance for the next bridge section. Significant improved outcomes will result such as halving “construction” time and defects as they progressively collaboratively plan, construct  and connect sections of a paper road bridge and project review the savings and gains and how this might be applied in your own workplace!


Workshopping Handy Hints – smaller facilitated discussion groups – facilitated by Benchmarking Partnerships

  • what are your key issues?
  • what key points / messages came from the presentations/activities for you?
  • what ideas are coming from the other workshop participants?
  • plenary sharing of small group discussion findings

Questions and Answers / Action Planning

Session Summary: This will be an open question and answer session to determine the best fit for the Industry and then participants will be aided in developing an action plan for how CLIP might provide value to their organisation. The facilitation will focus towards what improvement strategy should be adopted in your organisation e.g. application of CLIP to Processes, Suppliers (Lean relationships), and 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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