The aim is to give you and your team activities and tips to help you improve your operational efficiency by identifying and addressing things that cause waste every day.
What is the Waste Hunt Challenge?
You will be challenged to find solutions that are minimal cost and have a positive impact on the team as well as the farm business.
Waste Hunt will step you through a structured process, which you can complete at whatever speed works for you and your team. You will get the best results by working through the process in a systematic way and completing the exercises in each step before you start on the next step.
How will the Waste Hunt Challenge work?
After signing up and completing an initial assessment to benchmark where you are now, you'll receive weekly emails to help you stay focused. These will provide you with the link to the next step in the process.
Once you've worked through the weekly activities, you'll be ready for the next step.
Finally, you'll redo the assessment at the end of the challenge to see how things have changed.
Quick Waste Hunt quiz
Do you have any waste in your systems? Answer the quick quiz below to see how you rate.
In the last 7 days, have you or any of your team had to:
- Wait for anything? e.g. information, cows, someone else, a breakdown, equipment
- Search for a tool or piece of equipment, information or a person?
- Redo a job because it wasn't done properly?
- Throw away something because of a defect? e.g. product, drugs, milk, broken tools or equipment.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you and your team will benefit from taking the Waste Hunt Challenge.
Waste Hunt Challenge sign up
Step 1 - Learn about waste
The Waste Hunt challenge is an opportunity to look at what you and your team do every day from a different perspective. It will help you find opportunities to remove waste and make systems more efficient.
Step 2 - Finding waste
Waste can be described as actions or activities that don't add value to the job you're doing. This step is all about finding waste.
Step 3 - Identifying the cause
Identify the real cause of the waste issues you've identified and minimise the chance of the problem reoccurring.
Step 4 - Reducing waste, getting organised
A big chunk of your waste can be solved by setting up better systems and getting organised. This week focuses on getting organised.
Step 5 - Setting up systems
Come up with the right systems to stop waste from coming back, with step 5 of the Waste Hunt Challenge.
Step 6 - Maintaining improvements
The biggest challenge is turning a focus on waste reduction into something the team does every day so it just becomes part of the way you do things.