Waste Hunt

  1. Purata Farms a slick operation

    Adopting lean management practices has made farms owned by Purata in Canterbury more efficient and profitable, as well as better places to work. As their catchphrase says – they’re safer, better, easier and faster.


  2. Lean improves efficiency - cars and cows alike

    The lean management process being introduced on dairy farms has its roots with car company, Toyota. Like producing cars, producing milk benefits from smoother, efficient processes with little waste in the system.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. Step 3 - Identifying the cause

    Identify the real cause of the waste issues you've identified and minimise the chance of the problem reoccurring.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Waste Hunt

    Waste Hunt gives you and your team activities and tips to identify and address things that cause waste every day. Take the challenge and see how much waste you can find.


  10. FarmTune

    FarmTune can help make things easier, better, faster and safer on your farm.