A few weeks ago insignia sponsored and exhibited at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s (DIAA) annual conference. Based on the theme of “The Wisdom of Experience, Strategy and Fresh Thinking for a Stronger Organisation”, the two-day conference provided a platform for like-minded individuals to learn from one another and overall support the dairy industry.
Keeping with tradition, the conference began with their annual golf day held at St Lucia Golf Links. Members, sponsors and industry representations alike gathered on the course for a day of social golfing with a bit of healthy competition. Various competitions were held throughout the day, one of which being insignia’s ‘nearest to the pin’ on Hole 16 won by the Site Manager (South Brisbane) from Parmalat. Congratulations!
Day two started bright and early with leading experts from varying backgrounds speaking on topics promoting fresh, innovative thinking. One of the presenters included Rajesh Singh, founder and director of Sherpa Operational Excellence. He delivered an outstanding presentation on Lean Manufacturing and World’s Best Practice, a fundamental topic for operational efficiency and improvement.
In between sessions a trade display was open with exhibitors showcasing a variety of solutions including food safety, process automation and food processing. In line with this year’s theme, insignia addressed the ever-present topic of traceability as well as ways of improving OEE. Demonstrating coding, labelling and printing solutions for the whole supply chain, our experts also discussed using the right equipment and product for the right application to protect your brand.
Overall, the two-day conference was an excellent platform to discuss prominent themes present in the industry. Traceability and operational efficiency are still very much hot topics for food and beverage suppliers. However, the overarching message was embracing the younger generation to nurture a balance of fresh, innovative thinking with the experience of tried and tested processes. Utilizing this perspective will see the industry progress well into the future.
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