Category Archives: Industries

Print Industry

Think Perform have partnered with the nation’s premier print organisation and with small to medium sized print organisations to assist them in coping with consumer’s changing preference for online media. Our transformational programs have resulted in wasted activity being stripped out of daily production processes with the potential for millions of dollars in savings. Additionally, we are working with these clients to improve their flexibility in production, which will allow for the creation of new lines of revenue.

Our Unique Delivery Process, focusing on ‘creating exceptional results through people’ is the platform used for operational and leadership staff to identify improvement projects making tangible change possible and providing a measurable ROI.

The Printing industry has been hit hard over the past five years as a number of social and economic trends have worked against it. Consumers are increasingly choosing to receive information via alternative mediums, such as the internet, rather than via printed materials. This has led to a decline in demand for the services of professional printers. New media continues to encroach into the domain of book and periodical publishing, as the printed word proves slow to produce and costly to distribute. Consumers and businesses are increasingly trading and conducting business online without the aid of printed materials. The Printing industry is expected to generate revenue of $7.9 billion and employ 34,800 people in 2013-14, making it one of the largest manufacturing industries in Australia.’¹

¹ Printing in Australia – Industry Snapshot, IBIS


Think Perform’s transformational staff development programs are conducted through the implementation of our Unique Delivery Process. Our consultative approach to building a partnership allows our clients in a high quantity, highly competitive and demanding marketplace to ‘create exceptional results through people’ and to measure a return on their investment with an increased ability to strategise towards making further tangible gains over the long term.

With over ‘1.2 million employees in the retail sector’¹ and with turnover exceeding ‘$110 billion per annum coming from the food, beverage, grocery and produce sector’,² Australia’s broad FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) market is moving forward with cautious optimism about its future.

Challenges remain in enhancing sustainable growth and building competitiveness from overseas competitors. Rising commodity prices, energy and labour costs and downward pressure from an immensely competitive retail market are driving forces behind industry’s need to find new ways of doing business with more efficiency.

Think Perform’s FMCG clients have come to them with an open mind seeking a partnership with an organisation with a sound understanding of the challenges they face in meeting the demands of their supply chain and balancing them with the need to make cultural improvements.

² Chapter 1, page 2, State of the Industry Report

Transport, Distribution and Logistics

Think Perform’s transformational staff development programs build confidence and capability through the implementation of our unique delivery process.

Working to build truly sustainable long term partnerships, we provide our clients with a measurable return on investment and the ability to create exceptional results through people.

‘With its reach into almost every aspect of daily life, from the goods we consume to the way we commute, the Transport and Logistics Industry makes a strong contribution to the economy. Gross value added to the economy by the industry grew at 3.6% a year from 1985/86 to 2010/11, which was just slightly higher than for the economy overall. The Transport and Logistics Industry is set to continue its strong contribution to the economy. Employment across the industry is forecast to increase proportionally more than in the rest of the economy, reaching 870,000 workers in 2017’.¹

With a forecasted increase between ‘2010 and 2030 of 50% in truck traffic, 90% in rail freight, and 150% in freight container arrivals and departures, and with over 3,800 km of rail lines to be laid’,²  organisation’s ability to remain competitive will come down to its ability to continually improve and innovate.

This need to innovate will require staff to be ‘upskilled’ through development programs improving their ability to prepare, act, measure, adapt and thrive in a changing environment.

¹ Page 4, TLISC Environmental Scan 2013
² Page 6, TLISC Environmental Scan 2013


Think Perform’s national reach allows us, with our clients, to implement our Unique Delivery Process transforming businesses. Our clients are increasing their competitiveness through improved processes which result in productivity gains and provide a measurable ROI. Our consultative approach to building long term partnerships creates confidence with businesses around the country, proving that by create exceptional results through people they can build a sustainable future.

With Australia’s supermarket duopoly continuing their growth and the seemingly exponentially increase in the number of middle class people in Asia with a love for Australian produce, the industry has grown to ‘A$237 billion with a workforce of over 825,000 people (excluding retail sales)’.¹

Remaining competitive and profitable given shrinking margins are key challenges for business, as is adequately filling the skills shortages gap that exists in both metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

¹ Page 15, Agrifood Skills Australia 2013 Environmental Scan

Manufacturing Industry

We know that the manufacturing industry is facing challenge. At Think Perform we offer shop floor continuous improvement programs to help transform businesses using our Unique Delivery Process. Our consultative approach to building partnerships, allows us to tailor a Continuous Improvement program that provides a measurable ROI. Approved improvement projects are driven by your leaders and operational staff allowing us to create exceptional results through people.

‘It is an accepted reality that Australia’s manufacturing landscape has vastly changed. With generally lower productivity levels, an over reliance on resources, increasing energy prices, inflated costs of labour and materials, and high valued dollar, remaining relevant in today’s environment is an ongoing challenge’.¹

Organisations are now seeking innovative ways to improve their productivity and efficiency, with the aim of finding improved methods to their systems and practices resulting in increased revenue and/or the removal of costly activity in their production processes wasting vital time and money.

¹ Page 6, MSA Environmental Scan 2013