Mission and Vision

Applying world's best practice to manufacturing.

Our mission is to provide training, auditing and consulting services in manufacturing principles, management systems and administrative operations.

Creating resiliance with a sustainable manufacturing industry.

Our vision is a thriving manufacturing industry capable of innovating quickly for both local and global markets.

Bob Cother

BE, MEng Sc, Grad Dip Ed, Dip Bus Op Mgt

Providing support to industry leaders and promoting a culture of innovation in Australia for over 30 years.

In 1988, Bob Cother established the South Australian Centre for Manufacturing’s (SACFM) consulting services in integrated manufacturing, industrial engineering, industrial management and manufacturing management systems and led the Centre’s consulting team. Bob then co-founded ETHOS Australia before creating Cother Consulting in 1997.

Unique processes for the implementation of world class practices.

Bob's experience has contributed to the development and adaptation of innovative processes for action learning, strategic planning, business planning, product development, organisation redesign and business process re-engineering, which have been successfully applied in a wide range of organisations.

Lean Action Learning is an initiative of Cother Consulting created and implemented by Bob Cother in South Australia and Tasmania. Visit the Lean Action Learning website for more information and detailed case studies of successful Lean Action Learning projects.

Proven ability to achieve positive change.

Bob has successfully undertaken and/or project managed numerous consulting projects in a wide spectrum of industry, government and education including water, power, energy, automotive, electronics, white goods, aerospace, bio-medical, clothing, engineering, furniture, confectionery, rubber products, foundry and footwear, wine, dairy and metal fabrication.

Bob is a past President of the South Australian Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants, and is a Board Member of the Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society and a committee member and past President of the South Australian Chapter.

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