1. Business Transformation and Operational Excellence World Summit

    November 5, 2017 by ahmed

     

    3 Fantastic Giveaways from Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights

    Dear Subscriber,

    If you had to choose one area of your business to improve on by December, which area would it be? Your Customer Experience? Your Lean Skill Set? Maybe, like many organizations recently, you’re looking to cultivate and nurture your Company Culture.

    For 7 days only, BTOES Insights, in partnership with BPIR & The Center for Organizational Excellence Research, want to let you take your pick of 3 Amazing Giveaways, starting with a pack of 4 Premium White Papers.

    Download our 4 most popular White Papers from BTOES Insights now!

    #1: Get 4 OpEx White Papers

    This is our #1 best giveaway to date. Click here to fill in a one-time only form, and receive our 4 most popular Operational Excellence Resources of all time, including 1 x Ebook worth $49.95, 1 x OpEx White Paper, and 2 x Guides:

    • WHITE PAPER: Creating a Culture of Operational Excellence Discipline that leads to Operational Excellence 
    • EBOOK: Intelligent BPM Systems – Impact and Opportunity – RRP $49.95
    • GUIDE: The Lean 5S Guide – Learning the Principles of the 5S/6S philosophy
    • GUIDE: 8 Principles to Achieve Operational Excellence

    #2: Get 5 Full Length Video Sessions on Culture Transformation

    We’re giving away 5 sets of Video Presentations AND Presentation slides on the topic of Culture Transformation. These full-length presentations come with their decks to use as your own Culture Transformation learning resource, from a variety of industries:

    • Daymond Cox, Ingersoll Rand: Transforming the Culture: Create a Lean and Continuous Improvement Culture in your Existing Business
    • Gary Peterson, O.C. Tanner: Empowering your Employees to Select their Own Improvement Projects that are Aligned with Strategy
    • Zac Jacobson, Ebay: Debunking Myths: How Operational Excellence Fosters Innovation and Agility
    • Joseph Spadaford, ComputerShare: Driving Change from Crisis Through Transformation
    • Beth Schmidt, Mutual of Omaha: The Critical Role of Culture in Strategy Execution

    #3: Get 45% off registration to the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit

    As partners of BPIR & COER, we want to give the community the exclusive offer of 45% off registration to the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit (BTOES18), March 12-16, 2018, Orlando, FL.

    Register for BTOES18 with the code BPIR by Midnight, September 29, to claim this discount.

    What will you learn at BTOES18?

    • Work with global continuous improvement leaders with an eye to the future and solving real life Operational Excellence challenges – take hold of new ideas to bring back to your organisation. 
    • Discover how to accelerate your continuous improvement programme through merging Operational Excellence with Digital Transformation and Business Innovation.
    • Learn from others’ continuous improvement journeys, successes and failures, as industry leaders present case studies on how they achieved their goals.
    • Improve your own business processes, culture and customer satisfaction through technology and innovation with step-by-step success stories.
    • Receive in-depth guidance on how Operational Excellence creates top line growth, with a holistic view from strategy to execution.
    The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards
    The Largest Scale, The Best THinkers, The Most Engaging Event.

     

     


  2. South African Quality Institutes latest news

    by ahmed

    South African Quality Institute (SAQI) http://www.saqi.co.za is the national body that co-ordinates the Quality effort in South Africa. Their monthly newsletter is an excellent source of information to keep up with the latest quality issues in South Africa.

    SAQI201710

    • Inclusive Quality of Education, by Paul Harding
    • Process Capability Risk Assessment – Are you prepared?, by Dr Alastair Walker
    • Excellence@Voith, by Izak van der Walt
    • SAQI Plant Tour 2017, by Jacques Snyders
    • Visual management vs Visual workplace, by Jacques Snyders
    • Opinion: Misconceptions of Lean tools, by Jacques Snyders
    • SAQI National Quality Week, by Paul Harding
    • Ignore Stakeholders at Your Peril, by Terrance M. Booysen
    • Quality of Large Group teaching in Mathematics, by Prof Ansie Harding
    • Quiet children can be outstandaing leaders, by Richard Hayward

    Click here to download this newsletter.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  3. EFQM Excellence Award winners 2017 and 14 new success stories

    November 4, 2017 by ahmed

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    EFQM Award winners 2017

    In the pursuit for excellence 2017 was a very challenging year for many organisations around the world. Business excellence awards are the most prestigious awards any organisation can achieve, it recognises organisations which have demonstrated excellence in all areas of operation. Below are the EFQM business excellence award winners of 2017.

    • EFQM Excellence Award Winner
      • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
      • Glasgow Housing Association
      • Robert Bosch GMBH
    • EFQM Global Excellence Prize Winner in Harnessing Creativity & Innovation
      • Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal
    • EFQM Global Excellence Prize Winner in Adding Value for Customers, Developing Organisational Capabilities & Leading with Vision, Inspiration & Integrity
      • Bosch Rodes Plant
    • EFQM Global Excellence Prize Winner in Leading With Vision, Inspiration & Integrity & Succeeding Through the Talent Of People
      • Geriatric Health Centres of the City of Graz (GGZ)
    • EFQM Global Excellence Prize Winner in Adding Value for Customers
      • Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena (HUIE)
      • Sanitas Hospitals
      • Tarsus Belediyes
    • EFQM Global Excellence Award Highly Commended
      • Mando Corporation Poland
      • West Lothian Council

    Download the full recognition book in PDF

    14 Success story of EFQM award winners
    Discover the success stories that made those organisations recognised at various EFQM levels of Excellence.


  4. Business Transformation and Operational Excellence World Summit

    October 29, 2017 by ahmed


    3 Fantastic Giveaways from Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights

    If you had to choose one area of your business to improve on by December, which area would it be? Your Customer Experience? Your Leadership Team? Maybe, like many organizations recently, you’re looking to cultivate and nurture your Company Culture.

    For 7 days only, BTOES Insights, in partnership with TechTarget/SearchCIO, want to let you take your pick of 3 Amazing Giveaways, starting with a pack of 4 Premium White Papers.

    Download our 4 most popular White Papers from BTOES Insights now!

    #1: Get 4 Full White Papers

    This is our #1 best giveaway to date. Click here to fill in a one-time only form, and receive our 4 most popular Operational Excellence Resources of all time, including 1 x Ebook worth $49.95, 1 x White Paper, and 2 x Guides:

    • WHITE PAPER: Creating a Culture of Operational Excellence Discipline that leads to Operational Excellence
    • EBOOK: Intelligent BPM Systems – Impact and Opportunity – RRP $49.95
    • GUIDE: The Lean 5S Guide – Learning the Principles of the 5S/6S philosophy
    • GUIDE: 8 Principles to Achieve Operational Excellence

    #2: Get 5 Full Length Video Sessions on Culture Transformation

    We’re giving away 5 sets of Video Presentations AND Presentation slides on the topic of Enterprise-wide Culture Transformation. These full-length presentations come with their decks to use as your own Culture Transformation learning resource, from a variety of industries:

    • Daymond Cox, Ingersoll Rand: Transforming the Culture: Create a Lean and Continuous Improvement Culture in your Existing Business
    • Gary Peterson, O.C. Tanner: Empowering your Employees to Select their Own Improvement Projects that are Aligned with Strategy
    • Zac Jacobson, Ebay: Debunking Myths: How Operational Excellence Fosters Innovation and Agility
    • Joseph Spadaford, ComputerShare: Driving Change from Crisis Through Transformation
    • Beth Schmidt, Mutual of Omaha: The Critical Role of Culture in Strategy Execution

    #3: Get 35% off registration to the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit

    As partners of BPIR & COER, we want to give the community the exclusive offer of 35% off registration to the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit (BTOES18), March 12-16, 2018, Orlando, FL.

    Register for BTOES18 with the code BPIR by Midnight, September 29, to claim this discount.

    View the BTOES18 Agenda Now

    What will you learn at BTOES18?

    • Work with global continuous improvement leaders with an eye to the future and solving real life Operational Excellence challenges – take hold of new ideas to bring back to your organisation.
    • Discover how to accelerate your continuous improvement programme through merging Operational Excellence with Digital Transformation and Business Innovation.
    • Learn from others’ continuous improvement journeys, successes and failures, as industry leaders present case studies on how they achieved their goals.
    • Improve your own business processes, culture and customer satisfaction through technology and innovation with step-by-step success stories.
    • Receive in-depth guidance on how Operational Excellence creates top line growth, with a holistic view from strategy to execution.
    The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards
     
    The Largest Scale, The Best THinkers, The Most Engaging Event.

  5. Best Practice Report – Design Thinking 2

    October 22, 2017 by ahmed

    Design thinking takes concepts and ideas – and makes them real and usable. For design thinking to work, organisations have to understand that creative abilities and confidence are not the sole preserve of a few select designers; every member of an organisation has the creative potential needed to deal with issues and contribute to problem solving. The most innovative organisations in the world have managed to embed design thinking into the DNA of their constituents. By doing this, they have developed products and services that are incredibly sensitive to the current and future needs of their customers. Design thinking is extremely useful for tackling ill-defined or complex problems. It can help organisations re-frame these problems in human-centric ways, and enables solutions to be prototyped and tested. There are several generic steps involved in the process, including defining the problem; re-framing the problem; brainstorming for solutions; prototyping; testing; and, implementing the most practicable solution. The design way of thinking is applicable to systems, procedures, protocols, internal users, and client experiences. Ultimately, it is meant to improve the quality of life for people and the planet.

    This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by BPIR.com in the area of design thinking. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.

    Sub-Topics:

    • What is “design thinking“?
    • Which organisations have received recognition for excellence in design thinking?
    • How have organisations reached high levels of success in design thinking?
    • What research has been undertaken into design thinking?
    • What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in design thinking?
    • How is design thinking measured?
    • What do business leaders say about design thinking?

    Access the report from here, if you are a member login first so you can download the entire report as a printable pdf file and have immediate access to all the content.

    Over 80 best practice reports are available to BPIR.com members so why not join? New best practice reports are added every one to two months.