1. Why are we so good at Sport and so bad at Business?

    April 15, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited
    Come to the NZBEF Conference 10/11 May 2021, in Wellington to find out why and what you can do about it.
    In Sport we are winners. We can win the oldest sporting trophy in the World or become champions at any sport we take seriously. But when it comes to business productivity the story is very different.

    A working paper published by the NZ Productivity Commission in 2021/01 “Benchmarking New Zealand’s frontier firms” reports:

    “New Zealand’s frontier firms, which are the most productive firms (the top 10%) are falling further behind their counterparts in other Small Advanced Economies (SAE’s). Their relative labour productivity ratio has dropped from 52% in 2003 to 44% in 2016. This indicates that New Zealand’s frontier firms generate less than half of the value (per labour input) their counterparts generate in other SAEs.” https://www.productivity.govt.nz/research/benchmarking-new-zealands-frontier-firms/

    The NZBEF conference theme “Improve” seeks your participation to do something about this. It is kicked off by “Sir Ian Taylor” who will tell the story of “continuous Improvement” in the America’s Cup and refer to his own world leading company Animated Research ltd that seeks excellence with the same passion.

    The Naval theme is maintained by holding the event at the Navy HQ and our Defence Force talk about their commitment to continuous improvement. A commitment that NZBEF are hoping will inspire Business to follow. Leaders will also share their ideas, demonstrate support and look for ways forward.

    We then celebrate Excellence by sharing the best practices of 10 New Zealand organisations competing for the New Zealand Best Practice Competition Award. The conference then lifts its head to look at Global Best Practice. 12 Finalists from the International Best Practice Competition will share best practices in diverse areas such as Covid recovery, leadership, digital, customer focus and productivity.

    This is a one-off opportunity to learn from the very best in NZ and worldwide and ramp up NZ’s productivity!

    So book now at https://nzbef.org.nz/event/nzbef-2021-conference/ and make a difference for future generations.

    To view over 70 best practices to be shared in lead-up webinars from 26 April to 6 May and at the NZBEF Conference, 10-11 May, view https://www.bestpracticecompetition.com/programme/


  2. 7th International Best Practice Competition – 2nd call for entries

    March 9, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited

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    The 7th International Best Practice Competition (incorporating the 2nd New Zealand Best Practice Competition & 3rd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award) will be held at the NZBEF’s Business Excellence Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

     

    This is an opportunity to participate in a global virtual event to share and learn best practices.

     

    The International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

    To submit your Best Practice visit http://www.bestpracticecompetition.com/entry-forms where you can download an entry form. The Second Call for entries closes on 26th of March 2021. Qualifier round presentations will be held in webinar format between 27 April to 5 May 2021. Best practices will be assessed against IBPC’s Best Practice Certification Levels:

    • Deficient (Major Deficiencies) (1 to 2 Stars, ★ to ★ ★)
    • Progressing (Minor Deficiencies) (3 Stars, ★ ★ ★)
    • Competence (Professional) (4 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Excellence) (5 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Outstanding) (6 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Role Model, World-Class, Wow!) (7 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

    The winner of the 6th International Best Practice Competition was Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines with a best practice titled ‘We Listen and Learn from the VOICES of our CUSTOMERS to SPREAD Joy to the World’. The winner of the 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award was Dubai Customs, UAE. The winners of the 1st New Zealand Best Practice Competition were Watson Real Estate Ltd. (SME category) and Spectrum Car (Large category). For the full list of winners and their presentation videos click here.

     


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  3. 7th International Best Practice Competition – Call for entries

    February 6, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited

    BPC01

    The 7th International Best Practice Competition (incorporating the 2nd New Zealand Best Practice Competition & 3rd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award) will be held at the NZBEF’s Business Excellence Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

     

    This is an opportunity to participate in a global virtual event
    to share and learn best practices.

     

    The International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

    To submit your Best Practice visit http://www.bestpracticecompetition.com/entry-forms where you can download an entry form. The First Call for entries closes on 1st of March 2021. Qualifier round presentations will be held in webinar format between 27 April to 5 May 2021. Best practices will be assessed against IBPC’s Best Practice Certification Levels:

    • Deficient (Major Deficiencies) (1 to 2 Stars, ★ to ★ ★)
    • Progressing (Minor Deficiencies) (3 Stars, ★ ★ ★)
    • Competence (Professional) (4 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Excellence) (5 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Outstanding) (6 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Role Model, World-Class, Wow!) (7 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

    The winner of the 6th International Best Practice Competition was Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines with a best practice titled ‘We Listen and Learn from the VOICES of our CUSTOMERS to SPREAD Joy to the World’. The winner of the 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award was Dubai Customs, UAE. The winners of the 1st New Zealand Best Practice Competition were Watson Real Estate Ltd. (SME category) and Spectrum Car (Large category). For the full list of winners and their presentation videos click here.

     


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  4. Benchmarking for Best Practice Online Knowledge Hour with Dr Robin Mann

    May 12, 2020 by BPIR.com Limited

    Join us for our upcoming Knowledge Hour on 28th May when Dr Robin Mann will talk about Benchmarking for Best Practice.

    SESSION PLAN

    • NZBEF Welcome (5 mins)
    • Group sharing on recent BE or improvement activity (approx. 15 mins, dependent on the number of people attending)
    • Spotlight Presentation – Benchmarking for Best Practice, Dr Robin Mann (20 mins)
    • Q&A – (10 mins)
    • NZBEF Update & Discussion Points (10 mins)

    Presented by Dr Robin Mann, Founder of TRADE, Chairman Global Benchmarking Network, NZBEF Board Member

    Click here to register


  5. Call for Paper:4th International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management (ICQEM)

    February 17, 2020 by BPIR.com Limited

    In 2020 the International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management (ICQEM) is back to Portugal, to the city of Braga.

    The ICQEM is an international forum to present and discuss the progresses in the Quality Management, Quality Engineering and Organizational Excellence fields. Consequently, since the beginning, the conference covers different topics as: Standards, Continuous Improvement, Supply Chain Quality Management, Management Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Quality Tools, Quality Management in Higher Education, Quality Management in Services, Total Quality Management, Organizational Excellence, The Future of Quality and Quality 4.0.

    This conference provides the unique opportunity to share the latest insights of academic and industrial research on Quality Engineering and Management and Organizational Excellence, as well as to experience the unique environment of the North of Portugal.

    The ICQEM20 includes keynote speeches, parallel technical sessions, workshops and a number of social and networking events, including the conference dinner.

    You are kindly am inviting you to submit your papers to the ICQEM 2020!

    Relevant topics include, but not limited to:
    – Continuous Improvement
    – Customer Satisfaction
    – Digital Quality
    – Management Systems
    – Operational Excellence
    – Organizational Excellence Models
    – Organizational Improvement
    – Quality 4.0
    – Quality and Risk Management
    – Quality Engineering
    – Quality in Design and Development
    – Quality Management and Innovation
    – Quality Management in different activity sectors (healthcare, higher education, services, …)
    – Quality Tools
    – Reliability & Maintenance
    – Six Sigma / Lean-Six Sigma
    – Standards
    – Supply Chain Quality Management
    – The Future of Quality and Organizational Excellence
    – Total Quality Management

    The ICQEM 2020 will be held at Universidade do Minho, Portugal, 15-17 July, 2020.

    Here is the link of conference: http://icqem.dps.uminho.pt/index.html

    Let’s take advantage of this great opportunity and make with your contributions an event with Quality, shared and built by such a top level group of participants!