BPIR Newsletter: November 2016

November 15, 2016 by ahmed


Welcome to November’s edition of the BPIR Newsletter. sharing with you best practices, improvement tools, and events.

Best Practice Events


  • Lunchtime talk: Introducing the Dubai Government Excellence Programme….read more
  • Is innovation more about people or process?….read more
  • Is it time to give your company a performance management makeover….read more
  • Business Excellence models and awards for the public sector: A guidebook for national productivity organisations….read more
  • When kindness and compassion are part of a disruption….read more
  • 2016 Canada Awards for Excellence Recipients….read more
  • International inspiration from Baldrige….read more
  • A “Best Place to Work” with a culture of caring….read more
  • EFQM and UK Excellence Awards 2016….read more

5th International Best Practice Competition – Call for entries

The 5th International Best Practice Competition. will be held in Mumbai, India, 25/26th April 2017 courtesy of BestPrax Club.

To submit your Best Practice please visit http://www.bestpracticecompetition.com/entry-form where you can download an entry form. The First Call for entries closes on 23 January. Last year there were 38 entries with 28 qualifying to the Competition Event.

The winners of the International Best Practice Competition in 2015 were Al Jazeera International Catering LLC, UAE with a best practice titled ‘Our Planet – Our Responsibility‘. and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), UAE, with a best practice titled ‘Cultural Sensitivity Gives Birth to a Maternity Care

5th Global Benchmarking Award – Last call for entries

The Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) launched the Global Benchmarking Award in 2012 to recognise those organisations that had integrated benchmarking into their organisation’s strategy and processes in order to continuously learn and innovate.

The winners have been Watson Real Estate (New Zealand) in 2012, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (United Arab Emirates) in 2013, OCBC Bank (Singapore) in 2014 and The Medical City, (Philippines) in 2015. For videos on these award winning organisations click here.

The 5th Global Benchmarking Award will be held at the 10th International Benchmarking Conference, 8th December 2016, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

The closing date for entries is the 14th November 2016, for more information about the award visit the official award website.

BPIR Tip of the Month – Business Journals and Periodicals Library

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Featured Publications

BPIR provides full access to over 170 excellent business publications providing, in total, over 1,000,000 articles and reports. The cost of subscribing to any of these would cover your BPIR membership while allowing you to read, search, and print from 790 top publications! Here are a few of the titles from the "Accounting" category (one of 23 categories):
– BusinessWest
– Capital & Class
– American Economist
– Baylor Business Review
– Journal of Managerial Issues
– Journal of Global Business Issues
– Journal of Competitiveness Studies
– Journal of International Business Research

Product Lifecycle Management system leads to improved ROI

Because of intense global competition Nissan needed to get new vehicles to the market faster and to increase product quality. Proprietary product lifecycle management (PLM) technology enabled Nissan to enjoy improved innovation, organisation wide collaboration, and digital product development. PLM technologies enabled previously validated design data and concepts to be reused by younger engineers. Virtual validation of new designs replaced all but one physical prototype, and there was a single source of vehicle data that was available to all personnel. This resulted in:
– Development cycles being reduced from 20 to 10.5 months
– 80 percent fewer problems after vehicle release
– Design changes were reduced by 60 to 90 percent
– The achievement of a better than expected return on investment (ROI).

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Centre for Organisational Excellence Research (COER)
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