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Operations excellence awards at the 2019 ODI conference

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At ODI’s recent conference where we celebrated 30 years of operational excellence, we also celebrated the commitment and dedication of our learners completing their NQF 2, 3, 4 & 5 qualifications. Recognition was given to individuals for leadership excellence and who gave of themselves beyond what was expected. NQF Level 2 The first learner that received an award is a person who always submitted excellent work, attended all classes and showed a keen initiative in applying what he had learned to his workplace. Goldi Standerton’s Thokozani Mkhize received the National Top Performer award (pictured here with ODI’s Michael Foxon). The […]

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20 Keys Excellence Award at Goldi Experimental Farm in Standerton

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ODI, Goldi Broiler Experimental Farm, Johan Benadie, Operational excellence, skills development, Continuous Improvement, Business development, management development consultants, productivity consultants, accredited training provider,

Someone once said to me that the only way to improve a country’s productivity is to do it factory by factory, mine by mine, organisation by organisation. For the individual organisation this is also true, operations excellence is done process by process, department by department. At Astral Foods, the Agricultural Division is following the same approach – plant by plant, site by site, farm by farm and hatchery by hatchery. A number of the business units in the division already achieved the 20 Keys International Excellence Award. The Goldi Broiler Experimental Farm team at Standerton also took up the challenge […]

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Successful bonus systems are powerful management tools

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Roland Röhrs – Chairman: I made these learnings over a long period of time. Published my first (and just about only) article in my third study year (1972) on “Bonuses” Implemented my first real working bonus system in 1988 at Glamosa Glass factory – it is still in use 30 years later Implemented a full system at Wispeco in 1998 – complex operation – still in use 20 years later Implemented various others during this time; consulting companies etc. Successful Bonus systems are powerful management tools, and operate optimal if the environment is receptive, thus: management attitude, worker attitudes, level […]

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20 Keys clients and other presentations at the 27th International 20 Keys conference

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20 Keys International Conference and Study Tour 2019, Bulgaria, PDI Japan, ODI South Africa, operational excellence, lean manufacturing, kaizen, study tour visits, business improvement techniques, business development

On Tuesday 22 October 2019, we had 8+ world-class speakers sharing their business excellence at the 27th International 20 Keys conference in Bulgaria. Below follows a brief summary of the second-half presentations delivered on the day.  This is the second of a two-part write-up of the conference. To read more about the 20 Keys partner presentations that took place earlier in the day, click here. The 27th International 20 Keys Conference in Bulgaria was organised by our Bulgarian 20 Keys Partner, Next Consult – www.next-consult.com Mr.Mohamed M.Elsayed, Supply Chain Manager   – KAPCI Coatings, Egypt – a 20 Keys® Success Story Mohammed shared […]

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Benefits of using blended e-Learning in your operations excellence implementation

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2019 ODI Conference, celebrating 30 years of operational excellence, productivity consultancy, management development consultancy, accredited training provider, Continuous Improvement, lean manufacturing

Jason Peters: Production Standards Manager & Chantelle Webb: Production Controller at De Beers Sightholder Sales SA, did a presentation at ODI’s conference – celebrating 30 years of operations excellence, held on the 29th August 2019 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The topic of their presentation was: “Benefits of using Blended e-Learning in your Operations Excellence Implementation” Jason and Chantelle shared DBSSSA’s Operations Excellence journey and how key people in their organisation, are involved in the National Certificate in Productivity (NQF5 ID49793). Click here to view the album: e-Learning NQF5 National Certificate in Productivity, DBSSSA & Huibie Jones. Jason started the presentation […]

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Morupule Coal Mines’ Lean Journey – Current status, successes and way forward

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2019 ODI Conference, celebrating 30 years of operational excellence, productivity consultancy, management development consultancy, accredited training provider, Continuous Improvement, lean manufacturing

Lapologang Laps Letshwenyo: Business Improvement Coordinator at Morupule Coal Mine in Botswana, presented MCM’s case study of business excellence and shared Morupule Coal Mine’s achievements at ODI’s recent conference held on the 29th August 2019 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. His topic was: “MCM Lean Journey – Current status, successes and way forward” Laps started with a background of MCM, including structure, resources, vision, mission, and values. He then shared the lean journey of MCM. He addressed the challenges, as well as the successes. To manage change was one of the critical success factors. Improvement and goals are monitored using […]

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Operational Excellence … Good to Great

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2019 ODI Conference, celebrating 30 years of operational excellence, productivity consultancy, management development consultancy, accredited training provider, Continuous Improvement

Doug February – General Manager at Nampak, presented “Operational Excellence … Good to Great” at our recent ODI conference held on the 29th August 2019 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Doug energised the room from the time he started speaking about Operations Excellence! He said he realised how complex his task was, as he knows that most of the delegates are already mature in their Operational Excellence Journey. Everyone knows about 5S, problem-solving, focused improvements, and so on. After much soul searching, he said he decided that he would like everyone to be true to themselves, and understand why they […]

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Nothing is quite as valuable as doing things right, the first time – every time!

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At the recent 27th International 20 Keys conference in Bulgaria, Huibie Jones of ODI presented on the topic – “Produce Better”. This is a topic that features very strongly in ODI. What also made the presentation even more relevant is that November is the month when “World Quality Day” is celebrated. Click here to read more about World Quality Day 2019 Quality is one of the categories of the *QCDSM Scorecard. The scorecard as a whole focuses on operational excellence. (*QCDSM is an acronym, which stands for Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Morale. These items represent an overall strategy that is used […]

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20 Keys partner presentations at the 27th International 20 Keys Conference

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20 Keys International Conference and Study Tour 2019, Bulgaria, PDI Japan, ODI South Africa, operational excellence, lean manufacturing, kaizen, study tour visits, business improvement techniques, business development

The 27th International 20 Keys® Conference was a 4-day unique experience with success stories of leading Bulgarian and international companies and visits to companies in Bulgaria with leading lean practices. The 27th International 20 Keys Conference in Bulgaria was organised by our Bulgarian 20 Keys Partner, Next Consult – www.next-consult.com This is the first of a two part series of the conference. On Tuesday 22 October 2019, we had 8+ world-class speakers sharing their business excellence. Below follows a brief summary of the presentations delivered on the day. All delegates were welcomed by the Managing Partner of Next Consult, Mr […]

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20 Keys – The Astral way

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At ODI’s recent one-day conference where we celebrated 30 years of operational excellence, several companies from various industries presented their case studies of business excellence and shared their achievements. Len Hansen – Consultant at Astral Operations, presented: “My Journey with Organisational Development International (ODI) since 1991.” Esbe du Toit: Organisational Improvement Manager at Wispeco Aluminium, presented: “Celebrating Innovation … A snapshot of our journey towards world-class.” Theo van Strijp: Managing Director at GFC, presented: “Grain Field Chickens: Road to Excellence Award.” Forona Stephens: Human Resources Business Partner at GWK and her topic of discussion was: “Think Big, Start Small, Unlock Excellence.” […]