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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.” […]

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Operational excellence and MBA Lean Implementation Journey

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ODI, operational excellence, continuous improvement, skills development, management consultants, productivity consultants, accredited training provider, Debswana Diamond Company

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.” […]

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Merino Grower Farm of Topigs Norsvin SA & 20 Keys for operational excellence

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Merino Grower Farm of Topigs Norsvin SA, operational excellence, ODI, Johan Benadie

When people think about a pigsty, they most probably think about dirt, disorder, and an unpleasant smell. In fact, when you Google the meaning of the word ‘pigsty’, it is also described as “a very dirty or untidy house or room“. Not so at all at Merino Grower Farm of Topigs Norsvin SA, near Villiers in the Free State province of South Africa. They started with the 20 Keys system some time ago, and recently achieved the Key 1 Level 3.5 certification – a first for pig farming in South Africa! The farm, with eight weaner and 12 grower houses […]

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People are the Foundation to Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

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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 […]