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ODI’s online operations excellence training and implementation support

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ODI now also provides online operations excellence training and implementation support, at your convenience! We are offering an online service for 20 Keys training and implementation support. The service, based on the 20 Keys system, is tailored to your specific needs, according to the stage of your operations excellence journey. Support varies from individual and group-training sessions, to Key Leader action plan progress reviews, and next steps discussions, using specific tools and techniques, implementation of small group projects, and any other relevant support. The service is available on an hourly basis; scheduled according to your availability, time constraints, and convenience. This service is in […]

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e-Learning and Key 9 of the 20 Keys management improvement system

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In Astral’s Meadows Feed Mill in Port Elizabeth there are  lots of expensive production equipment – typical of capital intensive equipment plants.  When Kate van der Walt (Nutritionist),  joined ODI’s e-learning course for Key 9 of the 20 Keys Management Improvement system, she realised that the NIR machine in the laboratory, is as critical as the production machines, in terms of ensuring on-time delivery to customers. Kate decided to select this topic as her project as part of the e-Learning course. Well done to Kate who is the first Astral Foods learner to complete an e-Learning course! In her own words: […]

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How smart leaders are adapting to the next normal

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On the 17th April 2020, I was part of a Zoom conference, attended by more than 85 participants from around the world. It was a think tank, engaging with each other and hosted by Dean van Leeuwen an astute futurist and business TEDx speaker. The topic of discussion was “How smart leaders are adapting to the next normal”. The guest was Grant Schreiber – a South African author, editor, publisher  and founding editor of Real Leaders, a leadership magazine that focuses exclusively on sustainability and ethical business. The following is a summary of the discussions and opinions. What are smart […]

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Skills Programme – NQF5: The Impact of Emotional Intelligence

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online learning, elearning, ODI, management improvement systems, emotional intelligence, EQ

From the comfort and safety of your home, you can now learn how to develop your Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), by signing up to NQF5: THE IMPACT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Enrolment is free of charge, if you register during level 4 of the COVID-19 lock-down period.  During these unprecedented days of lock-down, effective Leadership is required to deal with the impact of COVID-19.  That is why ODI is offering this course free of charge (during level 4 only).  Effective leaders are more crucial than ever, and all leaders need to have a high degree of emotional intelligence. If you have […]

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The operational excellence journeys of DBSSSA & GWK

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DBSSSA, NQF Level 5, Huibie Jones, learnerships, 20 Keys management system, Productivity, Process Improvement, Operational Management and Improvement Coaching, management improvement projects, Continuous Operations Improvement Systems, Operational excellence, skills development, Continuous Improvement, Business development, management development consultants, productivity consultants, accredited training provider, lean manufacturing, business improvement techniques, business process improvement, change management, employee engagement, Accredited CPD Programs, Operational Management and Improvement Coaching, Continuous Operations Improvement Systems

Business Dictionary defines operational excellence as: “A philosophy of the workplace where problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership results in the ongoing improvement in an organisation. The process involves focusing on the customers’ needs, keeping the employees positive and empowered, and continually improving the current activities in the workplace.” Operational excellence involves setting the organisation up for growth, which means understanding what the market wants and creating an uninterrupted value stream that always feeds the need, even if it changes. Operational excellence is not confined to the executive suite or the factory floor. It involves every person at every level of the […]

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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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Innovation and e-Learning

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e-Learning, NQF5, National Certificate in Productivity, ODI

Extract from QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) document: General Principles and Minimum Requirements on E-Assessment of Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) In line with its key mandate of upholding the quality of qualifications within the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF), the QCTO is committed to quality assuring all forms of assessment of programmes and qualifications within the sub-framework. To this end, there is recognition of the prevalence of use of technology not only in delivering training programmes within this sector, but also in assessing students. Definition: e-Learning: Various forms of electronic learning where technology […]