Tag Archives: awards & recognition

Quality at work in Diametric

Diametric manufactures badges, nameplates and labels for other manufacturers to put on their products.  We highlight their website here, because their web page devoted to quality is a great example of ‘theory’ being put into ‘practice’.   Diametric is explicit … Continue reading

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The Virginia Mason Production System

Having blogged yesterday about ‘lean service’, quite coincidently the Daily Telegraph has a full page article explaining the application of lean in the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.  This is because Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, visited there in March … Continue reading

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Quality infographic

If you are a fan of infographics, Midlake Products have produced one that explains some key aspects of quality management.  Too big to publish here, it explains: different ISO standards and their role six sigma concepts APQP

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Institute for Continuous Improvement in the Public Sector

ICiPS is a professional membership organisation sponsored by the UK government and other government agencies aimed at professionalising public sector managers in the skills of CI.   They offer a range of member services, as well as an awards scheme … Continue reading

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Trade shows both reward and drive innovation

I was reminded of what we say on page 320 of Operations Management – “The trade show  is another example of how organisations get and promote new ideas” – when I came across Hotelympia’s Innovation Awards.  This hotel and catering … Continue reading

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APICS Certification

One of this blog’s followers pointed us in the direction of this article, which provides great insight into this Certification programme, focusing on developing OM expertise in supply chain and inventory management.

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Innovation Luminary Awards 2013

The Innovation Luminary Academy and Awards have been established by the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) to celebrate and recognise outstanding innovation role models and hopefully through this to inspire the next generation of innovators.  The 2013 … Continue reading

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Location key OW

The Manufacturer has an article on its website about Wensleydale Diary Products (WDP).  It reports on investment in its site and the effect this will have on efficiency and capacity – both of which are core OM issues.  But that … Continue reading

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SCM and inventory management in foodservice

PSL are a consulting company that is interesting from a couple of OM perspectives.  First, they are on the Sunday Times list of ‘Best Small Companies to Work For’.  Second, they specialise in advising foodservice businesses on how to manage their … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Wow! Stuff

This toy company has won numerous awards since it was started in 2003, including a 2012 award for Innovation at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards.  It has a very distinctive organisational culture – as demonstrated by it website.   This culture … Continue reading

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