Operational excellence is a topic close to the heart of GFC that forms part of the VKB group. Investing in their employees and focusing on continuous improvement at all levels, are but a few of many of their core values that support VKB’s vision.
Our Supervision for Energised Work Teams programme has been offered since 1989. With the introduction of accredited learning, ODI leaped at the opportunity to give people who do all this hard work credits, and an actual qualification (National Certificate: Generic Management – Supervisory NQF3).
From all of us at ODI – well done to Theo van Strijp (MD Grain Field Chickens), Landi van der Merwe, Rene van der Westhuizen (20 Keys facilitators) and the rest of the Grain Field Chickens team, for winning the prestigious SAIIE’s best Industrial Engineering work conducted, Award! The SAIIE Award for Best Industrial En
O-FM is a regional radio station based in Bloemfontein, South Africa. O-FM covers three provinces – the Free State, the North West province, and the Northern Cape province. In 2005, it also commenced broadcasts into the Vaal Triangle area. It broadcasts in English and Afrikaans, in an adult contemporary format. Recentl
Key 8 of the 20 Keys System for operations excellence, Coupled Manufacturing/Production, is about a strategy and methods to link processes in order to ensure: a smooth, fast process, product and information flow, with low inventory levels, and effective communication between the different up- and downstream processes/f
It is a myth that managers are in the best position to come up with innovations and ideas for operations improvement in organisations. Because they’re the ones actually doing the day-to-day work, employees are in the best position to come up with ideas for operations improvement. They know first-hand what’s working and
On Friday 26 June 2020, Grain Field Chickens (GFC – a chicken processing plant in Reitz and a member of the VKB Group) was awarded the 20 Keys International Excellence Award, by PDI (Japan), and ODI (South Africa). GFC started their 20 Keys journey in March 2016, when Theo van Strijp, currently MD, asked me to present
ODI’s Mbali Tshabalala recently facilitated two groups of Grain Field Chickens learners completing their NQF 2 and NQF 3 National Certificates in General Management and Production Technology respectively. On completion of the NQF 2 National Certificate in Production Technology, learners will be able to: • Effectively c