When Kaizen Institute founder Masaaki Imai referred to me as one of his best students, helping spread the true meaning of Kaizen across fields including banking, healthcare, local government and accounting, it was an accolade indeed.
My personal philosophy is very well - aligned with the Kaizen philosophy and methodology. K aizen emphasises respect for other people and real every day, everywhere continuous improvement by everyone, thereby unleashing the power and creativity of an organisation’s greatest asset: its people. I believe that my practical experience from the busine ss world, as well as personal application, take the implementation of the Kaizen philosophy beyond the academic or theoretical concepts.
I’ve worked in the Service Sector since 1988 building expertise in the services areas that include healthcare, banking, process manufacturing, discreet manufacturing, distribution and logistics. I completed an M.Com (Strategic Management) before joining Ernst & Young Management consulting in South Africa (3 years) and New Zealand (4 years) specialising in Business Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management and Strategy. I then worked for Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products as Supply Chain Development Manager across New Zealand and Australia sites. At the time, CHH was owned by International Paper. I became Co - founder and Ope rations Manager for a CHH new venture company, Straightedge, selling and delivering e - business and innovative Do - it - Yourself software solutions into North America.
In 2005 I was appointed as the CEO and Managing Director for Kaizen Institute New Zealand. I n 2010 I was also appointed as Australasia Leader. I’m the current president of the NZ Chapter of AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) and the chairman of the New Zealand Lean Leadership Network (NZLLN). I’m also a past - president of the CSCMP (Co uncil for Supply Chain Management Professionals) Kiwi Roundtable.
In my role I’ve had the privilege to work with a team of global and local consultants to deliver Lean Transformation to organisations, in healthcare, retail, tertiary education, provision an d utilities, manufacturing, food product manufacturing and distribution (FMCG and fresh product).
I’m passionate about working with organisations and their leadership teams who want to instil a true Kaizen culture in their operations. We’re helping them fu lly realise the potential of their staff by engaging them to add value and to drive excellence to their customers.
It’s extraordinarily rewarding to know that our team is applying Kaizen in our own operation and that we’ve made a difference by helping so many businesses succeed in ways that wouldn’t have been possible without Kaizen.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021