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Summer 2018 newsletter

I am finalising this newsletter the morning after England knocked out of the World Cup. I don’t really follow football (too much arrogance, money and arguing and cheating for my taste!) but like many others I engaged with the relative success of this young team, and much to admire about the Manager with his quietly thoughtful, nurturing and visionary approach – perhaps offering some leadership lessons for us all to learn!

Also really enjoying the unusually hot and sunny English summer – it may not suit everyone but I have to say it suits me! Lots of summer distractions (Wimbledon, record scores in the cricket, the Open coming up) and lots to enjoy at the moment…..including the progress and successes of many of our clients.

Further Client Success at CIA Awards

Many congratulations to Johnson Matthey who were crowned Company of The Year by the UK Chemical Industries Association at their 2018 annual awards ceremony on 14th June. Last year Johnson Matthey Edinburgh won the ABB Manufacturing and Resource Efficiency Award, based on their OpEx improvement work. This year they have gone one better!

We are very proud to have Johnson Matthey as one of our longstanding clients and wish them much more success in the future.

Autumn Networking Events

We are planning a couple of Networking events later in the year on the theme of “Continuous Improvement as a day to day task – and how to achieve this alongside delivering Business As Usual”.

This particular topic has generated a lot of interest – after all it’s a problem that every organisation struggles with – so this year we are planning two events – one in London and one in Edinburgh. Dates are still to be finalized but will be sometime in late September/October.

If you are interested in coming let us know by clicking on this link and also tell us whether you prefer London or Edinburgh as a venue.
We will keep you updated with more details over the next couple of months.

We are delighted to welcome Orietta as the newest member of the PICL family. She brings a wealth of experience to the team, and also a passion for the “people” side of continuous improvement with a particular interest in how to engage everyone in OpEx through their daily activities.

Orietta is a highly-motivated and pragmatic Operational Excellence professional with extensive experience working in the oil & gas, healthcare, transport, agribusiness and sugar refining sectors.

She is a proactive and inspirational leader with a successful track record in delivering cost reduction strategies.

She says;

“My most enjoyable times are working with people, be it from the shopfloor all the way up to senior management. I relish the opportunity to remind them how much they know and contribute to the business, and for them to see alternative ways of approaching problems they have tackled in the past with little success. It is at that moment – when the lightbulb literally comes on – that I get my utmost satisfaction. Your people are what makes your business a success, and being able to leverage their knowledge and passion in ways they have not seen possible until now is, to my mind, my biggest achievement”

You can contact Orietta via email or phone, + 44 (0) 7814 721 650.

Our Regular Webinar programme

Our free webinars continue to be enjoyed by many of our clients. If you haven’t participated yet, then have a look at the upcoming programme – you may find something that could be very helpful for you. We cover a wide range of topics of general interest to those involved in OpEx & CI programmes– the aim is to provide you with practical guidance and “tips and tricks” on different aspects of process improvement.

Dear Andrew, Thanks a lot for the webinar, it was very useful. It helped me to get a sense to where to focus my energy in our deployment, and why things work or don’t in our program.

Oliver Kozak

LinkedIn PICLub

Talking of sharing “tips and tricks”, you might want to join our LinkedIn Group – The Process Improvement Club.

This is a LinkedIn community of “Friends of Process Insight” and practitioners, with the emphasis on sharing best practices to maximise the impact of OpEx and Continuous Improvement. It’s a group within which you can raise questions, get answers and generally contribute.

Click here to find out more and request to join if you are interested.

Autumn Open Programme

Don’t forget our Open Programme in The Autumn. If you are interested in Green Belt or Black Belt Training, JMP Data Analytics, Design For Six Sigma or learning more about “Change Leadership” then we have a course for you!

Also our highly popular OpEx Deployment Master-class for those who want to learn how to maximise the impact of their Improvement Programme.

Over 85% of our delegates would highly recommend our training, so you can be very confident that you are in the best of hands.

Our training courses are fully accredited by BQF and lead to GB, BB or MBB accreditation.

For further details of our Open Programme click here, or give me (Andrew Ruddick) a call on 07785 927144.

Congratulations To All Our Recently Accredited 'Belts'

At Process Insight we believe very strongly in people development, skills transfer and capability building. Consequently we are particularly delighted to offer our congratulations to those we have recently coached & certified. Certification represents a very important milestone in an individual’s personal development and is a great demonstration of sustained leadership & business impact. If you would like to find out more about becoming accredited then give us a call on 07785 927144.

Black Belt certification

Antonio Lombardi - Beltrame
Nicolas Schneider - Beltrame
Guillaume Ostyn- Beltrame
Guillaume Gourdin - Beltrame
Ludovic Briclet - Beltrame
Clément Ricquiers - Beltrame
Jacky Dessaint - Beltrame
Stephen McNeal - Fuji Diosynth
Edoardo Corradin- Beltrame

Green Belt certification

Richard Gradwell - Victrex
Richard Jebb - Victrex
Audrey Lucatelli - Johnson Matthey Edinburgh
Craig Neary - Johnson Matthey Edinburgh
Alan Taylor - Johnson Matthey Edinburgh
Richard Jarrold - e2v
Kristian Hawkins - e2v
Lewis Tucker - e2v
James Clayton - e2v
Tom Christopher - e2v
Tom Clayton - e2v
Marco Pengo - Beltrame
Paolo Corengia - Beltrame
Andrea Gaspari - Beltrame
Mauro Soffia - Beltrame
Andrea Cocco - Beltrame
Nicola Albarese - Beltrame
Christoph Zeltner - Beltrame
Roland Hänni - Beltrame
Jennifer Engl - Beltrame
Jan Metzler - Beltrame
Florian Hofer - Beltrame
Serge Nussbaum - Beltrame
Matthias Zechner - Beltrame
Giovanni Izzi - Beltrame
Michael Odo Beltrame
Miroslav Sapina - Beltrame
Steve Stebler - Beltrame
Predrag Matijevic - Beltrame
Marco Sardi - Beltrame
Richard Whiteside - Victrex
Diana Wijngaarden - Victrex
Alicia Dunne - Victrex
Tony Pickford - Victrex
Gordon Mcdonogh - Victrex

Should you have any questions or require more information about any of the content in this newsletter please do get in touch with either myself or Andy and we can discuss the simple next steps. Alternatively give us a call on + 44 (0) 7785 927144.
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