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Haldan Consulting and the Nelson Mandela University have partnered to bring you the

Continuous Improvement Workshop Series ’19

This workshop will be hosted by the Nelson Mandela University’s Industrial Engineering Department on North Campus in May 2019!

We are excited to announce that Jendamark and Afrisoft will facilitate two of the topics at this year’s Continuous Improvement Workshop Series.
This Series includes 4 practical workshops that take place over 2 days, with an optional Factory Tour on day 3. Continuous improvement is an integral part of doing business – if an organization (of any type) chooses to continue with “business as usual” they will soon fall behind their competitors. The motor industry, led by Toyota, has shown the way with regards to continuous improvement – others have noted Toyota’s superior performance and have begun their own continuous improvement journey’s.  Popular methodologies for achieving this include Lean, Six Sigma and TPM.  Whichever route you choose, it is clear that some form of continuous improvement methodology has to be utilized in order to keep up with your competition!

The Continuous Improvement Workshop Series adds value to this by exposing delegates to a number of the CI tools – some old and some new.  The evolution and theory of four tools will be discussed and demonstrated in a practical way so that delegates can return to work and implement improvements using these tools.

The following topics will be covered:

About Dr Karl van der Merwe (Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, Nelson Mandela University)

Dr. Karl van der Merwe has been a practicing Industrial Engineer since 1989. After a fifteen-year stint in the Automotive sector, he moved to an academic environment to pursue a career in teaching, research and consulting.  He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management, which was granted by Nelson Mandela University, based on research completed in the field of Lean and Six Sigma operations. He currently oversees a number of continuous improvement research projects in collaboration with industry partners and has authored several books on related topics. He is also an enthusiastic cyclist, currently residing in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

About Jaco Snyders (Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, Nelson Mandela University)

Jaco is a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. Prior to joining academia he worked in the automotive industry and was involved in numerous improvement and lean implementation projects. He manages the Centre for Business Engineering at the university and is currently involved in lean research.