Best Practice Report: Safe Use of Drones

This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by in the safe use of drones and how drones have enhanced safety. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.


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2 nd call for entries: 

6 th International Best Practice Competition & 2 nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award


The  International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

To submit your Best Practice please download an entry form. The second call for entries closes on 21st of September 2018 . Last year there were 65 entries with 28 qualifying to the Competition Event.

The 6th International Best Practice Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

In addition, to the International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) organisations are encouraged to apply for IBPC’s  2nd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award. This award recognises organisations that have embraced best practice learning and combined this learning with their own ideas and creativity to become highly innovative. The award recognises organisations that excel in inculcating an innovation culture throughout all facets of their operation from the leadership to employees and covering all stakeholders leading to innovative processes, products and services. To submit your entry please download an entry form.


2 nd call for entries: 

6 th Global Benchmarking Awards


The  Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) launched the  Global Benchmarking Award in 2012 to recognise those organisations that had integrated benchmarking into their organisation’s strategy and processes in order to continuously learn and innovate.

To submit your entry please download an entry formThe second call for entries closes on 21st of September 2018 .

The 6th Global Benchmarking Award will be held in will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 December 2018 as part of the  Global Organisational Excellence Congress courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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Using the Baldrige Criteria delivers improvements to key metrics

To improve customer and employee satisfaction, cycle times, defects, and processes, ProCo, an anonymous small US manufacturer, placed the Baldrige Criteria at the heart of the organisational strategy formation. The management team was trained on the Baldrige Criteria, organisational and team self-assessments were conducted using the Criteria, along with employee surveys and strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis. Strategic planning was focussed on the identification and assignment of strategic objectives, action plans, timelines, and strategic goals were linked to employees. The Baldrige Criteria were aligned with other quality tools, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, value stream mapping, process mapping, Kaizen blitz, failure modes effects analysis, and 5S. Cross-functional improvement teams also completed projects that were aligned with strategic objectives. Several Baldrige-inspired improvement projects resulted in reductions in cycle time (15%), defects (50%) and warranty costs (75%). Customer satisfaction increased to 97%.

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Rapid benchmarking using TRADE Best Practice Methodology

To address below expected performance at its Edendale plant, Fonterra, a NZ Manufacturer of dairy products, used TRADE to identify best practices and develop an implementation plan – all within 5 days. Edendale, in its second year of operation, had the second largest milk powder drier in the world. Fonterra’s Clandeboye plant, performing to specifications, was introduced as a benchmarking partner. The solution was identified through a detailed comparison of process maps and specific running conditions and parameters between the two plants. Following the rapid benchmarking project there was a quick improvement in performance with the product meeting specifications 99.6% of the time, resulting in an additional $200,000 contribution to the business in a year. Other achievements as a result of TRADE rapid benchmarking included a reduction in plant downtime of 269 hours per year and an increase in production of 7.97%.



BPIR Tip of the Month – Award Winner Reports

Imagine a website that provides a detailed list of major award winners along with the organisation’s  name,  award names , a summary report of the award application details, and  contact details for the organisations involved. The Award Winner Reports offers all of the above-mentioned features, PLUS 100’s of video clips and presentation slides are also available for many of the award entries.

The Award Winners Report is a great tool that can help you to find potential benchmarking partners, and to learn from the example of top performing organisations.



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