As part of National Quality Week (NQW), being held in South Africa from 7 to 11 November, Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings and the South African Quality Institute (SAQI) will be hosting an important no cost seminar on Tuesday, 8 November to enable and assist business leaders to accelerate growth within their own organisations.
This year’s theme is “Improving the Quality of Life” and is part of Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings’ ongoing Business Excellence Awareness series that commenced in 2011. Several influential leaders across sectors of the South African business landscape have been attracted to deliver key note addresses; to host a panel discussion and to share their knowledge in an effort to pave a way to more prosperous times.
The purpose of NQW and SAQI’s mission is to create total quality awareness and encourage individuals and organisations to focus on the importance of quality as a strategic management tool for global competitiveness; as a generator of wealth and jobs at a local level as well as a key component of business excellence. This event further endorses the belief by playing host to many well-known industry gurus whose knowledge and experience has assisted them to realise the importance quality plays in the global market.
Ian Huntly, CEO and MD of Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings confirmed when any organisation becomes a SAQI member, they commit, as part of their approach to quality, to improving the quality of life.
The United Nations introduced the concept of World Quality Day (WQD) in 1990 to worldwide awareness of the important contribution quality makes towards the growth, performance and prosperity of an organisation and a nation as a whole.
Huntly confirmed South Africa needs to urgently reverse the recent drop in performance in this metric, so that we can re-establish our position in world rankings. “It is critical that we all pay attention now to stimulating service delivery, competitive manufacturing, exports and beneficiation, all of which have the potential to dramatically improve our quality of life,” he said.
“It is imperative that we all radically step up our quality of life and improve the economy by creating more jobs and a more balanced society. By attending the seminar on 8 November we believe executives and organisations in South Africa can network with leaders, while learning lessons that will benefit and accelerate growth in their own organisations,” concluded Huntly.