We have often written here about continuous improvement and mentioned one especially good platform called TRACC. TRACC has been developed by a South African company called CCI which, in the person of Oswald Duvel, many years ago established a presence in Asia as a commitment to bring operational best practices here.
Very tragically, Oswald Duvel was taken from us last week. The loss left by his departure has rippled across manufacturing across Asia, arguably even more broadly, from Oswald's chosen base here in Thailand to far-flung places in South Korea, China, Indonesia and other locales. This loss would be even greater if it were not for Oswald's legacy, in both the well-documented approach he espoused and the people he trained, who are now ready to continue.
Oswald introduced to this part of the world a fresh approach to improving a key link in supply chain management, namely production. In so doing, he brought an enlightened way to improving the way people do things in many production operations across Asia. Not only is this an especially good way of doing things in and around a production facility but, more importantly, it is a profound approach to the process itself of improving people and processes and, subsequently, employing tools.
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