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AFIMAC at ASIS 2012

September 7th, 2012 Comments off

Well, if anyone casually asks me at ASIS 2012 if anything is new since last year I hope they have an hour or so because I’ll have a lot to tell them!  AFI and IMAC merged and are now AFIMAC, AFIMAC acquired Brazil based MENA International, we have a new video Q & A system called Insights Under Two,  our expert team has been blogging, we made major enhancements to our incident tracking software called VERITAS, our on-line training courses have increased to include several excellent topics, and the company has grown tremendously over the last year and refocused its core service offerings.

It’s going to be a great show and year to follow!

Get Lean

November 8th, 2011 Comments off

Not ever having taken a course on lean and only having a general understanding of it, I was not sure how it would fit with other courses on IMAC’s Online Training Academy – until I sat through a course with Richard Staikoff.  Admittedly, the subject matter was fairly tame compared to other courses I’ve sat in on with AFI and IMAC like ‘Truck Hijacking Response’, ‘Guidelines for Crossing Picket Lines’ and ‘Kidnap Avoidance for Executives’.

Wikipedia has it defined as “Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, “Lean,” is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, “value” is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for.” Read more

So with that definition in mind, and after taking the ‘Introduction to Lean’ course, it is clearly evident to me that lean directly ties into anything associated to business, including labour disputes, natural disasters and any other crisis whether it is pre, during or post event.

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