Improving Safety in the Supply Chain through Operational and Business Excellence
Operational Excellence (OE) Frameworks and Management Systems have in the past few years helped create opportunities for greater collaboration between departments in companies and greater collaboration between companies within a supply chain. From an internal context, operational excellence provides for processes to be established within organizations which help procurement, operations and safety functions work closely with each other in the setting of efficient processes that ensures that safe and reliable products and services are procured.
From an external context, working through collaborative networks which avoid conflict of competing commercial interests, can mean that better systems, products and services can be developed. The experience and knowledge sharing through using effective communities of practice in OE can be significant.
This short presentation will talk about the 7 fundamentals of Operationally excellent organizations and will give examples of how OE can help in the overall improvement in safety in the supply chains.
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Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi
Currently the Senior Director, Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence for the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) in Dubai, UAE. Waddah currently overseas all the Sustainability, Environmental, CSR and Energy and Resource Management at ENOC as well as Operational and Business Excellence, Quality, IMS Certification Assurance, Innovation and Process Improvement.
From 2015 to 2018, he had been responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of best practices and standards for EHS Assurance, Business Excellence & Quality, Sustainability, Security and Risk Management as well as Wellness and Social Affairs and advocates the continued improvement of the company’s EHSSQ culture through his leadership of the company’s EHSSQ regional team. Waddah also oversaw the Group’s Legal Affairs as well as the development and implementation of the ENOC Group Communication Strategy to support commercial growth and strategic positioning.
Academically he is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Bradford School of Management - University of Bradford, has an MBA from the Bradford School of Management an MSc from the UAE University and has an BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wales, College Cardiff. He is appointed as a visiting lecturer in the Universiti Technologi Petronas (UTP), Malaysia and served on the industry advisory Boards of the University of Modern Sciences and the Heriot Watt University in Dubai as well as an external examiner for PhD students for the University of Environmental and Petroleum Sciences, Dehradun, India.
He served for 9 years since 2010 as Vice Chairman, Dubai Centre of Carbon Excellence “Dubai Carbon” (DCCE) PJSC; Appointed Member the Board, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) – (Since 2015) an Elected Member of the Council, Energy Institute, UK (Since 2018) the Hon. Chairman, Energy Institute – Middle East Branch (Since 2017) and a Board Member, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) as well as, most recently, a Senior Advisor to the Board of the Clean Business Energy Council (CBEC). He is the Chairman of the Platform for Connected Leadership Management and Consulting LLC, Dubai UAE.
He has six international books published in Safety Management, Reflective Learning for HSE practitioners, Operational Excellence, Governance and Leadership and Business Acumen skills for HSE practitioners and a book in theology. He has published many journal and conference papers and has in the span of his career presented in more than 100 conferences and seminars in more than 10 different countries.
He is very passionate about improving the corporate governance standards internationally and is especially interested in improvements in sustainability, HSE, operational excellence and more generally practitioner competence and capabilities. He is a UAE national and lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.