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Christmas Greetings from the Institute of Value Management

This News Article was posted on : 17 December 2018

Message from Julie A Warriner, the Chair of Institute of Value Management

Firstly I would like to welcome you all to this edition of Value. My apologies that this edition has taken a while to come out but I am sure you will appreciate that the Institute is made up of volunteers and hence we are reliant on people’s available time. Not withholding the delay in getting Value to you all, 2018 has been a busy year.

I am delighted that a number of new Corporate members have joined the IVM over the last year including Jacobs, United Utilities and Rolls Royce. In addition we are thankful that our existing Corporate members of Turner & Townsend, Network Rail, Sellafield and Scottish Water continue to support us in many ways.

On the 27 September 2018 the IVM held ‘A conference on Value Management and Lean’ in Durham, jointly hosted by the IVM, Northumbrian Water and Turner & Townsend. It is clear that different organisations use varying approaches for improving how they manage and deliver value for their customers, stakeholders and shareholders. With this in mind, we explored if there is a clear linkage between these different techniques that strive to enhance value?

The event featured presentations and group discussions around the themes below, which aimed to explore the linkages. Speakers included knowledgeable industry leaders in each area:
¬ Set up – Early Value Management: – Julie Warriner from Network Rail & Chair of the IVM
¬ Case Study – Northumbrian Water and their Run2Lean initiative: – John Robson from Northumbrian Water & IVM Executive and Andy Spooner of ASLeanSolutions.
¬ Build – Lean in action on-site within the Construction sector: – Richard Daley from Turner & Townsend’s Operational Excellence team
¬ Supply Chain – Delivering value through the Supply Chain in the Road sector: –Derek Drysdale, Lean Construction Institute

Further information including the full Conference Slide Pack, can be found on the IVM Website. Excellent feedback was received from those attending the conference and it was agreed there was continued support to hold an annual conference working with our industry partners.

A key theme for the institute next year will be getting closer to our members, working to strengthen our individual membership and fostering stronger links with academia.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Value including an article I found in our archives from back in 1968 – much of which is still relevant!

If you want to be involved, and I am hoping you will, please contact me or one of our Executive members direct. Meanwhile, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, despite the continuing uncertainty around Brexit.

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