As we grow internationally, Intelex is seeking to partner with regional organizations that have an intimate knowledge of their markets and a superior EHS experience. In late 2009, Intelex and Barik IT Services entered a partnership agreement designed to expand Intelex’s presence in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nearly three years and 23 clients later, Intelex’s brand identity in this region has been significantly accentuated as the result of the work of ur esteemed partners. Barik team is led by Mr. Rahamathulla, an EHS expert with an intimate knowledge of Oman and UAE markets. What started as a one-man show has turned into an 10-person-strong, Intelex-only team that provides business development and implementation services across the region.
Year over year, the Barik team has managed to meet our clients’ needs and provide services that conform to Intelex standards. A common denominator during our regular market visits is our clients’ satisfaction with Team Barik’s level of knowledge, dedication and willingness to meet their individual needs. As a result of their continuous hard work, Barik IT Services won the first annual ‘Intelex Partner of the Year’ award, which was handed to the company’s President, Mr. Juma Ali (pictured, flanked by Rahamathulla on the left and me on the right), on September 22. After we have closed the chapter of fiscal year 2012, Barik and Intelex look forward to a productive and challenging FY 2013.
Our network of global partners has seen some major expansions recently as Intelex was able to establish reseller agreements with Al Thiga Co. in Saudi Arabia and xQ4 Consulting in Nigeria and Ghana.
Intelex wants to use this opportunity to thank and congratulate our esteemed partners from Oman/UAE once again. Their level of effort, commitment and expertise is the model we would like to see reflect with our other global partnerships.
Milan Zelcevic is Intelex’s Alliance Manager. Reach out to him or visit our partner page for more information about our partner program.
Improving quality and efficiency in an organization can often seem like a difficult task, given the numerous approaches out there. Some companies believe their quality improvement initiatives are strong enough to withstand any obstacle in the marketplace, whereas other companies fail to have a strong enough stance on the subject entirely. This can be as a direct result of poor leadership and accountability, cultural resistance, and even poor planning.
In a recent article posted on QualityDigest.com, George Maszle summaries an excellent input-process-output (IPO) chart, called Quality and Productivity Improvement Processes, focusing on 10 positive factors that can be implemented in the workforce for a more productive and value-based development. Some of these factors include selecting the right people and projects, integrated training, and enterprise-wide knowledge training, to name a few.
Once these elements are executed across the board, they create five desired quality outputs as a result, which are: Improved value for customers, shareholders and society; improved intellectual capital; top line growth, bottom line growth; and positive cultural change. Based on these five performance measures, many organizations who implemented this formula, according to Maszle, achieved moderate results with certain inputs, while other inputs resulted in significant success.
Every organization is unique in its own way, resulting in different values, cultures, responsibilities, and ultimately different goal setting. Finding a sustainable quality formula that suits your organizational goals will help define positive characteristics within your company and bring you success moving forward.
Here on the Intelex Blog, we love to preach the benefits of ISO 9001 certification, and how the right software solutions help facilitate fast, stress-free conformance.
Those interested in learning more about how to achieve ISO 9001 certification are encouraged to check out the latest edition of Quality Magazine’s handy annual How To Guide.
Head over to Quality Magazine’s website to view the latest issue of Quality Magazine. Click on the “How To” tab on the right and – in addition to reading the rest of the valuable magazine and guide – go to page 19 to read “How to Ensure Effortless, Ongoing ISO 9001 Certification and Perpetual Audit Preparedness” to learn, well, just that!