Complex Made Simple

ADINC DDB seminar on ‘Lean management’ a big success

ADINC DDB’s seminar on Lean Management by an internationally acclaimed expert Peter Willats, at Grand Hyatt on October 21 was a huge success with a full-house attendance. Held under the auspices of Sheikh Hilal Bin Hamad Al-Ahsani, CEO Public Establishment for Industrial Estates, the event was attended by more than 60 senior representatives across industries, who appreciated ADINC DDB for the initiative to organize an event on a subject that is of much importance to businesses today.


Peter Willats echoed their sentiments: “I was delighted by the deep interest in Lean in Oman. With top and senior management participation from across a range of businesses, a full house, many questions based on first hand experience and copious notes being taken clearly with an intent to apply the learnings – I am confident that this will see Lean practices become a way of life here. This was a great initiative by ADINC DDB to promote adoption of Lean, this vital socio-technical skill for the benefit of Omani industry as a whole”.


Supported by Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives SAOG and Reem Batteries and Power Appliances Co SAOC, the seminar covered an in-depth account of practicing and implementing lean systems in a broad range of industries to increase productivity and improve business. Peter Willats is a profound and influential figure with over 20 years of experience in the progression of Lean practice around the world.


Ms. Radha Mukherji, CEO, ADINC DDB comments: “Lean is about creation of value through elimination of waste. To deliver more by using less. This resonated with our own thinking, and that’s why we invited a Lean Guru like Peter Willats to come and deliver a world class seminar for the benefit of our companies here. The very positive feedback from those who attended the seminar is indeed gratifying. We shall endeavor to keep bringing such high quality programmes to Oman”.


The participants welcomed the learnings from the seminar. “It was a highly inspirational and educative management seminar. It gave us a new perspective and a fresh approach to dealing with and solving operational challenges that we face in our companies time and again”, commented Ms. Malak Ahmed Al-Shaibani, DG of National Business Center, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates.


Dr. (Col) KM Harikrishnan, General Manager-Operations, NOVA Medical Centers says: “The whole event was extremely informative and satisfying. Peter Willats’ vast knowledge and years of experience in Lean management were very evident, as was his ability to communicate effectively. What impressed me most was his ability to teach without ever talking down to the audience and his manner of handling questions”.