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April 2014 PDM

April 23, 2014
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3
http://www.newlandsgolf.com/
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In today’s highly competitive business world there is constant pressure to be faster in many areas including:

  • Processing customer orders
  • Manufacturing products
  • Responding to changing customer needs


Join us on the evening of Wednesday, April 23 as Richard Ranftl, an Instructor in BCIT’s School of Business, shows us how to conduct a cycle time analysis on business processes in order to reduce the time (and resources) needed to successfully perform that process.

You will learn:

  • How process maps can be used to identify tasks and activities that take place in business processes
  • How to break down each task and activity into “Value Added” or “Non-Value Added” categories
  • Tactics to address (and eliminate) activities classified as Non-Value Added


This evening session is closely related to the half-day workshop on “Business Process Mapping” that will be taking place on April 30th. The hands-on workshop teaches attendees how to map business processes – the foundation step in understanding (and then being able to improve) business operations. To get the greatest benefit, attendees are encouraged to register for and attend both sessions.

Register now for the Assembly General Meeting, Election of the new Board of Director for the chapter and this highly interactive presentation.

Speaker Bio

BCIT offers extensive education in the field of Business Operations Management through its two year full-time day school Diploma Program as well as a variety of self-paced Certificates available in part-time-studies. The Faculty of the Program is comprised of industry professionals who have “been-there-done-that” and who bring their actual industry experience into the classroom. Richard Ranftl is one of those Instructors and his background includes serving on the Board of Directors for APICS Fraser Valley as Chapter President. The techniques you will be learning are successful proven methodologies that Richard used in his consulting business to help local companies improve their operations and are materials that are being taught at BCIT to the next generation of operation professionals.