BCIT students awarded the 2012 APICS Fraser Valley Continuous Improvement Award

Alex Osiov, Chris Craxton, and Prativa Thapa.

BCIT Business Operations Management students and award-winning team (l-r): Alex Osiov, Chris Craxton, and Prativa Thapa.

Congratulations go out to Alex Osiov, Chris Craxton, and Prativa Thapa, BCIT Business Operations Management students who were awarded the Association for Operations Management (APICS) Fraser Valley Continuous Improvement Award.

In 2011, APICS Fraser Valley partnered with BCIT’s Business Operations Management program to initiate the annual APICS Fraser Valley Continuous Improvement Award for Excellence as exhibited by Business Operations Management students in their fall business consulting projects. Student teams participating in their fall projects compete to be selected for this award. For their project, Alex, Chris, and Prativa worked with ASCO Aerospace (an aerospace component manufacturer in Delta) to conduct a process review of the company’s subcontractor procurement process. The team was tasked with making the process faster and less labour consuming.

At the conclusion of the presentation, Robert O’Carroll, production control manager, ASCO, outlined the value that his organization has received from this and previous student projects.

Paul Dangerfield, BCIT vice president of Education, Research and International, was also present and spoke about the value that BCIT places on partnerships with local businesses and associations such as APICS.

For more information about this and other Business Operations Management student project successes (or to arrange for a team of students to help you improve your processes), please contact Richard Ranftl, program head, Business Operations Management, at Richard_Ranftl@bcit.ca.

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