Events & News

Rave reviews updated Process Control book

by Nicola Thomson

The business, commercial and public sector has changed dramatically since John Oakland wrote the first edition of Statistical Process Control: A practical guide in the mid-eighties. Now fully updated by John and Robert Oakland to include real-life case studies from the Oakland Group this book is a must for anyone wishing to understand or implement […]

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Hiab Celebrate Award Win

by Oakland

  Congratulations to our client Hiab who have been awarded the prestigious Quality Organisation of the Year, in the 2018 International Quality Awards. Organized by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), this competitive award recognizes businesses who demonstrate a clear culture of quality in everything they do. “When customers invest in Hiab they know they are […]

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Data Quality at Big Data London

by Oakland

Meet us at Big Data LDN on 13-14th November 2018! We are exhibiting at stand 241. We will be talking about data quality, governance and analytics. Big Data LDN is the UK’s largest free to attend data & analytics conference and exhibition. It is open to all and will host leading global data and analytics experts, […]

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productivity

Productivity hot seat – Mike Turner

by Oakland

Paul Connolly, MCA Deputy Chief Executive, interviewed Mike Turner recently in the MCA Hot Seat.  The interview is part of the MCA’s Year of Disruption. Disruption can be a whole host of troublesome ‘known unknowns’, which can negatively impact business confidence. Across the Year of Disruption, the MCA is running a series campaigns examining these […]

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Oakland Data exhibiting at Buy Yorkshire

by Oakland

We are exhibiting at this year’s Buy Yorkshire event in Leeds on 15 May. Our stand (number A107) will be promoting our Data and Analytic services, specially around data governance and advanced analytics. The Buy Yorkshire event has been running in Leeds for several years and is organised by the Yorkshire Mafia Linkedin group. It […]

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Latest research into top management and quality

by Oakland

The Oakland Institute is working with Leeds University Business School to carry out some very exciting research on Top Management and Quality in which we would welcome your involvement. We are looking for senior managers from top performing companies to take part in a short survey.  We want to find out how chief executives across […]

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Rod Scott co-authors on new book

by Oakland

Rod Scott, one of our partners has co-authored a chapter in a book called “Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects” (enter FLR40 at the Routledge checkout to gain a 20% discount). Rod’s co-author is Professor Olga Matthias, formerly from the University of Bradford who is about to join Sheffield Hallam University. Rod and Olga wrote the chapter on […]

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John Oakland receives award from CQI

by Oakland

We are delighted to announce that John Oakland received the CQI Honorary Award at the recent International Quality Awards in London. He was recognised for his ongoing work in quality and operational excellence. John receiving his award from Ian Mitchell of Network Rail and Shirley Parsons who sponsored the award. John’s acceptance comments: “Receiving the […]

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Data Quality

Mike Turner discussing ISO 9001: 2015 to Yorkshire CQI members

by Oakland

A panel of Quality professionals including a quality manager, an auditor and thinker will tell CQI Yorkshire members about their experience of implementing the new requirements in different industries. They will then answer questions from the audience.  Mike Turner will be joined by: Kate Armitage, Product Quality Assurance Manager at Qualsys; Dr Malihe Shahidan, Course […]

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Smart Meters – at last a breathing space

by Adrian Cook

The announcement in the Queen’s Speech of a bill to provide powers to extend the 2020 Smart Meter roll-out target, is very welcome.  It’s a common-sense recognition that implementation is having a real impact on energy suppliers’ finances and ability to respond.  Perhaps we shouldn’t make too much of the fact that the bill will also […]

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Smart Meters need a quality check – new article

by Oakland

Adrian Cook and Steve Blackwell have recently published an article on Smart Meters.  The article is featured in New Power, the specialist report for anyone with an interest in the UK energy industry. The authors focus the reader on the current programme to roll out smart meters across the UK. You may have had one […]

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John and Rod attend the IAQG conference in Stockholm

by Oakland

John Oakland and Rod Scott are attending the IAQG conference in Stockholm today and tomorrow – 10 & 11th May 2017. The IAQG is an international non-profit association working within the aerospace & defense industry. It’s purpose is to: Establish and maintain a dynamic cooperation based on trust between aerospace & defense companies on initiatives to […]

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Mike Turner attends EUA & IGEM Gas Industry Awards Lunch

by Oakland

Mike Turner, our Managing Partner is attending the 2017 annual Gas Awards lunch at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The event, on 9th May, is jointly organised by EUA and IGEM. It recognises and rewards the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses working across the gas industry. Bringing together over 600 gas professionals, this […]

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John Oakland speaks at MasterControl conference in Vienna

by Oakland

John is  speaking at the seventh annual Masters Conference on 10 May in Vienna.  MasterControl  is an enterprise quality management systems used in the Life Sciences sector. The event for MasterControl users in Europe brings together MasterControl users, engineers and industry experts for two full days of learning, networking and fun. John’s speech takes his […]

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Data Quality

Qualsys user group event

by Oakland

We were recently invited by our good friends at Qualsys to present at their April user group meeting.  Qualsys, based in Sheffield, are providers of  robust EQMS (electronic quality management systems) to support companies to comply with regulatory and quality standards. Leading organisations from a wide range of business sectors such as food & drink, pharmaceuticals, medical […]

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Quality

Andy Crossley gets 5 minutes of fame with Quality World

by Oakland

Our colleague, Andy Crossley, was interviewed recently by Quality World Magazine. The Magazine is published by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), one of the leading professional organisation supporting the subject of Quality.  Andy is a Next Generation Network ambassador for the CQI – responsible for promoting the quality profession to the younger members of the […]

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John Oakland publishes new book for the construction sector

by Oakland

John and his co-author Marton Marosszeky have recently published Total Construction Management: Lean Quality in Construction Project Delivery. The coming together of lean and quality management thinking has taken place in organizations across many industries, including construction. Practices in procurement, design management and construction management are all evolving constantly. Managers need to understand these changes and […]

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Oakland Consulting signs up to the MCA’s Consulting Excellence principles

by Rod Scott

On the 7th July Rod Scott attended the Management Consultancies Association launch of its Consulting Excellence principles. Rod committed Oakland to following the principles that cover ethical behaviour, client service and value, and professional development. Rod commented, “We fully support this initiative – it underpins the best in consulting and creates additional benefits for our […]

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