It is spring again in South Africa and what a gorgeous time of year. Within the SAIMC, there is also continuous improvement, working towards our 2023 strategic goals.
SAIMC structure changes
As the organisation is growing we need to ensure that we look after the best interests of all our members, ensuring that all of the
progress made to date is used as a building block for continuous improvement. Our vision remains to be the guiding voice within industry to ensure progress by control.
The following advisory councils have been established within the SAIMC this year.
• End user advisory council – focusing on the end users from all industries.
• Supplier advisory council – focusing on suppliers.
• Educational advisory council: driving the need for educational change in South Africa.
To be considered for any of these councils you have to be a member of the SAIMC. You are then welcome to apply to become part of a specific council and based on the requirements, you could be eligible to join.
The aim is to ensure that each council focuses on the needs of the members it was created to serve and in return also create a voice within industry to serve the members.
This provides members with different interests the opportunity to join a peer group to facilitate discussion and ensure you have a voice to address governance, legal requirements, specifications and training, and to address the requirement that the group needs to collaborate and generate action.
I urge each of you to get involved in these forums to ensure your needs are addressed in a relevant forum to ensure that you get focus on issues important to you. All councils have been incorporated as a vital part of our strategy as this has been shown to be a requirement from our members.
If there are additional ideas that you as a member think we should address, I urge you to get in contact with us to voice your opinion.
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