INNOVATION: IMPACT ON MODERN DAY BUSINESS

The successful exploitation of new ideas is crucial to a business being able to improve its processes, bring new and improved products and services to market, increase its efficiency and, most importantly, improve its profitability. Marketplaces — whether local, regional, national or global — are becoming highly competitive. Competition has increased as a result of…

CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNIDO-NQIP TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has lacked an internationally recognized quality infrastructure which would ensure the safety, integrity and marketability of goods and services and remove technical barriers to local, regional and international trade. To address this, the National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP) for Nigeria was launched in 2013. The project was funded by the European Union and implemented…

QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE AS A TOOL TO GROW NIGERIA’S ECONOMY

Quality infrastructure refers “to all aspects of metrology, standardization, testing, quality management, certification and accreditation that have a bearing on conformity assessment. This includes both public and private institutions and the regulatory framework within which they operate.” (BMZ, 2004) This institutional complex plays a vital role within national innovation systems, especially in a context of…

NQIP Journey In Nigeria And It’s Impact on Quality

Prior to 2013, Nigeria was experiencing trade imbalance as a result of increase in import of goods some of which were of very poor quality. Although there was no substitute production for a large number of imported substandard goods, Nigeria had a promising industry that required support to improve the quality of its products. In…

Every Business Has A Strategic Plan; Does Your Business Have One?

As a manager or CEO, growing a business or building one goes beyond just opening and closing the doors of your office or just resuming every day or running the business without looking forward or backward to plan for the future. Some years back as a COO with Center Point Network (an IT company in…