Economic Zones World (EZW) recently became one of the first companies in the region to successfully implement an advanced, best-in-class project management system expected to enhance the company’s operations and efficiencies, in keeping with its commitment to enhancing technology, people and process as part of its customer centric approach to doing business.
The system was first introduced at EZW in June 2009 and is now in its third and most developed phase. It focuses on creating a culture of organised project management within the company and will be employed and integrated in the company’s operations worldwide.
The new system, Organizational Project Management Office (OPMO) follows global best practices and is compliant with standards and criteria laid out by the Project Management Institute, the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for project management. The system will enhance methodology, enterprise project management and training which represents the human aspect of the project.
Salma Hareb, CEO of Economic Zones World commented on the development and organisation’s commitment to quality citing the recent Dubai Quality Award win for the company’s flagship operation, Jafza. She said: “A strong focus on business excellence has always been central to our overall strategy and values. We have consistently sought to enhance operational processes adopting best global practices and systems to help us realize our strategic goals and overall vision. Organizational project management of this calibre gives us a competitive edge. We are the largest free zone operators in the region and this new system reflects our commitment to innovation to get the most out of our performance. All of our initiatives are designed to provide our stakeholders with the best of services at a higher level of efficiency.”
This new system will help departments within the organization execute corporate strategies effectively through better coordination and control of projects. It will ensure that all projects are linked to delivering results that are aligned to the company’s corporate goals.
Lotfy Sabry, CEO of Experts Project Management, the company responsible of the third phase, commended Economic Zones World for being one of the first companies in the region to adopt an advanced system such as the OPMO. He said: “Large corporations with global operations have complex project management systems and the newly installed OPMO will not only enhance efficiencies but will give EZW the flexibility and dexterity required to adapt to the ongoing changes in the business world.”