New Zealand Management

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 11, December

Andrea McLeod: Renaissance Woman. (Young Executive of the Year)
From music to midwifery, motherhood to management, Andrea McLeod has packed an almost scary amount of achievement into the past 15 years. The 36-year-old mother of six has already notched up tertiary qualifications in music, midwifery, women's studies...
Are You Fast Enough? How Our Fastest Firms Take on the World with the Web. (Cover Story)
New Zealand's fastest growing companies ate making smart use of internet technology to brand their products and services, communicate with partners and provide a high level of support and feedback. Keith Newman talks to John Skeets, chief executive...
B2B Bottlenecks Smart Solutions Get E-Documents Flowing. (Buyers' Guide: Document Exchange)
With many of New Zealand's leading companies developing electronic document exchange "communities" with trading partners it won't be long before you'll be expected to send and receive things like purchase orders and invoices electronically too. Accepting...
Beware Reorganization: But If You Must, Here's a Checklist. (Managing)
A major enterprise reorganisation is as complex as laying a new runway at Heathrow airport, while keeping the planes landing and taking off. The steps, the consultation and the dynamics are just as difficult. How is it then, that managers don't fully...
Books for the Boat or Beach. (Bookcase)
A Spy's Life By: Henry Porter Publisher: Orion Price: $22.95 The end of the cold war threatened to assassinate the best of this genre. This is one of the quick and easy, but not quite as complex as I'd like, offerings of an author who is making...
Breaking Out: How to Kick Our Cottage Industry Mindset. (Learning)
Caroline Mar is a successful New Zealand entrepreneur. Over 16 years she has created `The Carpenter's Daughter', a three-store retail chain selling clothes to the `bigger woman'. She employs 12 people, has an annual turnover of $1.5 million--and has...
Christmasgifts.Com. (on the Web)
The numbers using the internet to shop for Christmas climb exponentially every year. It makes sense to use the web, given the time and stress it saves. The web is also great for gift ideas. But it's definitely only for the organised Christmas shopper....
Confidence Trick: How the NZSE Is Driving Best-Practice Corporate Governance. (Corporate Governance)
Compare New Zealand boards of di rectors with overseas counterparts and we are said to be in reasonable shape. But to improve our reputation, give investors more confidence in our market, and to make it the destination of choice for discretionary capital,...
Criteria
Management magazine's listing of New Zealand's largest organisations includes New Zealand subsidiaries of overseas companies, producer boards, cooperatives, local authority trading enterprises (LATEs) and state-owned enterprises that operate as limited...
Don't Take It Personally. (Success Secrets)
Taking criticism is one of a leader's most exercised skills, perhaps because it is one of the few that he must employ in both good and bad times. Yet while a thick hide ought to come with any top job, it is actually not uncommon for many top executives...
Economic Indicators
In September the Management-ERG index of economic activity for New Zealand showed a modest increase, driven by recoveries in both building permits and new motor vehicle registrations. The New Zealand Economic Activity Index is a weighted index of...
E-Procurement: Key Considerations. (Buyers Guide: E-Procurement)
1. Existing Procurement Strategy a. Do you have a good handle on your company's procurement spend? b. Has your company established procurement policies and streamlined the supply base? c. Does your company have a strategy for how e-procurement...
ERP Solutions Guide 2003. (ERP: Buyers' Guide)
ERP Solutions Guide 2003 MS Business Solutions Intentia Client Revenue pa Axapta: $5 million+ $20 million (min) --if growing --if growing Great Plains:...
Executive Indulgences: Go on, Spoil Yourself
Marque of recognition Cars, for any self-respecting executive, are the heart and soul of recognition. And you can't get any more serious about recognition than a Maserati. In that regard the ideal offering in this particular Christmas package is...
Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions Previous Rank Year Company Name (Head office) 1 2 Westpac Banking Corp (NZ Banking Group) * Wellington 2 1 Bank of New Zealand ...
Finding the ERP That Fits: Big Systems Come within SME Range. (ERP)
Enterprise Resource Planning is undergoing a makeover. The growth of the internet, adverse publicity and the growing competition in the mid-market has been a major wake-up call to ERP vendors whose products have their roots in '80s and '90s business...
Fulton Hogan a Trans-Tasman Tour De Force. (Company of the Year)
Unlike many large organisations, Dunedin-based roading contractor, unlisted company Fulton Hogan has spent a lot of time managing the small bits--looking after staff, implementing strict control measures and developing unique business systems. While...
Helen's 2002 Business Plan. (Politics)
In mid-February Helen Clark will deliver the opening speech at a "leadership" conference, the Knowledge Wave's second shindig. This will be around the same time as her annual Prime Minister's statement to Parliament. Will they mesh? The watchword...
How IT Pays. (Opinion Leaders)
Many technology vendors are squeaking because their customers have delayed, or even stopped, buying technology. As one US storage vendor wrote in its recent third quarter financial results: "Most large corporations continue to delay major IT projects,...
How to Lift Human Capital Value. (Upfront)
Evidence that companies with good people management practices substantially outperform the market comes from a recent survey that rates New Zealand's corporate efforts at around B-minus. The Watson Wyatt Human Capital Index (HCI) survey involved...
John Goulter: MD, Auckland International Airport. (Executive of the Year)
John Goulter spent the first 10 years of his stewardship as managing director of Auckland International Airport (MAI,) being reminded of what can't be done at an airport. After so many coups that have made the airport New Zealand's premier retail location,...
Judges. (Top 200)
TOP 200 AND EMERGING BUSINESS AWARDS JONATHON CIMINO Is a corporate consultant and company director. He is currently a director of Waste Management, Genesis Research and Development and Tranz Rail Holdings. In addition he is a member of the NZSE...
Laying the Platform for a Healthy Industry. (Case Study: Southern Cross)
Southern Cross Healthcare, like all insurance companies, is challenged with finding a balance between premium income and claims payments. The solution must allow the organisation to offer affordable health cover whilst continuing to innovate and develop...
Leader, Chair and Corporate Strategy. (Top 200)
DESIGNWORKS VISIONARY LEADER WINNER GRAEME DINGLE Graeme Dingle has many outstanding personal qualities but uppermost among them is his resolute determination. He accepts the setbacks and challenges life presents and refuses ever to be cowed...
Letters
Congratulations. Your November issue of Management is very good with a lot of interesting articles and comments. In your editor's letter you say that HR is the term we use to describe the discipline and the managers who manage people. That is the...
Makeover: 20 Years of Top 100. (Cover Story)
The face of New Zealand enterprise has been nipped, tucked, trimmed and almost totally transformed in the 20 years since Management magazine first compiled a list of New Zealand's top 100 companies in June 1982. Back then the country's business environment...
Message from Deloitte
It's particularly opportune that one of the key themes for this year's Deloitte/Management Top 200 awards is the importance of leadership, because it is only from great leadership that any facet of life--business included--can truly flourish. This...
Missing, Merged and Miscellaneous
Missing, Merged and Miscellaneous Near misses, mergers, figures not available. JUST MISSED THE TOP 200 Rank Prev Company Revenue % Change Year $000s 201 198 ...
Mobile Business. (Mobile Office)
These are uncertain times. Bombs go off, iconic buildings collapse, thousands die each month, and economies are uncertain. It's not surprising then, that social research shows workers in the new millennium are increasingly placing lifestyle and family...
New Zealand Companies
New Zealand Companies Pre- vious Rank Year Company Name (Head Office) 1 (-) Fonterra Co-operative Group (1) Co-op Auckland 2 3 Telecom Corporation of New Zealand ...
Norske Skog Tasman: For Learning and Development Opportunities. (Business Ethics Award)
Since beginning as a workplace literacy programme eight years ago, Te Whare Ako (The House of Learning) has grown to become an integral and respected part of the Norske Skog Tasman paper mill at Kawerau. Commitment from senior management has been integral...
Of Forecasts and Flimflam. (Economics)
Get out your crystal ball, was the directive from the editor, and tell our readers what lies in store in the new year. Alas, your columnist (a) has no crystal ball and (b) is wary of the prophecies from those who do have one. He is alert, too, to...
Performance by Sector
Performance by Sector Companies listed under the various industry sectors are ranked on their profit after tax, except for insurance and primary producer organisations, which are ranked on revenue. Ranking in the Top 200 or Top 25 is also provided. FOOD...
Plaudits & Predictions: M-Tech Reviews the Year's Business/office Technology Highlights and Looks Ahead to 2003. (M-Tech: Technology for Leaders)
It's traditional around this time to look back over the past 12 months, make comparisons with other years, and gaze into the crystal-ball to predict what lies ahead. When it comes to office technology, there's no denying that 2002 has been another...
Rosemary Howard: The Egalitarian Australian. (the Management Interview)
What's missing from an interview with Rosemary Howard is the notable lack of management-speak. She has a practical road-code for getting the job done, bereft of the bells and whistles of an intrusive hierarchical structure. Underscoring her management...
Sign on the Digital Line. (Tech Nous)
At a recent meeting with solicitor, I was reminded of the significance of the Electronic Transaction Act (ETA), passed in October. This Act represents a giant leap of faith in the electronic medium for generating, transmitting and archiving important...
Software of Excellence International. (Emerging Enterprise of the Year)
Software of Excellence International (SOEI) is a good example of the "find a market niche and excel in it" recipe for New Zealand business success. Its particular niche is dentistry and proof of excellence is that its Exact software is now the fastest...
SupplyNet Ensures Procurement Costs Contained. (Case Study: NZI: E-Procurement)
NZI's concerns over procurement costs forced a recent rethink of traditional business practices and supplier relationships. The company sought the expertise of e-procurement service and solution specialists, SupplyNet, to lock new processes and relationships...
That's Better: New Zealand's Top 200 Companies Delivered Increased Revenue, Bigger Profits, a Lower Debt Profile, Improved Margins and Stronger Balance Sheets Last Year. (Cover Story)
New Zealand companies and the local stock exchange were superstars in 2002 compared with offshore markets that were hammered by accounting scandals, a technology slump and the threat of a protracted war in Iraq. Reporting better than market expectations,...
The Best of Top 200. (Editor's Letter)
Twenty years ago Management magazine compiled its first list of New Zealand's top trading enterprises. It was only a Top 100 then. The detail and analysis provided was pretty thin compared with what we and our supporting sponsors Deloitte now deliver...
The Further Emergence of Convergence. (Convergence)
The business of greatly reducing business telephony costs by routing calls via the internet has tantalised many businesses for some time. However, the real attraction of Internet Protocol (IP) telephone technology is the myriad of business applications...
The Top 200 A-Z Rankings
The Top 200 A-Z Rankings 3M New Zealand 148 ABB 179 Advanced Foods of New Zealand 128 Advantage Group 194 AEP Industries (NZ)...
The Year in Review: The End of the Year Is Here. It Is Time for a Progress Report on New Zealand Institute of Management Achievements This Year. NZIM National Chief Executive David Chapman Reports. (Looking Back)
There is a new spirit of cooperation and confidence in the future across all parts of NZIM. The national board and division boards, management and staff have embraced with enthusiasm a new sense of direction. This is apparent through the recent...
Time for a Check-Up: How to Give Your Enterprise a Clean Bill of Health. (Diagnosis)
Internal policies and procedures don't need to be complex, legalistic and bureaucratic, in fact this can be self-defeating. They are most effective if they are clear, able to be understood by the people affected by them, genuinely intended and widely...
Too Many `Lone Wolf' Managers? (Upfront: News, Trends, People)
He sits in a separate office, appears not to listen to the ideas of subordinates, and doesn't go out of his way to give them advice, direction or encouragement. Focused on today's tasks and fairly good at getting them done, he tends not to anticipate...
Top 200 Analysis
Top 200 Analysis MOST IMPROVED REVENUE Top 200 Company % Change Rank 87 Pyne Gould Guinness 136.7 23 Genesis Power 104.4 96 Ebos Group 93.3 ...
Winstone Wallboards Pioneers Supply Chain Collaboration. (Case Study: Winstone Wallboards)
Winstone Wallboards has manufactured plasterboard under its industry-renowned Gib[R] brand since 1927. The products are in the walls and ceilings of most homes and buildings in New Zealand. With. multiple domestic locations, as well as operations in...
XP: Saves Accountant's Staff from Organic Growth. (Case Study)
Through years of buying IT in an adhoc manner as it grew, chartered accounting firm Gosling Chapman found itself running "nearly every desktop and application known to man." Now an early adopter of Microsoft Windows XP and Office XP, the firm has already...
Year-on-Year Comparisons
Year-on-Year Comparisons The three tables on the left of this page compare the results of this year's Top 200 companies, Top 25 financial organisations, and the combined Top 225 results, with the performance of those same companies in their previous...
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