Established in 1984 as the operations arm of the non-profit South African Value Management Foundation, VM Services (Pty) Ltd was registered in February 1991. The staff have remained close to world developments in Value Analysis, Value Engineering and Value Management (VA/VE/VM) methodology including Value Improvement Practices (VIP’s) and Project Risk Assessments, whilst pioneering exciting new applications locally.
The Company has a very successful track record in the training, facilitating and consulting of Value Engineering / Value Management methodologies where together with their clients they have engineered new thought processes and business practices in many small and large companies in the Emirates, Japan, France, Australia, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius and throughout South Africa. These have caused major shifts in strategy resulting in significant impacts on profits, new development strategies, the planning and implementation of large projects, technological breakthroughs and significant organisational changes.
VM Services proudly uphold their approach, offering Professional Value Engineering & Value Management based Solutions.
To enhance the understanding and application of VA/VE/VM in South Africa our Directors have, since their appointment in 1984, lectured annually on the subject to post graduates at the University of the Witwatersrand.
OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
We provide value adding solution to a diverse industry base, directed towards Project Management related Services, Strategic Management Interventions, Product Design Optimisation and Production / Operational Improvement. In the past twenty two years alone we have facilitated in excess of 1 000 workshops and trained more than 5 000 decision makers in the Value methodology.
VM Services has developed specifically focused training courses, which are recognised and accredited through the following establishments; SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority), the South African body accrediting us formally as a provider of education and training.
The following Institutions accredit the specific training material content as meeting their respective standards and needs; (ECSA – Engineering Council of South Africa and PMI (Project Management Institute).
Details are available on respective Course Programme brochures, with courses presented over durations of one to five days depending on the levels of exposure required.
All in-house courses will be geared to suit client’s specific value skill transfer and capacity building needs.
Through selected multi-disciplined groups we facilitate decision making processes, on projects, products, programmes, procedures and strategies, using Value Management / Value Engineering techniques and methodologies, including the Value Improvement Practices (VIP’s) approach, specifically for major projects.
Typically of one or five days duration these workshops are focused on innovation, implementing change and creating common focus and alignment; always with a view to creating enhanced Value for all stakeholders.
VM Services (Pty) Ltd also provides comprehensive Project Risk Management solutions through facilitated interventions, considering basic assumptions of a project, appropriate selection of the unique risk areas, risk rating philosophy, risk identification plus mitigation and implementation strategies.
In consultation with our clients VM Services specialises in the introduction of practical innovation to all forms of problem solving and decision making within the public and private sectors. We are able to assist everywhere in the Organization where Innovation is needed; from strategy to product/process design.
Our strategic uniqueness lies in our proven ability to assist clients with the implementation of creative and innovative ideas to satisfy their business objectives and strategies. These assignments can also include a confidential management coaching service.