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An exclusive interview with Chairman of FMM (Services) on the Lean implementation for better results

11 April 2016 : YBhg. Datuk Dr. Wan Mohamed bin Wan Embong, the chairman of Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers  (FMM) Services highlighted on the Lean production system that helps FMM members to improve in operational rate, unnecessary stock reduction for better cash flow and less dependency on foreign workers. These improvements have helped companies to be competitive as they will be able to sustain the quality of their products at a more reasonable prices. The collaboration between FMM and MPC will unlock the potential of more companies to embark in Lean implementation.

Sharing of Best Practices at the Team Excellence Mini Convention

26 April 2016 : A total of  20 Team Excellence groups from 11 organisations presented their improvement projects which had improved productivity at the firm level. This sharing session serves as a platform to showcase improvement projects from different industries while participants had the opportunity to learn  on how these improvements are able to reduce operation cost and increase efficiency for business sustainability.

Lean Intervention : A total of RM8.7 million of saving in business operations

28 April 2016 : About 21 organisations from public as well as private sectors had shared best practices on the implementation of  24 Lean improvement projects. A total of RM8.7 million is recorded as the cost saving from the reduction in wastages and waiting time while maximising value added activities among the participating organisations. Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) was recognised as the best LEAN project that successfully reduced cost of operation by RM40,000 in a year.

The importance of lean management at the timber industry of Malaysia

May 2016 : YBhg. Dr. Jalaludin Harun, Director-General of Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) shared his thoughts on how Lean is able to enhance productivity and reduce wastages at the firm level. The collaboration between MPC and MTIB in lean implementation at 14 furniture manufacturers  managed to reduce waiting time and reject rate by 5,000 hours and 60 percent respectively. This initiative is able to address the issue of high foreign worker dependency in the timber industry.

Recognising Productivity Champions for productivity enhancement at firm level

10 May 2016 : A total of 20 experts and institutions had been recognised by Malaysia Productivity Corporation as the productivity champions for their efforts in implementing productivity initiatives at the workplace. Sharing the experiences on this achievement, Puan Nor Laila from the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) agreed that LEAN has benefited MTIB’s companies in terms of maximising workforce utilisation and waste reduction.

Best Practices Sharing through International Conference on Public Sector Productivity

10 August 2016 : The CEO of City of Melville, Western Australia,  Dr. Shayne Silcox urged  that innovation is the way to remain relevant and to provide effective and efficient public service delivery. During his presentation, he further explained that about 25 percent of time is spent on not working on any tasks, such as sick leaves or arriving late to work. In this regards, eliminating waste at work is required for continuous improvement.

Sharing of Best Practices on Modernising Business Licensing (MBL) initiative

1 September 2016 : Two officers from Raub District Council and Pekan District Council shared their best practices in speeding up the process of business license approvals. Both of the presenters agreed that this initiative has allowed the business community to be able to conduct their transactions and activities more productively and easily, thereby leading to reductions in business costs.

Sharing of Best Practices through Business Excellence CEO Forum

8 September 2016 : This forum serves as a platform to share knowledge and experiences from Business Excellence practitioners on best practices in managing organisational resources and performance towards sustainability. Eleven companies received the Malaysia Productivity Innovation Class (MPIC) certification  for achieving the outstanding performance score based on Malaysia Business Excellence Framework (MBEF).