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Opening Ceremony
”Maximising Value, Eliminating Waste”

Date : 17 March 2015 (Tuesday)
Venua : Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)
Time : 9.00 am


Yang Berhormat Datuk Hamim Samuri,
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

MPC Board of Directors

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohd Razali Hussain,
Director-General of MPC

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Assalamualaikum and Salam 1Malaysia.

1. It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to the CREANOVA LEAN 2015, aptly themed ”Maximising Value, Eliminating Waste”. MPC has been actively promoting LEAN Implementation through consultancy and training programmes, fact finding study missions, hands-on workshops and best practices sharing session.

2. CREANOVA LEAN is another initiative of MPC designed for participants from different industries to exchange ideas, share experiences and interact on issues pertaining to performance and operational excellence. It is also an occasion in which organisations are duly recognised with Certificates of LEAN Recognition for their successful LEAN implementation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

3. LEAN refers to a collection of principles and methods that focuses on identifying and eliminating non-value added activities through continuous improvement in products and services for the benefit of customers. It is indeed important for organisations to build an environment that can sustain productivity, competitiveness, creativity and innovation.

4. Organisations should have a long term strategy and work plan to maximise customer value and eliminate wastages. Appropriate goals and practical plans will encourage employees to generate and successfully implement LEAN ideas. Many organisations believe that they are not short of LEAN ideas but are facing difficulties in executing or implementing them.

5. We hope to see more organisations taking the opportunity in implementing LEAN Management system as tools to improve business processes. LEAN framework promotes better outcome and results in substantial savings, improved productivity and higher profitability of organisations.

6. At the same time, organisations will benefit in helping their customers by reducing steps required, or simplifying the number of procedures in their business processes. Additionally, through developing LEAN thinking which empowers people first, results in higher job satisfaction through listening actively and understanding the workers’ concerns.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

7. LEAN is also applicable in the context of reducing business regulations, which is very much in tandem with the Government’s initiatives encouraging private sector-driven and people-centered growth. The implementation of the National Policy on the Development and Implementation of Regulations (NPDIR) provide a strong foundation for advancing regulatory policy and governance in coming years. These policy reforms aim to position the Government to support a streamlined, proportionate, market-focused and supportive regulatory framework, while retaining a role to manage market failures.

8. I am pleased to inform that according to the OECD, Malaysia has put in place the institutional infrastructure for implementing Good Regulatory Practice (GRP). MPC is now the key co-ordinating agency for the NPDIR and has developed a network of regulatory co-ordinators across government agencies to implement the Policy.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

9. I would like to record my appreciation to all our partners for their collaboration with MPC on the LEAN Management Journey and they are:

• Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM),
• Enterpreneur Development Division of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI),
• Ministry of Health (MOH),
• Malaysian Timber Industrial Development Board (MTIB) and
• PEMANDU of the Prime Minister`s Department.

10. Akhir kata, saya mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah kepada semua organisasi dan peserta yang mengambil bahagian dalam Creanova Lean kali ini. Saya berharap program ini memberi faedah kepada semua dan sokongan tuan-tuan dan puan-puan amatlah dihargai.

11. Dengan ini, saya dengan sukacitanya menjemput Yang Berhormat Datuk Hamim Samuri untuk menyampaikan ucapan dan seterusnya menyempurnakan Majlis Perasmian CREANOVA LEAN 2015.

Dengan segala hormatnya dipersilakan Yang Berhormat Datuk.

Terima Kasih.

17 Mac 2015
Last updated on : 2015-03-20 15:21:31