KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 -- Malaysia excelled at the International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) 2019 which ended in Tokyo, Japan today with gold awards won by 36 Team Excellence (TE).
The Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) said in a statement that all the TEs representing the country at the annual event which started on Sept 23 managed to achieve cost savings totalling RM63 million through innovative projects.
Among the groups that recorded the highest cost savings were ONE-QFP from STMicroelectronics Sdn Bhd with savings totalling RM6.9 million through the “To Reduce Damaged Frame at Wire Bond and Plasma Process” project and Queen Bees from KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital with savings totalling RM331,980 for the “Advanced Appointment and Live Queuing System” project.
Some 352 groups from 15 countries like the US, China, Korea and the UK participated this year.
The ICQCC, organised by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), encourages knowledge sharing on best practices to improve productivity, quality, innovation, service delivery and customer satisfaction within an organisation.
MPC deputy director-general, Ab Rahim Yusoff, said besides strengthening the culture of creativity and innovation, “idea sharing can be used as a point of reference by other groups to enable their organisations to become more efficient and productive.”