Thursday, January 19, 2017

Malaysian Entrepreneurs Should Consider Efficiency Improvement

Malaysian entrepreneurs are too much rely on cheap labour to run their operation. With the continuous rising cost of living , and stiff competition, and unsecured foreign labour policy. Many small and medium industries were force to close down due labour shortage and cost.

Malaysian entrepreneurs should realise, there is no more cheap labour supply in the world. Keep on relocating their manufacturing site from a low cost country to another low cost country isn't longer a solution.

To stay competitive, they need something different. Continuous quality n efficient improvement is the only way to survive.

How to do it ?
You may contact me to open up the discussion if you need help in this topic.

PUTRAJAYA: Employers with existing illegal foreign workers can continue to hire them as the Government has agreed to issue temporary work passes for these workers.....

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/01/17/zahid-temporary-work-passes/

Half of paid work can be automated: report

http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/01/18/half-of-paid-work-can-be-automated-mckinsey-report/


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Giving Out And Coming Soon

I'm slowly phase out from the Six Sigma program that I build up five years ago. Although this is not the ending I wish, due to the management decision, l have to accept the fact some how.

Starting a program that no body care is always no fun. No body like to pick the assignment if they have better option. Why me, why not others to pick up the assignment ? Because.. neither they nor me have a better option to choose at that time.

Since l can't ran away from the reality, l have to pick it up and move forward. It was my first time initiate a SS programme from the sketch. No experience and without a top down power to back the initiative.

l'm quite lucky l would say, l manage to survive for five years and successfully expand the program quickly throughout Asia Pacific region. More than 40 wave of GB and 5 wave of BB training completed in five years. Close to 20 million euro saving clocked from the program. Most importantly, there is no sign of cool down in training demand after five years.

This are my small achievement over the past five years. What most important to me are the experience acquired from the program deployment. This is priceless.

Now. I reach a point to change, where I have to pass down the job to others and pick up a new assignment.

I wish the good luck is always with me. Whenever I giving out something, there are something better is waiting for me.

I wish me good luck in the coming new year.





Saturday, October 8, 2016

New Mc Donald's Production System

May be, this topic is a bit old to you, or may be you already had some experience with the new system. Anyway, it is new to me.

This is another good automation example I learn.
I wonder why Mc D do not develop an App for the user to order their meal online and they just pick up their order at any nearest Mc D restaurant chain. The app can further cut down their Capex investment in the self service kiosk.

MC D self service kiosk (picture from Google Search)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Six Sigma – A Way Of Life


This is my 6th year driving Lean Six Sigma program in the German based company. Overall, I would say it is a successful program among many others corporate driven continuous improvement initiative. The key success factor behind is the Six Sigma culture, where we try to quantify everything we are measure and the systematic problem solving approach.

Have you ever seen any continuous improvement program, where people declare their success without mention any quantifiable comparison “Before” and “After” improvement? Or they just declare implemented part, but not able to explain the benefit from the implemented solution?

I believe this is very common.

Worst case, after the celebration, people forget about the solution and go back to the old way of doing thing. Solution is not sustainable.
If you are the one still struggle with the problem I mention above, try to consider the Six Sigma approach. A successful adoption of Six Sigma approach will shape the people in an organization to look at problem in different dimension and drive sustainable best fit solution.