Titan-VNS Auto Logistics Co. Ltd. (Titan-VNS) recently held the 1st Round Final of the “QCP (‘Quality, Cost, Productivity’) Competition Initiative 2018” during which teams drawn from across their operations presented QCP focused projects for evaluation and judging in front of a panel of the company’s senior management.
The “QCP Competition Initiative 2018” – which is being conducted jointly with Albatross Logistics Co., Ltd. (“Albatross”) – took place at the Balcony Courtyard Hotel in Sriracha and saw the seven finalist teams presenting detailed projects that were required to focus on a specific metric that would improve quality, cost and productivity processes.
The rationale behind this ‘Competition’ is that the supply chain sector in Thailand is rapidly changing – and as a company Titan-VNS says they must remain firmly in the driving seat of that revolution. They want to continuously bring sector-first efficiencies and further increase value for their customers.
The “QCP Competition” 1st Round Final had five core ideals – apart of course from choosing a winner and ranking each of the projects – namely: Promoting team work and creating a motivational environment to apply QCP activity for problem solving and continuous improvement; understanding the benefit and output of QCP activity for the improvement of quality, cost reduction and added productivity in process; understanding the basic concepts, content and core element of QCP activities; comprehending the QCP implementation process and imparting essential tools to actively participate to the activities; and finally, to develop the roles of team members, to improve leadership abilities and QCP implementation skills.
First Round Moderators were Ms. Anong Nacom and Mr. Chanwaet Nikompuk. They visited each team to audit their projects and offer additional advice and ensure the optimum project direction. The final evaluation process took place during a ‘project-by-project’ Presentation Day at the Balcony Courtyard Hotel and we would like to thank the Company’s senior management team for making themselves available, carrying out the judging and providing their excellent input via a Q&A session between the teams and Judging Panel of around half an hour’s duration each. The Judging Panel comprised of Mr. Peera Thaweechart (Managing Director), Mr. Chaiwat Sukmaitree (Operations Director), Mr. Boonma Khwanphuek (General Manager), Mr. Boonchan Sritassa (Senior Manager), Mr. Chaithanan Sirisathienyos (IT Director), Mr. Boonsong Som-ard (Innovation Director/Account Management) and Mr. Boonthavee Piampinsate (General Manager).
The criteria for project evaluation was as follows: 1. Data retention methods and following up results to time; 2. Suitability of details (QCP 8 step to complete); 3. Effectiveness of application statistically (7QC tools technique); 4. Full understanding and application of QCP principles; 5. Appling P.D.C.A. principles; 6. Cohesion and straightforward ability to understand presentation & personality of presenters (via Q&A session with the Judging Panel); 7. Possibility to achieve project targets; 8. The value benefit to the Company; 9. Optimised cooperation of team members; 10. Meeting project timelines and 11. The 1st Round Presentation (by Judging Panel) & workshop/site audit (by Moderators).
Mr. Peera Thaweechart (Managing Director, Titan-VNS Auto Logistics Co. Ltd.) said: “This initiative is all about building for the future, giving staff the tools to learn and develop, giving them space to evaluate and respond to the challenge and giving them input and advice ‘en route’ to the solution and then dissecting the final solution together in detail. It is imperative that we bring through the next generation of logistics managers not just from in a natural timeline framework but also as the company is growing rapidly we require more of the most capable managers in the sector and I firmly believe the best people to take the company forward are people that are already grounded in what we stand for and know where we want to go and what we want to achieve. Teamwork is everything in the supply chain sector and throw in a bit of healthy rivalry during these competitions and we’re all going to make progress. I’m very satisfied with the standard projects, I’m pleased also to see the participants reaching for new and innovative thinking and pushing to explore fresh ideas and of course the enthusiasm they have shown. Now I look forward to everyone thoroughly analysing the first-round finals raising their game yet further during the next stage of this initiative over the coming months.”
Mr. Bordin Tanthaphaiboon (President, Titan-VNS Auto Logistics Co. Ltd.) said: “I’m proud of the application, determination and dedication from everyone who took part in this competition. Quite simply, in a highly ambitious company of more than one thousand people, everyone has to be on top of their game and I think that the results of this initiative very clearly demonstrate that we have put in place solid foundations of a company that displays huge drive at every level and in every position and we need that to grow where we want to go and take the next steps into the future. It’s been a cornerstone principle of myself and the board of directors that we want to develop talent from within and give everyone the opportunity to progress so the professionalism demonstrated by the participants really confirms that this is the correct decision.”