Thailand-based Titan-VNS Auto Logistics Co. Ltd. (Titan-VNS) recently completed their ground-breaking, first edition of the “QCP Competition Initiative”. Several teams from Titan-VNS presented their projects for evaluation to a VIP judging panel at the Cape Racha Hotel in Sri Racha, Chonburi.
The presentation event was the third and final round of the year-long “QCP (‘Quality, Cost, Productivity’) Competition Initiative 2018”. Teams were tasked with developing projects that focused on improving quality, cost and productivity. The teams worked on several different areas to look for improvements including incorrect part supply, improving packaging, improving load efficiency, optimized inventory anomaly detection and inserting a new value into backhaul operations.
Titan-VNS Managing Director, Peera Thaweechart explained, “We want them to see the supply chain sector the way we see it because quite simply we want them to be the managers of the future. There’s nowhere to hide in this business sector, there’s no room to rest, the dynamics are changing rapidly and we are ambitious, we want to drive the changes and already Titan-VNS has introduced many sector firsts. We also want to promote from within. If we can incubate and nurture the talent we can see in our staff, who have been brought up in our way of doing things, with an understanding that we are about excellence of service, absolute reliability to the customer and must offer complete trust, it’s a win-win for the company as when we recruit externally we have to adapt people to understand our methodologies. Therefore, initiatives such as the QCP Competition really pay back many times over.”
The groundbreaking project ran throughout 2018 and the teams were audited throughout by the project moderators, Ms. Anong Nacom and Mr. Chanwaet Nikompuk who assisted and advised where appropriate. The teams then progressed to the Grand Final event where they made their presentations in front of the senior management team at Titan-VNS.
President of Titan-VNS, Bordin Tanthaphaiboon said, “I’m very pleased with the outcome of the QCP Competition Initiative, the standard of the projects, the depth of thinking that has gone into them and the application and enthusiasm of the participants have really been of the highest order,” he continued, “When we formed the Company six years ago we knew we were going into one of the toughest business sectors and we would have a fight on our hands to prosper, but we also had confidence that we could make a difference, that we could bring new metrics to the supply chain sector and offer an improved experience for our customers.”
Mr. Tanthaphaiboon concluded with, “I think the resulting period and the contracts we have been awarded by a wide range of OEMs really show that we have made a difference, But we’re not standing still, the footprint we have carved out gives us the motivation to keep growing and we are humbled by the trust that our customers have shown in us. In those six years, we have pursued a strategy to give our staff the room to grow and this has paid off. Developing a major supply chain company from scratch has involved a huge amount of work, dedication and enthusiasm so it’s only right that we should first look to the people who are the backbone of our success when we look for not only the second generation of managers but also as we are growing so quickly our management pyramid is expanding fast. It means investing in activities such as the QCP Competition Initiative is a no brainer for us, and clearly, from the results, we can be very confident that the Company has a strategy in place to ensure that evolution is optimized.”