Workshop on “Productivity Improvement Techniques” (Sinhala Medium) by the National Chamber

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Workshop on “Productivity Improvement Techniques” (Sinhala Medium) by the National Chamber

A one day Workshop in Sinhala on “Productivity Improvement Techniques for Manufacturing and Engineering Industries”

(Sinhala Medium) will be held on Friday, 21 August 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium

The facilitator will be Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, a well-recognised Corporate Trainer on Productivity.  Mr Wijesinha started his

career in Industrial Engineering and  has followed many programs in Japan in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Japanese

productivity techniques. He is the pioneer in introducing Quality Circles and 5S into Sri Lanka. He has lectured and conducted

seminars in many Asian countries and has been a resource person for the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO). He has also

been awarded the APO Regional Award for his contribution in promoting productivity in the Asia Pacific Region by the APO,

and he has also been awarded the National Productivity Award by APO for promoting productivity in Sri Lanka.

The program will touch on the following:

  • Productivity concepts and misconceptions and Competitiveness
  • Calculating productivity
  • Explanation of Single factor, Multi factor and Total factor Productivity
  • Types of Single Factor Productivity; Labour, Material, Energy, and Capital Productivity
  • Basic strategies for improving productivity and the better management approach
  • Numerator based and denominator based productivity
  • Evaluating through cross sectional and trend analysis
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Techniques of improving labour productivity
  • Measuring non value adding time through Activity Sampling
  • Basics of Ergonomics
  • Creating a composite productivity measure for service areas
  • Prioritising the productivity effort

There is much scope for enterprise level productivity improvement in an average Sri Lankan enterprise.

Simple productivity techniques can greatly enhance productivity. Japanese enterprises improved productivity by teaching the simple techniques to their entire workforce, thereby enabling managers, supervisors, and the floor level workers to make simple improvements in productivity.

In a fiercely competitive global marketplace, being able to reduce production costs, particularly labour costs, has become imperative. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to analyse and determine the focus areas for productivity improvement, measure productivity, and use industrial engineering techniques to improve methods.

 

A certificate of participation will be offered  for the participants at the end of the program.

 

For more details kindly contact Chamber TP  011- 4741788   email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20/%This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Team Excellence Competition of 2nd National Business Excellence Summit – 2015

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Team Excellence Competition  of 2nd National Business Excellence Summit – 2015

Award Ceremony  on 5 June 2015 at BMICH, Colombo

 

Team Excellence Competition Award Ceremony of the 2nd National Business Excellence Summit 2015 organised by the National Chamber of Commerce was held recently at the BMICH. Many leading organizations and Schools took part in the various competitions.

 

 

 Best Quality & Productivity Slogan

 

1   Bronze award winner -  H D Ranasinghe of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

2   Silver award winner - Sanjeewa Jayawickrama of Associated of CEAT Pvt Ltd

3   Gold award winner - A G R Dammika of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

 

Best Quality & Productivity Poster

           

1 Bronze award winner -  G A U D Perera of Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd   

2 Silver award winner - Rashmi Yasodha Chandrasena, Asiri Hospitals Ltd  

3 Gold award winner - Sanjika Vitharana of Sri Lanka Telecom

 

Best Quality & Productivity Kaizen Project

 

1 Bronze award winner - M A S Dinesh Kumara of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

2 Silver award winner - N Abesinghe of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

3 Gold award winner - R H Chamila Niroshan Perera of Maliban Biscuits Manufactories Pvt Ltd.

 

Best School Quality & Productivity Slogan

 

1 Bronze award winner - Ameena Sufi Ismail of Methodist College

2 Silver award winner - Hasna Hasan of Methodist College

3 Gold award winner - Natasha Peter of Methodist College

 

Best School Quality & Productivity Poster

 

1 Bronze award winner - Vithishayini Selvaraj of Methodist College

2 Silver award winner - Hirza Careem of Methodist College  

3 Gold award winner - Medusha Manohar of Methodist College  

 

Best School Quality & Productivity Kaizen Project

 

Gold award winner - Natasha Peter of Methodist College

 

Best Continuous Improvement Team

 

Three  bronze award winners -

  • SATA”of Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd
  • Operational Excellence” of Dialog Axiata
  • “Su-Saya” of Associated CEAT(Pvt) Ltd

Silver award winner -  “Golden Swan of Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd.Gold award winner - “Mountain Lions” of Maliban Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd

 

Best Quality Circle

Two bronze award winners

  • “RANTHARU” of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
  • “Victory” of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Silver award winner - “DUREKSHA” of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Gold award winner - “Awanetha” of Lanka Special Steels Ltd

 

Best School Quality Circle

 

Bronze award winner - “ISHIKAWA” of Methodist College

Silver award winner -  “PARETO” of Methodist College

Gold award winner is Quality Circle “DEMING” of Methodist College

 

Best Company Debating Team

 

Company Debating Teams are: -

           

Proposing Team    - Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Opposing Team     - Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd

 

Runner-up - Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd

The best Company Debating Team and winner - Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Best Speaker - Mr. Niranga Wijesooriya (Captain) of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

 

Best School Debating Team

 

School Debating Teams are: -

           

Proposing Team    - Methodist College

Opposing Team     - Ladies College

 

Runner-up - Methodist College

The best School Debating Team and winner - Ladies College

 

Best Speaker - Shalani Corea of Ladies College

 

Best School Quiz Team

School Quiz Teams are: -

 

Methodist College

St. Anthony’s Boys College

 

Runner-up - St. Anthony’s Boys College

The best School Quiz Team and winner - Methodist College  

 

 

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National Chamber Workshop on “Import Procedures”

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National Chamber Workshop on “Import Procedures” 

The National Chamber of Commerce will conduct a One day Workshop on Import Procedures & Documentation on Saturday 20 June 2015 from 8.30 am to 4.30 p.m at the chamber auditorium No 450 D. R Wijewardene Mw, Colombo 10. 

The workshop is designed for those who are involved in importing, buying and sourcing from overseas. It provides an overview of the principles involved in successful importing, tips on how to avoid problems and ensure smooth running of contracts, profitably. 

Some of the subjects that would be discussed will be import administration steps,

Customs clearance at import, how duty and other levies are calculated.

Temporary import schemes in operation -including duty rebate Scheme,

Payment terms with regard to imports.

• Incoterms 2010 • Regulations pertaining to imports & issuance of licenses for imports * trade policy and role of the Import/Export Controller 

The Resource person will be Mr. J A D A Perera, Deputy Director of Customs, Sri Lanka Customs who has over 30 years of experience at Sri Lanka Customs and in various Departments. 

Participants will get an understanding to seek quotations and place orders efficiently, ensure correct documentation for customs clearance into Sri Lanka including VAT compliance and complete costing. 

It will be beneficial for those involved in sourcing goods from overseas, including sales, purchasing, production and accounts staff. It also provides a good overview necessary for senior managers who have to delegate responsibility. 

Participant pack includes course handouts and certificate. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For reservation kindly contact chamber TP 4741788 Buddika/Dilrukshi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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National Chamber Mini Workshop on “ Commercialization of Innovations in Agriculture”

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National Chamber Mini Workshop on “ Commercialization of Innovations in Agriculture” 

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in association with The Agribusiness Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya is conducting a Mini Workshop on “Commercialization of Innovations in Agriculture” on Tuesday 23 June 2015 from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium.The objective of this workshop is to commercialize and highlight the innovations and new concepts introduced to agriculture .To create awareness of the innovations and advanced technology made to agriculture and commercialise this sector.

3 highly qualified professors from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya will make presentations - Dr L H P Gunaratne, (Ph.D (Hawaii,U.S.A) Director/ /Professor, Agribusiness, Centre, Dr. D.A.N. Dharmasena (Ph.D(Cranfield,U.K) Head/Professor, Dept of Agricultural Engineering and Dr W A P Weerakkody, (Ph.D.(Sri Lanka) Professor, Dept of Crop Science. 

The subjects discussed will be :

  • · Quality improvement of made tea.,
  • · Low cost new fertilizer mixture for protected agriculture which minimizes the potential crop damages due to natural environmental conditions
  • · Eco-friendly bio fertilizer which cuts down the cost of chemical fertilizers.

and capable of reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides

  • · Constructed wetland to treat waste water for the industries.
  • · Low cost semen extender used in artificial insemination of swine. 

The workshop will be beneficial for the Agriculture/ Food & Beverage , Plantation sector, Industries, Agri exporters , livestock sector etc .For reservation kindly contact Chamber TP 4741788 Thushari or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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National Chamber Hosts the Ambassador of Cuba

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National Chamber  Hosts  the Ambassador of Cuba

The  Ambassador of Cuba H.E. Florentino Batista will  be the Special Guest Speaker at a session on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Cuba “ on Tuesday 26 May 2015  from 3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium  No  450 D.R. Wijewardene  Mawatha, Colombo . He will speak on the current business trend, trade potential, opportunities for export, import, investment/ and other services available in Cuba. There will also be an interactive  session where the participants will get an opportunity to interact with the Ambassador.

Cuba is the largest Caribbean island , spans 44,200 miles  and cloaked in colonial charm with nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a population  of  11.2 million residents, is a country waiting  to be explored….Cuba is interested in foreign investment, hotels and tourism .The main industries of Cuba are food production and industrial products/medical /pharmaceutical, biotechnology . Exports are sugar, nickel, seafood, citrus, tobacco products and rum. Cuba has  tobacco farming  which  contributes to economic growth. Cuba has a high literacy rate  of  99.8 percent., the second highest literacy rate in the world. The Cuban government spends ten percent of their central budget on education, making it free for all at every level, including all materials such as books and uniforms. Cuba has 47 universities with 112,000 citizens enroll. Due to the free education system, the cities are becoming filled with people pursuing higher education.  For registration for this session kindly contact Chamber. Mrs Fouad, 4741788 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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