FNU to host convention on quality

2017 Gold Award Winners Future Farms (Rooster Poultry). Picture: SUPPLIED/FNU MEDIA

SOURCE: FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

ELEVEN organisations have registered to participate at the 23rd National Convention on Quality (NCQ) which will be held on October 4-5, at the Pearl on the South Pacific Resort and Spa.

The National Convention on Quality is an annual event organised by the Fiji National University’s Department of Quality Awards.

The event is expected to be officiated by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) director Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata said the convention provided Quality Circle (QC) teams a forum to exchange ideas and experiences while showcasing their best practices.

“There’s a lot of excitement ahead of this week’s event. I’m informed that all the teams are working really hard to ensure they have a good presentation at the event,” said Dr Tagicakiverata.

“Such platforms also recognize the work done by QC practitioners through various prizes and awards. These rewards should motivate all Fijians to adopt and implement Quality Circles at their workplaces. The Convention on Quality has come a long way since its inception in 1995.”

The QC idea was initiated by Japanese Dr Kaoru Ishikawa and was first introduced in Japan in 1962 to encourage organisations to promote team building and overcome challenges of the changing time and conditions.

Last year’s Gold Award winner, Future Farms (Rooster Poultry) will be present to its title. As part of its prize, Future Farms team received a recognition plaque and a sponsored trip to participate at the 2018 International Exposition for Team Excellence (IETEX) competition in Singapore.

2017 List of winners

(i)                 GOLD AWARD –  Future Farms (Rooster Poultry)

(ii)               SILVER AWARD – Fiji Sugar Corporation (Team Elite)

(iii)             BRONZE AWARD – Fiji Revenue and Customs Services

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