The annual Quality Check Technical Skills Competition took place last March 8, 2008 at the PAC PR Hall. Mr. Satoshi Sugiura started the event with his opening remarks. A total of 41 participants from various departments participated in the contest.
Mr. Jayvee Rufo from Production Meter bagged the first place (Champion award), followed by Mr. Mandy Sarmiento from Production Engineering. In the third place is Mr. Marlon Buray from Machine and Tooling Engineering; also included in the top ten are: Mr. Dennis Amante (Production Aircon), Mr. Michael Ferrer (Production Engineering), Mr. Ryan Jason Botin (QC Inspection), Ms. Amy Beredo (Production Meter), Mr. Christopher Delgado (Production Aircon), Mr. Derick Vila (QA Engineering), Mr. Efren Mendoza (Production Printing), Mr. Jerry Niega (QC Inspection), Mr. Mark Lester Fernandez (Production Meter), and Ms. Rhealyn Manambit (QMS/Training).
With the motto of "Quality People, Quality Products", PAC’s Total Industrial Engineering Dept. (TIE) annually holds the Quality Check Technical Skills Competition and In-House Quality Control Circle Competition.
Through this activity, the technical skills of the associates are developed.
The Quality Check Competition aims to level up skills technique of each associate and ingrain in their minds the importance and purpose of quality check. With their skills improved, the company believes that continuous improvement of the product will follow.
In line with this belief, the company also holds other competitions in other areas such as; the In-House Quality Control Circle (QCC) Competition --to promote improvements both in Production and Non-Production areas.
There are also group learning circles, like the Quality Control Circle (also called Kaizen Circle) -- a group activity wherein members are challenged to solve problems according to the basic QC principles, using the QC tools. QCC activities improve the individual capabilities of each circle member resulting to performance improvement in the workplace and consequently, company development.
The In-House QCC Competition is an opportunity for each circle to present their works of ingenuity and hard work. The winning circle automatically represents the company in the Toyota Supplier's Club (TSC) Kaizen Competition, ASEAN QCC Competition and Global QCC Convention.