Sarimah (eighth right) with the participants of 'CEO Pemacu Organisasi' programme held at Sematan Palm Beach Resort.

LUNDU: Twenty selected small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the state participated in a ‘Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pemacu Organisasi‘ (CEO Driver of The Organisation) programme held at Sematan Palm Beach Resort here.

The two-day programme which started on Thursday was one of the components in management system development project for companies under the productivity improvement for enterprise scheme (SPPE) Malaysia Productivity Blueprint (MPB) 2020 grant.

Sarimah Misman

Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Sarawak director Sarimah Misman said the programme aimed at exposing the SMEs’ management teams on ‘Business Excellence’ framework application to maximise productivity.

“The programme emphasises on the importance of management division in setting the direction and transforms the company.

“Business excellence framework has been used by 97 countries around the world in which it was proven effective in making an organisation successful,” she said when officiating at the event today.

Sarimah added that the programme would be able to change the mindset of participants towards elimination of waste through creativity that could lead to the formation of a culture of productivity and innovation and in turn contribute to the achievement of excellence and competitiveness.

She hoped the participating companies could move forward to become a benchmark for business management and icon for other SMEs to follow suit in achieving optimal productivity.

The participating companies were RFM Global Corporation Sdn Bhd, Nusantararia Resources Sdn Bhd, Idris Ibrahim & Co, Sixteen Twentynine Sdn Bhd, Banana Tree Sdn Bhd, Stampin Confectionary Sdn Bhd, Toclan Agritrade Asia Sdn Bhd, Gasing Gemilang Sdn Bhd, Antares Ventures Sdn Bhd, Bumi Emas Services, Jing Xiang Food Industrial Sdn Bhd, Ciri Kuasa Sdn Bhd, Heartinis Sdn Bhd, Grasicili PLT, HFE Agro Resources, EPR Kuching Sdn Bhd, Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd, Wing Shen Food Industries Sdn Bhd, Casmat Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, and SK Specialties Sdn Bhd.

These companies will implement the company transformation system development programme through Quality Environmental Practice, Lean Management, Business Excellence, Digitalisation and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for a period of between four to six months which include training and guidance by MPC.

Sarimah said MPC was currently in efforts to increase organisational productivity through productivity and innovation (P&I) system development and training, promotional programmes like seminar and convention, good regulatory practices (GRP) programme, as well as #MyMudah and NTMs virtual programmes.