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CBL wins Gold award

CBL’s Synergy team
CBL’s Synergy team

Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) won a Gold at the 43rd International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) in Singapore recently.

Hosted at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre, ICQCC 2018 was organised by the Singapore Productivity Association.

Annually, ICQCC attracts an average of 1,500 people comprising over 330 teams across 13 economies and beyond. This time, over 2,000 people comprising 475 teams from 13 countries participated.

‘Future-proof, future-ready organisations through innovations, quality circles and business excellence’ was this year’s theme.

CBL emerged victorious from among 475 teams. The team led by Malkanthi Herath of CBL’s Production Sector comprised Renuka Malkanthi, Nadeeka Nilmini, Sachintha Kamali, Tharanga Sandamali, Priyavi Madhushankha, Ashan Tharindu, Upeksha Senarathna and Manjula Prabath.

CBL’s team presented a Case study outlining reduction in wastage at one of the production lines and improving the quality of the product by factory floor employees using advanced quality control tools and methods.

CBL Chief Executive Officer Nalin B. Karunaratne said, “This win is evidence of CBL’s enduring family culture, wherein management and employees work together closely to achieve business excellence, which in turn positively impacts its strong orientation towards superior quality and productivity, as seen by employees even on the factory floor striving to improve product quality and process efficiency.

“CBL is proud to elevate Sri Lanka to new heights by winning this award on behalf of the country. This honour is also a direct result of our strong company policy of people empowerment, which offers every employee, no matter their position, with equal opportunities to enhance their skills in terms of leadership, knowledge and team spirit, allowing them to actively participate in the company’s continued success,” he said.

ICQCC 2018 featured cutting-edge trends, projects and practices deployed by teams, spanning a wide variety of business improvement applications in the age of digitisation and economic disruption.