National Convention on Quality and Productivity | Sunday Observer

National Convention on Quality and Productivity

The National Convention on Quality and Productivity is an annual national event organised by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) and will be held on Friday, September 6.

There will also be competitions on quality circles, Kaizen initiatives and six sigma initiatives in workplaces.

It will be held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) and the awards ceremony will take place in the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo 7 at 4.30 p.m. The chief guest at the Awards Ceremony will be Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri.

Over 240 teams representing largely private sector and some public sector participate in this much sought after competition. The Gold Awards winners will quality to compete at the next International Convention on Quality Circles to be held in Bangladesh next year.

The guest of honour will be the Chairman of the Hatton National Bank, Dinesh Weerakkody. The keynote speech will be delivered by the ‘Quality Guru’ in Sri Lanka, Sunil Wijesinghe.

The main aim of this event is to promote quality and productivity in the manufacturing and service sectors of the country by encouraging employee participation and leadership. Benefits of improving quality and productivity at a national level will include enhanced quality, greater reliability, higher margins and lower costs of production and services. This will drive economic growth and improve the nation’s competitiveness.

The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) which organises this event is a not-for-profit organisation comprising professionals contributing their time and expertise to the cause of enhancing quality and productivity in the nation.

It was founded in 1996 as the successor to the Quality Circle Association that was set up in 1987.

Comments