SINGAPORE, 25 October 2018 – Galaksi R3 from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) brought home a Gold Award at the International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) in Singapore yesterday.

Akasyah Baharum, a member of the USM Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI) team said, it's such an amazing experience to compete with the 476 best teams around the world and being chosen for this Gold Award was truly the best moment indeed.

Akasyah was truly grateful to USM in helping and supporting their team throughout the year, which has led them to this major achievement.

Innovation & Quality Control Circles are timeless tools utilised by organisations seeking to achieve excellence. In recognition of this, a group of 13 regional economies, including Singapore, have been taking turns to annually host an International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) since 1976.

The other 12 regional economies includes Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.

Over the last 42 years, the ICQCC has been regarded as the de facto international event for work improvement teams to pitch their projects to an independent pool of international assessors, with the intent of attaining international recognition and cross-learning.

Annually, ICQCC attracts between an average of 1,500 delegates from more than 330 teams across the 13 economies and beyond.

The Singapore Productivity Association represented Singapore in hosting the 43rd ICQCC, held at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre in Singapore from 22-24 October 2018.

ICQCC 2018 showcased cutting-edge trends, projects and practices embraced by teams across the globe, spanning a wide variety of business improvement applications in today’s age of digitisation and economic disruption.

Text: Hafiz Meah Ghouse Meah

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