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SSB wins gold award for best practices in lean management
Published on: Friday, December 07, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) was recently awarded the prestigious Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) National Gold Certification for excellent practices in the area of Lean Management by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (Miti) Malaysia. This is the first time such recognition has been accorded to an oil & gas company in Malaysia.

This certification is in recognition of SSB's outstanding efforts for the continuous improvement in its lean management deployment journey which started in 2016.

"When the oil price dropped drastically towards the end of 2015, we knew we had to embrace an effective way of working to lean our processes, remove wastes and instil discipline in our cost management, to remain competitive. Two years into this journey has resulted in a leaner organisation that generates strong, positive cashflow year-on-year, in our upstream business. This national recognition is a true testament of the hard work and efforts taken by our dedicated SSB upstream staff in ensuring we remain a competitive oil and gas company in the industry and in creating our own future," said Datuk Iain Lo, Country Chairman, Shell Malaysia.


ssb General Manager, Jill Chieng who represented Lo, received the award from Miti Deputy Minister Dr. Ong Kian Ming. Also in attendance to witness the award presentation were Deputy Director General of MPC Abdul Rahim Yusoff and SSB General Manager for Business Excellence Khoo Choo Beng.

"Our Most Honourable Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched Miti's National Policy on Industry 4.0, known as Industry4WRD on 31 October 2018. Industry4WRD will ensure our industries remain ahead and competitive in facing the challenges brought by the 4th Industrial Revolution. This national policy aims to pave the way for enhanced productivity, job creation and high-skilled talent pool, and ultimately, contribute to our economic prosperity and societal well-being. The Readiness Assessment for 4.0 will be conducted by MPC starting 2019 and it is a comprehensive programme to help firms assess their capabilities and readiness to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and processes," said Ong.

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