“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and effort.” – Paul J. Meyer. Prolificacy is an art, not everyone knows. NED University trains students in exceptional skills like this such that they outshine in their professional lives. Carrying the legacy forward, IEEE PES NEDUET collaborated with National Productivity Organization (NPO) for what is called “The First Productivity Movement of Pakistan”. NPO is the sole government body undertaking Productivity with Quality Initiatives in Pakistan. It has a motive to strengthen the national capacity with the implementation of productivity concepts for sustainable socio-economic development.
In the session held on 24th February 2022, the General manager of NPO, Mr. Aftab Khan explained to students what exactly is productivity and introduced some useful techniques and tools to improve productivity. Productivity, at its most basic level, is the connection between output and input – how many materials and labor hours must be invested in a work process to obtain a specific quantity and quality of output. You must alter one aspect of the connection to boost production.
The 5S concept was explained thoroughly. 5S stands for sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain, was originally implemented by manufacturing enterprises in Japan. The 5S system helps to identify and eliminate wasteful activities from the production process. Ultimately, 5S helps to increase the value of products and services for consumers. Next Kaizen approach was discussed, Kaizen is based on the philosophical belief that everything can be improved. With this approach, incremental changes add up to substantial changes over the longer term, without the need for radical innovation.
Typically, it is based on cooperation and commitment and stands in contrast to approaches that use radical or top-down changes to achieve transformation. In today’s customer-centric market, quality is an integral factor in the growth and sustainability of any business. The seven basic tools of quality, often known as 7QC tools, were introduced by Kaoru Ishikawa. These tools are structured and fundamental instruments that help businesses improve their management and production processes for achieving enhanced product quality. The session aptly emphasized the importance of productivity for an organization to produce success-bearing results. The attendees found the seminar to be quite involving and informative. Certificates for participation were also distributed.
A session on scholarships available for higher education was also organized. Documents required for the Fulbright scholarship in the USA were explained. The session was ended with an astounding figure of NED University Prof. Dr. Saad Ahmed Qazi, Dean of ECE department. He shared his indefatigable efforts for upbringing the aspiring engineers of Pakistan. He is one of the meritorious professors of the esteemed institution with excessive research articles and publications. He shared his ebullient experience of Ph.D. in the UK and emphasized for students to avail such opportunities. In the end, a moment of appreciation was given to both the guests.
Report on National productivity Seminar
Syeda Aiman Asim and Anas Azam
Member Marketing, IEEE PES NEDUET, Karachi, Pakistan
Report on Higher Education:
Ushna Javed, Member Marketing, IEEE PES NEDUET, Karachi, Pakistan
Shaiza Kamran, Member Marketing, IEEE PES NEDUET, Karachi, Pakistan