Innovation Centre for Enterprise Excellence Solutions (ICEES Global) recently partnered with Toyota Engineering Corporation (TEC) in Japan to bring lean management knowledge and capabilities to Sri Lanka, enabling individuals and organizations to learn from the pioneers in the industry.
ICEES Global will be initiating the first- ever Toyota Production System (TPS) Training Program on Lean Management in Sri Lanka on August 21 conducted by Sensei Tetsuo Arikawa, former head of production support at Toyota Motomichi plant in Nagoya.
Toyota Motor Corporation was the birthplace of lean management, initially known as Toyota Production System (TPS) and Toyota Management System (TMS). Founded in 2002, TEC consist of professionals who have years of hands-on exposure in implementing, improving, and sustaining these methodologies at Toyota.
Today, TEC is dedicated to spreading their expertise across the globe, and ICEES Global is the Partner and Corporate Member of TEC for Sri Lanka and the South Asian region.
ICEES Global facilitates numerous manufacturing and service-based organizations and professionals to continuously improve productivity and profitability through Lean Management, Six Sigma, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies.
Headed by its directors Lapitha Gunasinghe and Asanka Henegedara, both of whom authored Sri Lanka’s first lean business novel titled ‘Lean Peraliya’, which garnered significant interest from the Sinhala-speaking business community. ICEES Global consists of a dynamic, well experienced team of lean transformation coaches, with over 10 decades of collective expertise locally and regionally.
ICEES actively engages in various industry sectors such as airlines, food & beverage, agriculture, porcelain, textile, and apparel among others with the objective of maximizing profitability, productivity, and minimizing operating costs whist activating internal teams for transforming organizational culture, all achieved by customized Lean concepts.
Due to the lack of understanding of these concepts, many fail to realize that lean management is a complete practical solution for their existing problems. Over the years, ICEES Global has trained over 500 business leaders on this.
ICEES Global has three strategic arms. ICEES Lean Academy provides globally recognized knowledge and skills on enterprise excellence and process innovation while ICEES Business Support assists businesses in their enterprise excellence journey, and ICEES R&D is dedicated to create new knowledge by actively keeping up with the fast-changing industry requirements such as Industry 4.0. Please visit www.iceesglobal.com for further information.
Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA registered tourist guides.
As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) have introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.
“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando shared while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.
Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between Tourism institutions & guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.
If you are a registered guide with SLTDA, you can now sign up on https://sltda.gov.lk/e-learning/login and avail of the online courses.
A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from SLTDA and SLITHM.
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Trilateral virtual dialogue among Pathfinder Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has initiated a trilateral dialogue involving Sri Lanka, India and the Russian Federation to discuss issues of contemporary relevance. The first trilateral dialogue will be held to day 4:30 PM SLST on the “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Fresh Water Resources and Combating Water Pollution: Best Practices from Russia, Sri Lanka and India”.
For this dialogue, Pathfinder Foundation will be partnering with Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence.
The distinguished panellists for the webinar are, Ambassador GlebIvashentsov, Vice President, Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Ambassador. IFS(Retd.) Rajiv Kumar Bhatia, Member Governing Council, The Asian Confluence and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House,Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher Schoolof Economics, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman, National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Governmentof Sri Lanka, Dr. Fraddry D’Souza, Area ConvenerandFellow, The Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa,India , Dr. Konstantin Zgurovsky, Senior Advisor, Marine Programme, WWF Russia, Mr. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of Meteorology of Sri Lanka and Prof. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Professor Indira Gandhi Chair, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India
Those who are interested in participating may kindly register at the following link; https://bit.ly/3AZbYAN Program details are available at https://bit.ly/3zdUkY3 . The event will also be live streamed on the PF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderfoundation/
Doc990 and MyDoctor partner SLVA to extend accessible veterinary services islandwide
Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions service providers, Doc990 and MyDoctor are now enabling customers to access online veterinary services island-wide in partnership with the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association.
The national professional body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), is dedicated to providing continued excellence within the profession of animal medicine and the provision of outstanding care for all animals while also actively creating public awareness of the contribution of veterinarians island-wide.
This collaborative effort with Doc990 and MyDoctor will bring pet owners, owners of farm animals and good Samaritans the ability to access remote video consultations with leading, specialist veterinarians of their choosing, without the hassle of physically entering hospital waiting rooms, transporting animals etc. This timely, contactless service will not only be convenient but also a relief to pet owners and caretakers in the backdrop of travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.
Customers can engage in video consultations with their chosen vet by downloading the Doc990 mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. Through its widening network of hospitals and medical services, Doc990 strives to make health care accessible and convenient for all Sri Lankans.
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