Sugar factory nominated for National Productivity Award!

Masarang won the Siddhakarya award.
The Siddhakarya award!

The Siddhakarya Award

Perhaps you can still remember about the Siddhakarya Award (an award for good productivity) the sugar factory received in October 2016 from the North Sulawesi Governor through the Provincial Department of Manpower? As it seems, it has continued to the jury of the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia in May 2017. They visited our Factory because our company was nominated for the national event, representing North Sulawesi. The jury will come back at the end of July or earlier August 2017 for their final assessment.

A special invitation
On the 1st of July, the sugar factory received a very special invitation from the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia through the Directorate General of Training and Productivity. The factory is selected to represent Indonesia by the Secretariat Asian Productivity Organization (APO), based in Tokyo, Japan to attend 2 kinds of training! APO is an intergovernmental organisation in the Asia-Pacific region, established in 1961 with the aim of improving productivity in member countries through mutually beneficial cooperation. This training is only followed by 2 companies in Indonesia to represent Indonesia. The sugar factory is the first company in history to be present representing Eastern Indonesia! All this time only companies from Java island got invited by APO. But this time Eastern Indonesia finally can send a participant, the sugar factory in Tomohon, named PT. Gunung Hijau Masarang. The sugar factory is very proud to be offered this opportunity!

The first training is a training in total quality management for SME’s (Small Medium Enterprises) to be held in Mongolia on 4-8 September. This training is intended to develop management capability and productivity through systematic, effective total quality management (TQM) implementation, to create awareness impact of the 4th industrial revolution on quality management and business performance in SME’s and to enable SME’s to adopt the most effective TQM (total quality management) strategies and integrate those strategies with other quality management initiatives and standards.

The second training is a training course on food safety management systems. It is a basic course for SME’s in the food industry, which will be held in Fiji on 20-24 November 2017. The objective for this training is to develop food safety management (FSM) practitioners with good knowledge of fundamentals FSM Concepts, principles, tools, techniques and critical success factors for SME’s in the food industry to strengthen their capacity towards sustainable development and inclusive growth in member countries.

The last step to…..?
According to the Provincial Department of Manpower in North Sulawesi, this is the last step to become a Champion in Paramakarya Awards (National Productivity Award) that will be presented by the President of the Republic of Indonesia (November 2017).
We hope our sugar factory will become the Champion…!

The Siddhakarya award winners
The Siddhakarya award winners in 2016