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Activities in Azerbaijan

Seminar on the private sector development regarding production and quality control. KAIZEN 5S.



12-13 March 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan.


Around 28 participants from the government and private sector participated in the seminar. Technology of the TQM (Total quality management, Production control, 5s Kaizen were transferred to the trainees.

Framework of the program

Participant List for The Seminar Japanese Way of Production

Company Name Sector
SOCAR Manufacture
Smart Systems Technology LLC IT
Zygon Caspian Consulting LLC Consulting
RT Services Ltd Service
Rapid Translation Ltd. Service
Azertunel LLC Construction
Price Water House Consulting
Baku White City Construction
Atlaskorp LLC Manufacturing 
“FASTAS” Catering Company Service
’Trade Industrial Company’ JSV Trade
Nasiraddin Tusi Ltd Service
CBMC (Caspian Business Management & Consulting LLC) Consulting
Azersun Holding Manufacture
Azersun Holding (Butter making factory) Manufacture
Azersun Holding (Bilasuvar cannery) Manufacture
Safe Life LLC Manufacture
MEDES Service
Cross Caspian Service

Schedule of the Seminar

Title: Production management seminar

Central Asia private sector development - support seminar for participants in JICA course

12 March, 2012

10:00 - 10:15 Opening ceremony Address by organizer (Ms. Nigar Ismaylova / 10 min.) (explain content of the project and purpose/meaning of the seminar)
Speech by Japanese expert (Mr. Kawamura / 10 min.)
10:15 - 10:45 Program orientation
Explanation of outline of the course
Explain the overall training course
10:45 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 12:45 [Lecture] Outline of TQM What is TQM? Overall explanation. Japanese way of production management and quality management. History of TQM, management by objectives, what is essential for such activities?
12:45 - 13:45 Coffee break  
13:45 - 14:45 [Lecture] Policy management What is policy management by objectives? What is strategic policy management? Understandable explanation
14:45 - 15:45 [Lecture] Implementation of TQM and its effect (incl. cases) What is TQM? Japanese way of product management and quality management. History of TQM, management by objectives
Provide cases of other developing countries.
Emphasize that it is necessary to create a new method appropriate for each country instead of imitating Japanese method and that Japan will help develop such a new method.
15:45 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:15 Problem solving - Group discussion (Part 1) Group Discussion, dividing 30 participants into 4 - 5 groups.
Decide subject for the 2nd day's problem solving and grouping to discuss.
Decide role - sharing in each group (e.g. leader, clerical, presenter)
Example of subjects: SMB development needs, status of corporate activities

13 March, 2012

10:00 - 11:20 [Lecture] Problem-solving method, tool, kaizen To begin with, what is problem? Clearly explain problem-solving method.
What is kaizen? Describe the method born in Japan.
11:20 - 11:35 Break  
11:35 - 13:00 [Lecture] QCC, suggestion system
Explain small group activity and suggestion system. Emphasize the importance of a method suitable for organizational culture and social system.
13:00 - 14:00 Coffee break  
14:00 - 15:20 [Lecture] 5S, equipment management (TPM) Explain outline of 5S activity, facility and equipment management (incl. TPM)
15:20 - 15:35 Break  
15:35 - 17:20 [Practice] Problem solving (Part 2)
incl. presentation of result
10 min. x 3 groups
Divide participants into 4-5 groups.
Discuss SME development needs, status of company, etc.
17:30 Closing ceremony Lecturer (Mr. Kawamura) will summarize the result of overall course and close the session.




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