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Activities in Georgia

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



6-7 March 2012, Tbilisi.


Around 25 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


Governmental Organizations
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable development (MoESD). Department of Economic Analysis and policy
MoESD. Department of Communications, Informational Technologies and Innovation
MoESD. Transport Policy Department
MoESD. Department of Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations
MoESD. Spatial Planning and Construction Policy Department
Georgian National Agency of Standards, Technical Regulations and Metrology
Georgian National Agency of Standards, Technical Regulations and Metrology. Institute of Metrology
Georgian National Agency of Standards, Technical Regulations and Metrology. Department of Standards and Technical Regulations
Enterprise Management Agency
Management System
Company Name Sector
Ltd. Neoprint Manufacture
Ltd. River Side Tourism
Ltd. Cruise Tourism
Ltd. Dio construction
Ltd. ICES construction
Ltd. Meatana Manufacture
Ltd. Shumi Manufacture
Ltd. Gianti Transport
Ltd. Management Systems Service
Ltd. GAMA Manufacture
Ltd. Rustavis Foladi Manufacture
Ltd. BPG Manufacture

Schedule of the Seminar

Title: Production management seminar
Central Asia private sector development - support seminar for participants in JICA course

6 March, 2012

10:00 - 10:15 Opening ceremony Address by organizer (Mr. Sugimoto / 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

7 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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