IEM Shout Out – 2018-03 Two-Day Course on Implementing of Kaizen for Chemical Products/ Process

February 28, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a two day course on the 7th and 8th March, 2018. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Mr. Ng Chuk Peng.

A hands-on guide on how to use a common sense, low –cost approach to manage the workplace for continuous productivity improvement. People often try to apply sophisticated tools and technologies to deal with problems in the workplace that can be solved with a common sense, low-cost approach. They need to unlearn the habit of trying ever-more sophisticated technologies to solve everyday workplace problems. Blending common sense with Kaizen tools and techniques into practice is the core topic of this training program. Although improvements under Kaizen are small and incremental, the Kaizen process brings about dramatic results over time. Kaizen has contributed greatly to Japan’s competitive success as evidenced in their ability to produce high quality products at lower costs.

Mr. Ng Chuk Peng got his MBA in Total Quality Management from Newport University USA in 2001.  The principal consultant for Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Management System, Quality & Productivity Improvement, and Operation Management programmes, Mr. CP Ng, his involvement in Quality Management began in 1981 when he was with Matsushita Electric Company (Melcom) responsible for Quality Control. In between tours of duty, he was responsible for leading the Pioneer Quality Control Circle (QCC) of Melcom during the “Look East Policy”. After leaving Melcom, he was an NDT engineer with Oilfield Inspection Services, UK (OIS). Leaving OIS for Hitachi Consumer Products (M) Sdn Bhd., he served in several capacities as Quality Assurance, Production and Sales Manager. CP Ng has lectured at Stamford College and Newport University (KL) and Irish International University accredited TQM Program. He has written articles for Society of Environmental Auditors Malaysia (SEAM) bulletin on subjects pertaining to Quality Management System. CP Ng also is an Associate Member of SEAM and has qualified for Fellowship from Canadian Chartered Institute of Business Administration (CIBA). He has assisted Agilent Technologies, Penang in Kaizen & Lean Sigma Green Belt Programme since September 2007 and Western Digital, Selangor in Kaizen Lean Certification for Innovator, Leader and Practitioner from 2014 ~ 2015. He is currently assisting Mitsui Copper Foil in QCC initiatives as a coach since 2016. He is also assisting Western Digital Media, Johor in Lean Manufacturing initiatives since 2Q 2017.

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Talk on “Talk on Environmental Due Diligence”

January 25, 2018

Dont’ play play.

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 27th January, 2018 . It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Mr Chiew Teck Wee.

Environmental Due Diligence is a process of identifying environmental risks and liabilities in order to help business to make informed decisions about commercial real estate transactions, or merger and acquisition (M&A). What are the common key issues associated with the hidden “can of worms” that may have significant implications on liability and risk? Major non-compliance/ violations Operational constraints imposed by environmental approval conditions/ permit-to-operate/ licenses Contaminated soil and groundwater. Unaccounted high waste disposal cost Long term remediation/ clean-up. Professional EDD assessors will identify the recognized environmental conditions at the property and if necessary, will recommend further investigation or assessment to characterize or estimate the potential liability or risk. Without EDD, unknowingly the owner may be held liable by simply owning the property. From site clean-up to compliance obligations and even third party legal actions, the remediation costs can easily run into the millions for the liable party. As such, EDD is a useful tool for the Buyer as well as the Seller because it enables both parties to make informed decisions to proceed with the transaction with negotiated terms & conditions, or to cancel the deal.

A chemical engineer by training,  Mr Chiew Teck Wee has 20 years of experience in environmental consultancy and project management. Mr Chiew received his degree from University of Malaya and later completed MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. He is registered with the Department of Environment (DOE) as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant. He is also a certified Lead Environmental Auditor. Mr Chiew has worked on numerous EDD projects with business, corporate clients and legal firms. He regularly provides consultancy and training on environmental compliance/ risk assessments and sustainability. Geographically, he has carried out environmental projects and studies in the Southeast Asia region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Sudan. Mr Chiew is the Managing Director and Founder of Riverstone Environmental Sdn Bhd. http://www.riverstone-enviro.com

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Talk on “Talk on Environmental Due Diligence”

January 19, 2018

Dont’ play play.

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 27th January, 2018 . It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Mr Chiew Teck Wee.

Environmental Due Diligence is a process of identifying environmental risks and liabilities in order to help business to make informed decisions about commercial real estate transactions, or merger and acquisition (M&A). What are the common key issues associated with the hidden “can of worms” that may have significant implications on liability and risk? Major non-compliance/ violations Operational constraints imposed by environmental approval conditions/ permit-to-operate/ licenses Contaminated soil and groundwater. Unaccounted high waste disposal cost Long term remediation/ clean-up. Professional EDD assessors will identify the recognized environmental conditions at the property and if necessary, will recommend further investigation or assessment to characterize or estimate the potential liability or risk. Without EDD, unknowingly the owner may be held liable by simply owning the property. From site clean-up to compliance obligations and even third party legal actions, the remediation costs can easily run into the millions for the liable party. As such, EDD is a useful tool for the Buyer as well as the Seller because it enables both parties to make informed decisions to proceed with the transaction with negotiated terms & conditions, or to cancel the deal.

A chemical engineer by training,  Mr Chiew Teck Wee has 20 years of experience in environmental consultancy and project management. Mr Chiew received his degree from University of Malaya and later completed MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. He is registered with the Department of Environment (DOE) as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant. He is also a certified Lead Environmental Auditor. Mr Chiew has worked on numerous EDD projects with business, corporate clients and legal firms. He regularly provides consultancy and training on environmental compliance/ risk assessments and sustainability. Geographically, he has carried out environmental projects and studies in the Southeast Asia region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Sudan. Mr Chiew is the Managing Director and Founder of Riverstone Environmental Sdn Bhd. http://www.riverstone-enviro.com

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Half Day Workshop on HAZOP and Sustainable Process Design for Undergraduates

January 19, 2018

This is underselling my presentation.

My technical division will be hosting a half day course on the 20th January, 2018. It is worth 4 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by moi, Councilman Ir. Razmahwata Mohd Razalli.

The course is meant to provide undergraduates with both instruction and workshop sessions so that the participants:
•  Are familiar with the concept of ‘risk’and familiar with the theory behind HAZOP
•  Are familiar with the actual HAZOP workshop process. And Participate in a HAZOP exercise.

At the end of the session, the participants should:
•  Have experience in a HAZOP session.
•  Understand the outcomes from a HAZOP session

Ir. Razmahwata has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He has HAZOP, HAZID and SIL workshop leadership experience on offshore facilities. He is currently the Lead Engineer of IGL Services Sdn Bhd.

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Talk on “Oil & Gas Industry in Turbulent Times: Safe Place? Play Safe? Or Don’t Play Play?”

January 19, 2018

Dont’ play play.

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 20th January, 2018 (yes, I am slow this year). It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Lee Chang Quan.

In view of the hazards and risks associated with production, transportation, and handling of hydrocarbon, companies in the oil and gas industry have always given the pledge to have business top priority to the subject of safety. People may get injured or killed, and environment may be damaged. It is evident from the history that, if the hazards and risks are not managed properly, catastrophic disaster could happen, as in the case of Piper Alpha, Bhopal, or to the recent one at Macondo.

Managing safety has remained a top challenge though. In the time of market volatility, many oil and gas companies have taken serious measures to control cost so as to survive the turbulence. It is in this time of cost pressure that the pledge of maintaining health and safety as the top business priority will be tested.  This talk will look into the key safety management challenges faced in the oil and gas industry, and share on how these challenges could be managed, especially in times of turbulence.

Ir. Lee Chang Quan started his career as a mechanical engineer with a design engineering firm, and moved on to join a national oil company. His experience in the oil and gas industry include engineering, procurement, installation and construction activities in plant modification and rejuvenation projects. He has led a few feasibility studies, engineering management work and managing brownfield projects. Later, he moved on to undertake operational excellence and improvement roles at business level. He is now the Health, Safety and Environment Manager with one of PETRONAS subsidiaries, formulating HSE strategies and implementation plan. He is a trained internal auditor, involving in Tier 1, 2, 3 HSE Assurance Programs. He is an active trainer in HSE programs.

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Anniversary – Bhopal Disaster

December 3, 2017

Chemical Engineers never forget.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 2nd International Junior Chem-E Car Competition 2017 (MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre)

October 27, 2017

My technical division will be hosting the event on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017.

The competition aims to challenge students of primary schools to design and construct a small-sized car that is fabricated from reusable/recyclable items such as ice-cream sticks, bottle caps and straws. This Chem-E car shall traverse into a goal post and/or hit bowling pins in the car performance challenges. In addition, the participants shall elucidate their design creativity and issues related to safety and environment via poster presentation.

Additional information here.