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Invitation Lean MTIB Programme 2018

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Invitation for MTIB Lean Management Programme 2018

In order for Malaysia to achieve its status as a developed nation, it is necessary for Malaysians to focus their energy and effort to increase the nation’s productivity rate to a higher level. Apart from promoting innovation, productivity had been identified as one of the key factors by the government in ensuring Malaysia to become a high income nation. One of the ways that a higher productivity rate can be achieved by the timber industry is by implementing Lean Management in their manufacturing system.

What is Lean?

Lean refers to a collection of principles that are designed to give focus on the identification and elimination of any non-value added activities for any processes. Lean is based on Toyota Production System (TPS) which organizes manufacturing and logistics for the automobile manufacturer, including interaction with suppliers and customers. Lean functions by eliminating anything that does not give any values to an organization (such as process). There are five principles of lean management:

• Identifying value from the perspectives of an organization
• Identifying value stream
• Allowing a smoother flow of service
• Providing service as it is being asked (just in time delivery)
• Aiming for perfection

Lean Management Programme’s Objectives

(a) Identifying the source of waste in any main processes and planning improvement counter measures
(b) Utilising Lean Management to increase the efficiency of any processes and operation which lead to higher productivity.
(c) Increases the efficiency of product delivery and customer satisfaction.
(d)  Encouraging the sharing of best practices amongst organisations to become more productive and competitive

Why the timber industry need to join?

MTIB had conducted this programme yearly since 2014. As of 2017, 54 timber based companies had joined this programme. Those companies had managed to record a combined total amount of savings of RM47.8 million. This included savings of maintenance, overtime, space and inventory. In addition, there has also been an increase in the efficiency of facility layout as well as the encouragement of proper standard of operations (SOPs) in place. To quote one of our participants:

“I have never heard the word lean before we join this program. But today, lean practice helps us generate unconventional and effective solution for daily challenge. Improvement and lean effort also help us to increase our productivity by using less resources while the company can enjoy more benefits with our co-workers. Now we know how to map our process with VSM and other lean tools, in order to deliver premium products to the whole world, on time, at a competitive price.

We really appreciate MTIB’s effort to organise this program for this industries while a big thanks (to our consultant) who gives us a very great training and knowledge about lean manufacturing.”

Lean management improve the work processes in any manufacturing operations which includes floor layout plan, logistics management and maintenance. Therefore, waste can be avoided and thus resulted in increased productivity.

Each organisation who are selected to join this programme will undergo the following 3 phases:

(i) Phase 1: Lean Mindset Change
(ii) Phase 2: Development and Implementation of Lean Management Programme
(iii) Phase 3: Impact measurement, sharing of best practices


This programme is a combination of training, consultation, evaluation and best knowledge sharing practices that will enable each organisation to increase its productivity through improvements in the efficiency of its system, operation and management.

These programmes will be conducted and guided by expertly trained consultants from 6 - 8 months


Each company must pay a commitment fee of RM5,000 once participaton is confirmed by MTIB’s management. This fee is NON- REFUNDABLE.


These programmes are expected to begin September 2018


It is crucial that the programme received high commitment from each company’s upper management. Each selected company are OBLIGATED to participate in all activities organised by MTIB throughout the duration of the programme.

Each selected companies are REQUIRED to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with MTIB as a sign of commitment to complete the programme. In an event if the company failed to to complete the programme, a compound will be imposed to the company.


Each participants must fulfill the following critierias to apply for the programmes :
i. Fill in the Lean 2018 application form;
ii. Company must be incorporated in Peninsular Malaysia;
iii. Registered with MTIB;
iv. Priority is given if company participated in any of the following programes

• ‘Malaysian Pride’
• Any other governmental initiatives to develope the timber industry

v. Application must include the following:

• Amount of workers (Please specify amount of local and foreign workers)
• Company revenue in 2016 and 2017
• Total product export for 2016 and 2017
• Form 24 and 49 as per Akta Syarikat  1965
• Memorandum of Article
• Pictures factory’s inner and outer  surroundings
• Pictures of company products
• Factory settlement status
• Company insolvency report status

All documents must be prepared in folio form.  Inability to follow or fulfill all stated requirements will resulted in your appication being NOT CONSIDERED or DENIED by MTIB. All information shall only be used internally by MTIB and will be considered PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL.

Forward all documents to the following address:

Ketua Pengarah
Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia (MTIB)
Tingkat 13- 17,Menara PGRM, No. 8, Jalan Pudul Ulu, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
( U/P : Pengarah Perancangan Strategik )

Site Visits

In order to determine the company suitability for the programme, MTIB representatives will be conducting site visits to the company.


Based on the provided document and results from the site visits, MTIB shall decide on the companies that will be offered to join the programmes. All decisions are FINAL

Further Information

Please refer to the following officers.

• En. Shamsul Azman Abdul Aziz (tel; 03-92822235 ext 1367/ fax; 03-92810729 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

• En. Rasfan Akram Hj. Akmal (tel; 03-92822235 ext 1316/ fax ; 03-92810729 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ),


MTIB Lean Management Programme 2018





















Lean Awareness Programme

Upper management of all participated companies

Basic Lean Training

To be determined

1  day







Lean Intensive Workshop and Value Stream Mapping






All employees

Exposure of Lean Management and identification of processes to be improved


Participant’s companies

2 days









Visit # 1

Current Status Follow up

1 day







Visit # 2

1 day







Visit # 3

1 day









Presentation to MTIB

Presentation of Lean result to MTIB

1 day







Presentation at Lean Creanova Programme (to be determined)

Presentation of Lean result

To be determined

1 day







*Contents of this programme are under the purview of MTIB and shall be subjected to change from time to time without prior notice

Download Lean Management Programme 2018 Application Form

Download Lean MTIB 2018 Brochure 



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