November 24, 2000 in Social Responsibility News

Winning the 'Production Innovation Award'

Samsung Heavy Industries won the 'Production Innovation Award' on November 21 at the 26th National Quality Management Convention that the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy held. The National Quality Management Convention is the government initiated national quality award established for the purpose of finding and rewarding the outstanding corporations and persons who have contributed to the strengthening of business competitiveness. For the last three years, Samsung Heavy Industries has made continuous growth under the turbulent economic ircumstances by promoting the TACT System that is the unique production innovation activity based on IE (Industrial Engineering) method. TACT System, as a unique production innovation system of SHI, is an innovative manufacturing process that converted the push-base production method to the after-processing acquisition method that it reorganizes the processing flow into most efficient ways by eliminating the waste elements of each production processing while maximizing the production efficiency. With such production innovation activities making the products in the best, cheapest and quickest ways, Samsung Heavy Industries achieved remarkable increasement of its productivity by 22% and production volume by 27% in comparison with 1998. Together with such accomplishments, it systematically pursued the total quality innovation activities like 6 Sigma and VE (Value Engineering). This effort was recognized for its performance in overall management that was resulted in winning the 'Production Innovation Award'. Meanwhile, a Samsung Heavy Industries official said that, "we are striving to become a sound and competitive company by completely settling the TACT System and pursuing the core innovative activities of each field, such as VE and Sigma 6, in efficiently achieving the best level of dock turnover rate in the world."


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