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On 24 February 2016, a number of 21 staff from the Art and Culture Centre (PBS) Universiti Utara Malaysia led by the Director of PBS, En. Huzaidy Haji Hussain paid an official visit to the Institute of Quality Management (IPQ), UUM to gain insight regarding the experience on 5S audit in accordance to Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) criteria.

The event begin with a welcoming speech by the Director of IPQ Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah. Later, IPQ 5S Montage screening and a brief presentation related to 5S activities by the Head of Promotion Committee, Puan Siti Khairunnisa Mohd Nor. Zone leaders and IPQ 5S leading committees also shared their experience to help PBS to deal with MPC audit visits expected in October 2016.

Deputy Director of the Quality Excellence System Division (BSKK), Dr. Noor Hasmini Abdul Ghani who was also present informed that IPQ is coming out with 5S MPC Quality Environment Evaluation Criteria Manual at the university level which will be used by UUM during the University Internal Audit Evaluation on 17-31 May 2016.

At the end of the briefing, delegation from PBS took a tour at IPQ office areas to look at the environment and innovation implemented.

The Director of IPQ hopes the visit would be able to strengthen the relationship between PBS and IPQ. The event ended with a visit to the Administrative and Competitiveness Division and Quality Excellence System Division.