HKSQ Company-based Student Project Competition is our annual event for five universities students studied in the industrial related departments (including HKU, CUHK, HKUST, PolyU and CityU) since 2005. The previous student project competition was based on university student final year project since 1993/94. In 2017/18, we appreciated Defond Group (Dongguan Chen Da Application Co., Ltd.) as our company sponsor. In our general practice, we had meeting and pre-visit to the plant before the competition announcement for smoothing the arrangement. Dr. KS Chin (Former Chairman, HKSQ), Mr. Ben Tsang (Exco member, HKSQ) and I (Chairman, HKSQ) visited Defond’s Dongguan plant on 8th Nov 2017. In the beginning, Mr. Edmond Cheung (VP – Operation, Defond Group) introduced the background of Defond products and manufacturing. Then his top management team explained five topics related to this competition.
Then Edmond introduced the lean manufacturing employed in his plant.
We took a group photo in the lean area. The right hand side box contained some gifts to appreciate their staff if they raised some improvement ideas. Different marks had different gifts.
After that we would visit their Industry 4.0 show line and plant area. It named Defond I4.0 System (DPS4.0).
DPS cultural transformation framework was posted in lift and other open area.
We took another group photo in the I4.0 application area.
(Left: Mr. Michael Chan (Engineering Manager), Mr. Ben Tsang, Dr. KS Chin, I and Mr. Edmond Cheung)
Lastly, we visited the Defond Lean Academy and Edmond introduced their training lean concept and practice to the new staff and supervisors.
Many tools and facilities employed Lean cell materials to design and build it.
At the end, we visited their Laboratory of Dongguan Chenda Application Co., Ltd. which had been accredited by CNAS, as well as, approved by UL.
I observed they employed China Confucianism concept named “弟子規” to influence their staff. Edmond told me it worked. There were many posters about “弟子規” around the factory.
Hopefully, we are everything success for coming HKSQ Student Project Competition.
Edmond is HKSQ good friend and he supported our first Company-based Student Project Competition since 2005. (http://www.hksq.org/company_based_competition_2005.htm )
HKSQ – www.hksq.org
HKSQ Student Project Competition – http://www.hksq.org/special_event.htm
Defond Holdings (H.K.) Co. Ltd. - http://www.defond.com