Ways to Improve the Production at the Farm
In an effort to improve the quality of its produce, the dripping irrigation system was implemented at the farm in 2004. The innovative approach helped the farm to yield better quality products and substantially reduces the percentage of reject rate. The dripping system irrigation is an underground system which uses pump and valves to transport the water. The water, which came from the 30.48 m boring water, is distributed to crops through a network of pipes that is manually controlled by the workers every morning. The new system managed to optimise the farm's daily water consumption since it only requires minimal amount of water.
Incorporating I4.0 Elements in Manufacturing Process
The K-One Mobile Application project was a result from K-One’s participation in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) PLUGFEST programme which was organised by the Electrical & Electronics Productivity Nexus (EEPN). K-One was among the selected 60 companies in the E&E sector to be included in this programme which aims to support, coach, prepare and enable them to carry out their own IIoT projects within their companies. The IIoT PLUGFEST programme was also joined by some of the big industry players, who have successfully implemented I4.0 elements in their organisations, to help facilitate the knowledge transfer among the participants; providing K-One with a valuable opportunity to gain more insights about IoT and how to integrate the elements in its work process.
Eco-Tourism Catered to the Millennial Crowd
In order to draw millennial travellers and visitors, a beautifully designed place that is “Insta-worthy” is a prerequisite and the team at GLAMZ pays careful attention to that detail, using their previous experience as event planners to ensure the place is purposefully set up to look stunning in photos. Choosing domes and tents in white gives off a minimalist look, accentuated by quirky furnishings, props and colours - all of which imbue the place with a young, urban vibe. One can expect to find colourful hammocks, bean bags, inflatables and wicker chairs as part of their decor, making each corner of GLAMZ a perfect photo backdrop.
A Green Haven For All
Surrounded by abundant beauty of nature, the award-winning eco-resort was built to work with nature and not against it. According to Chan, not a single tree was cut to accommodate the development. Likewise, its surrounding lake and landscape have been left undisturbed. Swimming and fishing in the lake—except on rare occasions and under strictly controlled conditions—are prohibited by the management of The Haven. This is to allow the ecosystem of the lake to thrive naturally. With plenty of fish swimming in its waters, The Haven’s lake has attracted otters to choose the lake as their habitat.
Power of Collaboration
The senior management of UH belief in the power of collaboration, has also seen it sealing various strategic partnerships with overseas Travel Agency Partners (TAPs), the latter which effectively and collectively work towards achieving a 10,000 pax of MICE related events annually. To date, UH has successfully secured and managing approximately 200 leisure groups with range of 40 to 60 pax each group annually and in total 100 over groups with range of between 200 pax to 800 pax since the company has established. All these groups are through the TAP collaborative initiatives.
Contribution to the Knowledge with Teach-in Method
One of the key approaches taken by PTG Johor is the Teach-In session where all 14 Land Administrators in Johor including PTG Johor are gathered together in a group brainstorming session sharing ideas that continuously contributes to the improvement of their daily operational tasks. Everyone participating in the sessions analyse the ideas using the ‘4W’ and ‘1H’ technique that would result in achieving the most sustainable and efficient solution for better implementation.
The Edge Malaysia - Which Banks Have Better Efficiency ? (26 August 2019)
The recent rate cuts by central banks around the world have turned the spotlight on banking stocks. Theoretically, an interest rate cut is not good for banks as it reduces their net interest margin and thus, profitability. Given that global interest rates are expected to stay low, it is important that the banks operate efficiently. Donkey Stock checks out the best banks.
The Edge Malaysia - Malaysian Consumer Confidence (5 August 2019)
Malaysian consumers are the 10th most confident globally, based on The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey that was produced in collaboration with Nielsen. The index score of 110 points in 2Q2019 is a slight dip compared with the 115 points posted in 1Q2019 and 117 points in the same quarter last year. The consumers' perception of local job propects, personal finances and intentions/readiness to spend. These are some of the findings of the survey.
The Edge Malaysia -Tourist Arrivals to Malaysia & Spending Trend (29 July 2019)
Malaysia's tourist arrivals and receipts saw an improvement in the first three months of 2019 compared with a year ago as we welcomed 6.7 million tourists compared with 6.62 million previously. However, there was a 1.5% decline in arrivals from Singapore - the country's biggest tourist market - to 2.62 million and a 3.8% decline in spending to RM6.17 billion in receipts. Meanwhile, arrivals from Saudi Arabia - our biggest per capital spenders - declined by a fifth. At the same time, arrivals from Vietnam, China, South Korea and India rose with receipts from total tourist spending improving 16.9% to RM21.4 billion. Of this, Chinese arrivals accounted for RM3.71 billion and Indonesian arrivals, RM2.83 billion.
The Edge Malaysia - Sought-After Skills Across Asia: Do You Have What It Takes ? (22 July 2019)
Many employees believe their skill sets will still be in demand five years from now, and spend only two hours per week on upskilling, a recent survey by global recruitment firm Hays across five markets - Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Japan - has found. Employers disagree. Companies, 65% of which are restructuring to keep up with evolving business needs, claim that skill shortages are hampering operations, and point to a need for a change in employee mindsets.