Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd presents

May 22 - 23, 2018 (9am - 5pm) at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Effective Purchasing, Inventory & Store Management

(by Mr. Mohd Pathir Gopalakrishnan )


On completing this course the participant will:
-   Understanding the roles of a Purchaser, How to initiate a Purchase
    and Factors to consider.
-   Vendor selection criteria
-   To develop Ordering Parameters/Inventory control techniques
-   JIT and Kanban Implementation
-   To understand 80/20 principles in life, manufacturing and store
-   To conduct ABC Analysis
-   To calculate Average Inventory Estimation
-   To calculate Statistical Safety Stock
-   To compute Economic Ordering Quantity (EOQ)
-   To calculate Total Planned Average Inventory
-   To improve Inventory Turns
-   To conduct Cycle Counting and Improve Inventory Accuracy
-   To analyze Demand Variation & Lead Time Impact on Inventories
-   To initiate Supplier Stocking Programs
-   To drive for Consignment Systems Programs
-   To generate Materials Aging Report and Dispositions
-   To drive for Short Span and Lead Time
-   Type of Forecasting - 3 pt Moving Average and 3 pt Weighted Moving Average

 Soft Tools will be given away free.
      Participants are encouraged to bring their own notebook to copy
      the tools for application.

program content

1.   Evaluate any purchases using the appropriate mathematical formulas.

2.   Realize the importance of price-cost information sources and references.

3.   Identify the “best buy” for a given purchase through price and cost

4.   Negotiate total cost of ownership more effectively with supplier and

5.   Use forecasting and spend analysis techniques to better understand future
      market conditions.

6.   Improve inventory management using Economic Order and Purchase Quantity

7.   Show a measurable contribution to the bottom line due to more effective
       purchasing decision and a deeper understanding of the economics of
       the marketplace.

8.   Improve the return on investment from every purchasing dollar and your
      total spent.

9.   Gain a working knowledge of the methods, techniques, and formulas for
      analyzing purchasing decisions.

10.  A practical, goal-oriented technique for obtaining control of warehouse
      operations — the ABC analysis. Assignment of tasks — how to decide what
      to assign to whom and when. Specific ways to evaluate your own productivity.

11.  Methodologies for layout planning, reduce travel time and distance 
       with the proper use of space to smooth the flow, layout philosophies 
       and capacity factor guidelines. Determine space-building requirements.
       Pinpoint approaches for layout and space resources.

12.  Various techniques for storage location, use of locator system controls,
       ABC analysis, how to improve inventory control, establish material location 
       and inventory control guidelines  Evaluate physical inventory and cycle
       counting programs.

13.  VMI and VCI, Kanban and JIT programs implementations for inventory


Lectures, Workshop Activities, Discussion and Calculations.

who must attend

-  Factory Manager/Production Manager/Executive/Supervisor
-  Materials Manager/Executive/Officer
-  Warehouse/Store Manager/Executive/Supervisor
-  Production and Materials Planner/Manager
-  Purchasing Manager/Executive/Buyer

investment fee / early bird by 08/05/2018

Standard: RM 1,595.00 nett / RM1,495.00 nett per participant

Group discount: RM1,495.00 nett / RM1,395.00 Nett per participant for a minimum of 2 participants from the same company

(Fee inclusive of  Buffet Lunch, Refreshment, Training Bag, Handouts, 
& Certificate of Completion)

Berbuka Puasa coupon will be given to all Muslim participants
during fasting month (Ramadhan)

registration & payment


Please register online through www.qdc.com.my or call 03-78054587 / 03-78044196. Our phone line operation hours are from 8:30am to 6:00pm from Monday to Friday.

All registration MUST be accompanied with PAYMENT.

Completed registration form with CHEQUES should be made in favor of "Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd" and sent to:

(FEE PAID IS NOT REFUNDABLE but replacement may be made at no additional cost. Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the above course and shall inform participants of the changes)


Mr. Pathir is a Certified Lean 6-Sigma Black Belt Trainer                        

•  B.Sc (Hons) in Science & Technology (Mathematics)
   – University Malaya, Malaysia.

•  Certified Lean 6-Sigma Black Belt ,Certified Six Sigma Green Belt /
    Project Manager - General Electric (USA) Malaysian Appliance Control.

Mr. Pathir was trained in USA and Singapore in Six-Sigma Methodology and Tools (Black Belt) and upon his return to Malaysia, he was sent to China to train the Engineers in Nidec Corporation situated in Dalian.,  manufacturer of Spindle Motors, Mini Fan Motors and other types of motors  on Six Sigma Methodology and Tools.

After graduation Mr. Pathir then joined Thong Fook Plastics (M) Sdn. Bhd.  as a QA Executive heading the QA Dept manufacturing all kind of plastic bags through extrusion process, and later promoted to Technical Executive in-charge of Plastics Injection Moulding Division. He earned Certificate in Plastics Materials and Injection Moulding Process issued by CIAST, Ministry Of Labour. He was trained 6 months in Plastics Injection Moulding at Minolta Precision (M) Sdn Bhd.

His next assignment was Production Manager for Nidec-Copal, a Japanese MNC which is an Optomechatronics company producing Stepper Motors, Trimmer Potentiometer, Clik Motor, PCB Assembly, Fan Motors, Injection Moulding and Metal Stamping. He has led this company to achieve ISO9000 as a Management Representative. He has been trained as a Lead Assessor by QMS and Internal Quality Audit by SIRIM. Pathir was a Production Manager for eight years before joining an American MNC (General Electric USA Malaysian Appliance Components) as Materials & Customer Service Manager.

Pathir’s five years as a Materials & Customer Service Manager have improved productivity of more than US$1,800,000.00 through Six-Sigma activities. He has been certified Green Belt in 2001 but has been a trained Black Belt since 1999. He also received the Phillippe Award 2000 for Distinguished Community Leadership and also completed the Advance Manager’s Course in 2001 conducted by GE.

He is knowledgeable in other areas such as EHS, Ergonomics, ISO 9001:2000. He owns the Chemical Management Framework while in GE. He has been the Chairman of Health and Safety committee for 2 years.

His next portfolio was as a Technical Advisor for the Plastics Division and a Training Consultant for Six Sigma Methodology and Tools for NCPC, an Japanese MNC in the Philippines. He completed many improvements in the Plastics Division through DOE applications for parameters characterization and Optimization. He also trained all Engineers and Managers in NCPC from various departments like Plating, Motors, LED/SMD, Plastics, Metal Stamping, HR and Materials on Six -Sigma Tools (DMAIC).

He also trained NCPC’s customers on DOE application using Minitab 14 Statistical Software and have also taught other customers (Vishay Semiconductor) in Manila (Philippines), Melaka (Malaysia) and in Shanghai (China).

His last assignment was with Exas Philippines Inc. in Cebu and Aikawa Philippines Inc. in Batangas, Philippines as Technical Advisor to the Plastics Dept and a 6-Sigma Training Consultant. His contract expired March 2007 and since then has returned back to Malaysia.

Training and Coaching for Engineers and Managers in Indonesia -  Perawang, Pekan Baru, Jambi, Surabaya and Jakarta in 6-Sigma Green Belt level since May 2008 to end August 2008. These are Pulp and Paper mills in Indonesia.

Pathir also conducted 6-Sigma and other related programs for Proton, Perodua, Petronas, Samsung, NSK Bearing, Konica-Minolta, Nitto Denko, Tesco etc in Malaysia.

He has the capability of identifying improvement opportunities in any manufacturing operations and also possesses problem-solving capabilities. He has conducted many training for both In-House and Public Courses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. Other than 6-Sigma Modules, he also teaches Effective Materials Management, Production Planning & Inventory Control, Statistical Forecasting, How to be an Effective QA, The New 7 Seven QC Tools, Cost Reduction Techniques for Manufacturing, 3Q6S, 6-sigma tools for improvements, Pengurusan Stor & Inventori Secara Berkesan, FMEA, MSA, Sampling Techniques, Regression models, DOE,RSM, QCC & 7 QC Tools, SPC, Enviromental Spills (Hazardous Toxic Substances), Simple, Multiple & Logistic Regression, COPQ, 6-Sigma Black Belt, 6-Sigma Green belt, etc.

He also provides excel-based tools for all applications in their respective subjects/topics. This tools works as good as other licensed softwares.

He is fluent in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.