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DTI Targets Local Businesses for Organizational Competitiveness

DTI Targets Local Businesses for Organizational Competitiveness

The Department of Trade and Industry is inviting small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large corporations to join the Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC) and Philippine Quality Award (PQA) to adopt performance excellence in businesses.

The DTI- Competitiveness Bureau (CB) is set to conduct PQA/PQC Roadshow at Limketkai Luxe Hotel on Thursday, August 18, 2016 to orient local businesses and organizations about the two performance excellence programs.

Executive Director Virgilio Fulgencio said that the Philippine Quality Challenge is open to SMEs which are seeking to attain organizational competitiveness in their firms by applying PQC’s 360 degree framework which involves self assessment and recognition.

“As we push our SMEs to become globally competitive, we are putting them at the center of our efforts to improve and attain performance excellence. In this way, they could compete with other firms within and outside the ASEAN region.” Fulgencio explained.

To be able to join the PQC program, organizations should first attend Applicants’ Training and comply with the PQC Eligibility Requirements before they undergo the assessment phase.  The whole assessment cycle usually takes a year, from application to awarding rites.

PQC, is the simplified version of the PQA criteria focuses on companies interested to start their quality initiatives towards organizational excellence. Both the PQA and PQC serves as framework for competitiveness based on the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM).

PQA on the other hand is the highest level of recognition given to organizations based on a global standard. It was established to assist local companies/organizations achieve world-class performance excellence. It is the Philippine version of the US Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) and National Quality Awards abroad.

DTI Targets Local Businesses for Organizational Competitiveness

DTI Targets Local Businesses for Organizational Competitiveness

The Department of Trade and Industry is inviting small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large corporations to join the Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC) and Philippine Quality Award (PQA) to adopt performance excellence in businesses.

The DTI- Competitiveness Bureau (CB) is set to conduct PQA/PQC Roadshow at Limketkai Luxe Hotel on Thursday, August 18, 2016 to orient local businesses and organizations about the two performance excellence programs.

Executive Director Virgilio Fulgencio said that the Philippine Quality Challenge is open to SMEs which are seeking to attain organizational competitiveness in their firms by applying PQC’s 360 degree framework which involves self assessment and recognition.

“As we push our SMEs to become globally competitive, we are putting them at the center of our efforts to improve and attain performance excellence. In this way, they could compete with other firms within and outside the ASEAN region.” Fulgencio explained.

To be able to join the PQC program, organizations should first attend Applicants’ Training and comply with the PQC Eligibility Requirements before they undergo the assessment phase.  The whole assessment cycle usually takes a year, from application to awarding rites.

PQC, is the simplified version of the PQA criteria focuses on companies interested to start their quality initiatives towards organizational excellence. Both the PQA and PQC serves as framework for competitiveness based on the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM).

PQA on the other hand is the highest level of recognition given to organizations based on a global standard. It was established to assist local companies/organizations achieve world-class performance excellence. It is the Philippine version of the US Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) and National Quality Awards abroad.

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