One of Bangladesh’s largest and most reputed vertically integrated knitted apparels manufacturers and exporters, DBL Group has received the “Platinum” category award in all three case studies it submitted in the 45th International Convention Quality Control Circles (ICQCC-2020) organized by “Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM).”
With a strong backward linkage setup, DBL Group has created a prominent identity for itself in the garments and textiles sector of Bangladesh.
DBL Group is a family-owned business which started in 1991. Over the years, the organization evolved into a diversified conglomerate in Bangladesh. The businesses include apparels, textiles, textile printing, washing, garments accessories, packaging, ceramic tiles, pharmaceuticals, dredging, semiconductor design (VLSI), ICT, and telecommunications. With a dedicated workforce of 38,000 employees, the annual turnover for the year 2018-19 was USD 600 Million.
DBL is well-reputed locally and globally for its diverse set of sustainability activities, working with international development organizations such as CARE, DEG, IFC, GIZ, ILO, and UNICEF.
DBL’s activities are in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and have been recognized internationally by the UN Global Compact and the Business Call to Action (BCtA) of the UN Development Program (UNDP).
The international event was graced by more than 267 teams with 2,000 delegates from 14 different countries including China, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka took part the competition. A total of 269 case studies were presented on various topics including Kaizen, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Creativity Management, Cross Function Development, etc.
The ICQCC is increasingly gaining importance as a global event. The prime objectives of this convention are to abreast the participants about the latest developments in the field of quality and further develop QC Circle activities by mutually benchmarking global movement and initiatives, among various countries. This unique opportunity will add value for each and every one related to QC Circles to promote future activities.
Prof. Dr. Noriaki Kano – one of the world’s top-quality experts – was the keynote speaker, where he presented the main theme of the conference “Kano Model as a Method for Unlocking Imagination through quality.”
A.M.M. Kahirul Bashar, President, Bangladesh Society of Total Quality Management (BSTQM), said, “The ICQCC is slowly gaining importance as a global event with the main objective of this convention through QC circle activities”
A quality circle is a strategy based on the voluntary participation of employees in a given area. QC’s initiatives improve both the system’s production efficiency and problem-solving skills, involving team members. Currently, QC Circle activities are underway in 72 countries. BSTQM, after 23 years of membership, has been silently playing an important role in promoting a quality culture in all walks of life to bring back peace and happiness in society.
Participants from many reputable manufacturing companies, including Fakhruddin Textile Mills Limited-URMI Group and Kiralskar Toyota Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd, have presented their innovative ideas for the quality development of the textile industries. Urmi Group presented a case study on “Reduce reprocess of Elastane-Polyester fabric (A Kaizen Initiative from the Textile Unit of URMI Group).”
The program was held at a Hotel in Dhaka from 1st to 3rd December. Whereas, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi inaugurated the event.