Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently concluded its 23rd Quality Control (QC) Circle Championship, a competition aimed at developing human resources and workplace capabilities. Guided by the principle of Kaizen or continuous improvement, each team showcased its ingenuity in improving its processes and in solving problems encountered in the shop floor. Eight QC groups from the manufacturing division presented their respective projects showcasing their technical skills in contributing to process efficiency, cost-competitiveness, safety and productivity. These teams vied for a Gold Award and a chance to become TMP’s representative in the Philippine regional and international QC competitions. Out of the eight teams, four bagged Gold Awards. The contenders from Quality Inspection Section topped the competition and will represent TMP in the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Global Quality Control Circle Convention (GQCCC) in Japan, while The Rising Star from Painting Section will represent TMP in the Toyota Asia Pacific Quality Control Forum (TAPQCF) convention in Indonesia. To represent TMP in the Quality Control Regional Contest (QCRC), the company will send D’ Big Brothers from Painting Section and D’ Bumpers from Welding Section. Shown in photo are the members of The Contenders together with TMP Vice President for Human Resources Jhohana Mamonong (left), Executive Vice President for Manufacturing and Production Control abd Logistics Tomohiro Iwamoto (second from left), and First Vice President for Plant Administration Alden Sapit (right). The QC Circle competition is a regular activity in all Toyota Affiliates worldwide to constantly promote a mindset of excellence and continuous improvement in all Toyota employees.