The Latest on Six Sigma at First Sumiden Circuits Inc.

Posted by: meikah | 11 December 2007 | 10:29 am

Early last year, I wrote about my plan to feature First Sumident Circuits Inc. or FSCI, but my tight schedule had not allowed it. But interviewing Dan Lachica, the president and COO of FSCI and a Six Sigma Black Belt, will be on top of my list for next year.

six sigma at FSCIAt any rate, more than a year after, FSCI is still making waves because of Six Sigma. The company is the country’s pioneer in manufacturing flexible printed circuits (FPCs). FPCs are thin and lightweight wiring components with electronic circuits printed on flexible substrate. These are found in consumer electronic productsm and this has been a Japanese dominated field. But FSCI is competing well because of the sound business practices, technology transfer and the sales and marketing network.

On top of these and with Dan Lachica at the helm, FSCI has embedded the Six Sigma psyche into its culture. As a result, it has received recognition (Platinum Award from the Safety Organization of the Philippines; 2nd Place in the 2006 European Six Sigma Summit Excellence Awards; and a similar award in the 2007 Asian Six Sigma Excellence Awards, and is enjoying significant savings pegged at $3.2M. Read more…

It’s always heartwarming to know that a Filipino-based company is doing well because of Six Sigma.

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