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About NPC

The National Productivity Corporation (NPC) is a statutory organization under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). As a ISO 9001:2000, certified organisation (Registration No. AR1404), They are committed to render excellent service quality specifically to the industries and public in general. Their prime goal is to facilitate the industry to enhance their P&Q initiatives for better competitiveness at the local and international levels.

It is also formerly known as the National Productivity Centre, was established in 1962 as a joint project between the United Nations Special Fund and the Federal Government, with the International Labour Organisation acting as its executing agency.

In 1966, the National Productivity Council (Incorporation) Act No. 19 was passed making the Centre an autonomous body. It was later amended as the National Productivity Council (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act A305 1975, to cater for expansion of the Centre’s role. This act was subsequently amended as the National Productivity Centre (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act A801 1991.

With the Act coming into effect on 1 December 1991, the National Productivity Council became the National Productivity Corporation. In keeping with the expanded role of the Corporation, the Act was further amended to become National Productivity Corporation (Incorporation)(Amendment) Act 1995.

Products and Services

Their prime goal is to facilitate the industry to enhance their P&Q initiatives for better competitiveness at the local and international levels.

In their strive towards greater competitiveness through enhanced P&Q, NPC has in line numerous P&Q Products and Services that could assist your industry.

Some of their P&Q Products and Services are:

  • Training
  • Systems Development
  • Productivity Report
  • Total Factor Productivity (TFP)
  • Resource Information Centre
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Practical Uses Of Feng Shui

feng-shui-house-planFeng Shui is a traditional Chinese principle that is as old as 6000 B.C. which was originally a burial method as most scholars agree, but which have eventually evolved into what it is in the present. Its main concern is to create harmony with the environment so as not to block the flow of energy (chi). However, depending on who you ask about Feng Shui, they say that it is just being used only in Architecture and Design. But many are practicing Feng Shui in house site decisions or even to choosing the name of the business and attracting wealth. The possibilities and connections are many. But here are some practical uses of Feng Shui.

Nowadays, Feng Shui, from originally being a burial method is widely used in Architecture and city planning. Though this is not new, as the ancient Chinese people has already used the Feng Shui design principle as far back as the Chou Dynasty to plan the lay out of their cities. With city planning for example, city frameworks are with piazzas at the center of the town so to let the energy flow or chi without hastening it.

As with Architecture for example, according to the Form School of Feng Shui, a house should be built on places, which are a bit elevated. The back of the house should also be protected from the wind by anything like trees or maybe a building or a natural mound like a hill. Irregular shaped lots are not also preferred as this may stop the energy from flowing and thus rectangular shaped lots are more desirable.

Feng Shui is also used in interior design. More and more people are getting interested in Feng Shui and is now being recognized in the West as many prominent, successful people have admitted to have used the Feng Shui principles in their home, office and businesses. And they even have hired consultants for advice placements of doors, mirrors or even the use of aquariums (to bring water energy) and plants (to bring wood energy) in their houses and offices. Though the first industry to have embraced Feng Shui in the West are hospitals which have recognized first the benefit of using Feng Shui principles in hospitals particularly the hallways which in the past were narrow and straight. This makes the flow of energy to accelerate unnecessarily and thus may cause stress. And then businesses are quick to follow too. Nowadays, a lot of hospitals and business offices do away with the straight lines but instead widens their hallways and places plants and paintings along to create a more soothing environment.

Feng Shui can also be used in our tiny spaces like our office cubicle. This could be like facing the entrance or if not possible, try hanging a mirror to see who’s coming. Another is to put something red on the back of our chair to prevent the energy or chi from hitting our back. Since our cubicle are full of metal elements like our computer and other office things, it would be best to add some plants (wood), a fountain or any small thing that contains water (water) and things which lights up with small bulbs (fire).

There can be more ways to use Feng Shui like having a Feng Shui travel kit we can bring with us when we travel but whatever it is that we want to achieve, it is not a bad idea to use Feng Shui to optimize our luck. For online advise please visit Feng Shui Consultant at Fengshui360.

3 Awesome Benefits Of Using Hand Gloves

cotton-glovesMost of us do not mind working with our bare hands, as it is when we get to be really flexible and less cumbersome as compared to protecting our hands with gloves. But there are activities, which can be best done wearing hand gloves. Activities like gardening, carrying out repair or maintenance work, handling goods or performing industrial/heavy duty task, and the list goes on.

Working in industrial, construction, commercial or even any indoor or outdoor works at home can pose real danger or damage to our hands. This is when we are open to the risks of getting our hands hurt with scratches, burn or freezing from extreme temperatures, wound from pointed materials or any injuries that may be caused by the climate.

Good thing, we don’t really have to worry about these risks, as there are a lot of available gloves resources in the market. What we really have to be concerned about is what kind of gloves best fit our needs. And here comes the magic.

First, gloves are not cumbersome. They are actually amazing piece of fabric which will save us a lot of trouble when we use it right as this may help prevent our hands from getting hurt like having blisters from using tools while gardening. Some people may opt for the leather or canvass gloves while gardening as this prevents their hands from getting wet. This depends on the kind of work we have to do and our preferences. But mostly, cotton or knit polyester will do.

Second, gloves will keep our hands clean. Like working at home cleaning and dusting or having to work with paints or soil. Cotton gloves will do wonders.

Third, gloves can even protect our hands from extreme temperatures like for example working in a very cold climate or having to work into something that involves touching hot surfaces. And with this, knit polyester gloves are our best bet.

However, all of the above uses won’t be at the optimum if the gloves won’t fit us well. We should at least make sure that the gloves we buy for our own use or for our workers or assistants if we own a company fit us well. The good news is that, all of these are in the minds of the people at Goodtrade Enterprise Sdn Bhd. Their gloves are of really good quality that will last over multiple uses. Plus the bonus is for us having an option to request the gloves to be custom-made. With this we can really be sure that what we are getting are exactly the kind of gloves that we need and the fit is based on our own size. And thus, we can be assured of the quality of our work, as the gloves won’t be cumbersome or annoying to use.


Bariatric Surgery Malaysia – Things to Know on Weight Loss

bariatric surgeryPeople often go for weight loss programs or surgeries just to look good. This is one among the fatal misconceptions spreading around. If you are obese, you are waiting for the following consequences.

  • Untimely death: Experts predict a 40% likelihood of death due to cardiac arrest for an obese person.
  • Type II diabetes: You are 5 times more at risk for the disease than an average healthy person.
  • Stroke: You are 2 times closer to a stroke than your healthy friend.
  • Death from cancer: No doctor is going to help to prolong your life if you maintain that excess weight. You are sure to die from cancer; even its past history will have a fatal impact on an obese person.

The list is in fact endless.

The solution
These statistics don’t have to scare you away from moving forward in life. All you need to do is to get rid of those unwanted pounds. And, the easiest way to help you make this happen is going for bariatric surgery.

Benefits of Going for a bariatric surgery
Severe obesity is definitely a serious health trouble. You find yourself in a vicious circle where you keep on gaining weight despite your best efforts. Even medications and diet programs fail miserably to help you. In such an instance, a surgery may be the only option available. Take care to approach a reputed surgeon and you can expect these benefits.

  1. 1.      Permanent weight loss

This is the obvious benefit a bariatric surgery has to offer. Since you entrust the task to your digestive system, you don’t have to take extra effort for the purpose. The automatic and immediate result is a dramatic improvement in the quality of your life.

  1. 2.      It Improves your health

Weight loss surgery is known to minimize the health issues related to obesity. Diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea are just some of them.

  1. 3.      You stay fresh and happy

Almost all patients who undergo bariatric surgery report that they were able to feel happier. Increased self-confidence, the natural outcome of getting fit radiates into all other areas of life. Improved relationship, increased productivity and a positive change in your job prospects are some of the things you can expect.


Know that surgery to lose weight is not meant for anyone. The practical approach is to have an open discussion with your surgeon. The expert will help you understand the risks involved and take an informed decision. Following are the complications you may experience after the operation.

  • Internal bleeding: This happens rarely. Most of the time, your surgeon will take care of the situation.
  • Hollow skin: The process removes only the excess of fat. This leaves you with lots of hollow skin. This becomes clear only after 12 or 13 months after the surgery. And, you are never going to appreciate this new change. Take care to obey all the instructions from your doctor so that you may be able to avoid it.

Finally, bariatric surgery malaysia will assist in your efforts to get rid of those unwanted pounds without breaking the bank.

Tips to Make Your Jobseeker Profile Stand Out

job-applicationThese days, jobseekers are increasingly using job search portals and professional networking websites in order to look for the right vacancies. Employers are also resorting to online solutions which prove to be a low cost method of search for potential candidates. How does this translate into creating new opportunities and challenges for a job seeker? And more important, how does one go about standing out among the other candidates?

  • Create a professional job seeker profile – most people focus on trying to make their profile visually attractive by putting up a professional profile picture and trying to make the positives in their CV stand out. While that obviously helps, the best way to make your profile stand out is to set a professional tone to it. Carefully word your profile to make your summary concise and to the point. This is also reflective of how good your business writing skills are. Employers can also review your profile and judge how much attention you paid to the little details. Attention to detail goes a long way in shaping the opinions potential employers can form about you.
  • Make your qualification or current job title stand out – this also applies to when you are emailing your CV to potential employers. Always keep your titles keeping in mind that it will convey your area of expertise to your employers. For example, if the title of your profile says “Amanda Flower, Chartered Financial Analyst”, it gives off a professional vibe while also conveying your professional certifications to the employer. However, keep in mind that the title must always remain short and concise. Extending it in an attempt to include all your skills will be a vain exercise.
  • Modify your profile according to the ideal job description – when searching for jobs, it is best pause and review the job descriptions employers are advertising. This will provide insight as to what the employers are looking for in terms of qualification, skill set, and expertise. One such place where you may go to see the employer and job profiles is

The idea behind doing so is identifying what skills are the most sought after. For example, if many employers are looking for someone who can effectively communicate with stakeholders, then your CV and profile must be tweaked to include that skill. However, keep in mind that unnecessarily including skills in your profile that do not really fit translates into exaggeration. The solution is to match your existing skill set with what employers are looking for, and to highlight such skills in the profile.

The idea behind working hard on online profiles stems from an advantage that job seekers have in this day and age. The advantage is that job seekers have the facility of presenting themselves to their employers without leaving their homes. Hence to maximize on the chances of landing the right job, one must carefully examine the little details in their profile and tweak it in order to appeal to the employers in as many ways as possible.

Digi Join the “Free Internet” Club with its Brand-New Smart Prepaid

digi-smart-prepaidAlbeit all the frustrating news surrounding the GST charges on prepaid reloads, local telcos are still looking into alternative ways to provide better values for their respective customers. On June 2015, Xpax has unveiled their limited-edition prepaid offering called “Magic SIM”. Priced at a super-affordable price of RM5 per pack, the Xpax’s Magic SIM is slated to offer consumers more free internet than any other telcos in the market. Among the benefits is free basic internet at 64kbps speed as well as unlimited messaging services for WhatsApp, WeChat and LINE throughout the validity period.

Joining the “prepaid-with-free-internet” bandwagon is Digi, which recently revealed its brand-new Smart Prepaid. Priced at RM10 per starter pack, the Smart Prepaid offers free basic internet that allows you to use Facebook Lite, Twitter and web browsing services at 64kbps speed. On top of that, you also get free unlimited calls and SMS by connecting three of your favourite Digi numbers. If that’s not enough, there are free unlimited social messaging as well including KaKao Talk, LINE, WhatsApp and WeChat.

The Smart Prepaid starter pack comes with RM7 preloaded credit value available for 7-day validity period. For prepaid mobile internet add-ons, you only have to top up starting from as low as RM1 per day with 20MB of high-speed quota to the maximum speed of 3GB at RM48 per month.

As for the rest of the rates, voice calls are charged at 30 cents per minute and SMS are charged at 8 cents each. The new Digi Smart Prepaid can be purchased via Digi’s online store. Alternatively, existing Digi prepaid users (with the exception of Digi Prepaid Best v4) is allowed to convert to Smart Prepaid by dialing *128*1*4# on your smartphone. Do note that a one-time fee of RM5 will be charged directly from your main balance.


Residents in Kelantan to Enjoy TM Unifi Service as Early as August 2015

For those who live in Kelantan and has been dreading for high-speed broadband internet service, the good news has finally arrived as TM Unifi will be unveiled as early as August 2015. The only catch is as of now, the service only available in the Kota Bharu district – the town areas of Kubang Kerian and Pengkalan Chepa. This will include the installation of three telephone exchanges in the affected areas.


According to the General Manager of Telekom Malaysia (TM) for Kelantan region, Ab Rashid Che Othman, he is expected to see 5,000 people subscribing to the Unifi service by March next year. However, Ab Rashid has also revealed that TM would not provide Streamyx service in areas already covered by the Unifi service.

“But in places with Streamyx and if there are requests for Unifi service, they can have both,” he added.

Apparently this is not the first time that a similar statement has been made in 2013. Back then, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari announced the Unifi services are expected to roll out by the end of the year in Kelantan.


Improve Your Marketing Using Custom Label Stickers

If you have a business but you only have a very limited marketing budget, you don’t need to hurt your pocket to invest on expensive marketing methods. There are inexpensive ways to get your target customer’s attention all you have to do is to know what will work best to your clients and potential clients. For all you know, those little things can really go a long way as far as marketing your products are concerned.

One great idea that can improve your marketing is by using custom label stickers. PTC Label Sdn Bhd, is a full service high-quality printing company located in Selangor, Malaysia. They provide the best value in high quality full color printing at an affordable price.

You might be thinking what good can these label stickers can offer to your business in terms of improving product marketing. Well, the obvious reasons is that it is inexpensive, catchy, effective and wide reaching depending of course on how good your strategy is. Below are some marketing strategies that you can apply with the use of custom label stickers.

First of all you want these custom label stickers on your products. Common sense, right? While this idea is indeed common, a lot of businesses failed to recognize its advertising and brand recall power. Many products doesn’t even have simple label on it. Which is why even how good the product is the end user will never know who manufactured it because they cannot find any label anywhere on the product. How else can they buy the product again especially of it is not easily recognizable. You absolutely don’t want that to happen, right? Stick your custom label stickers on all of your products and never let a single customer slip away.

Use custom label stickers on your promotional items. You can make use of those promotional items that can be used in a daily basis like pens and notepads. These are just some of the most inexpensive promotional items that people would certainly use in a regular basis. Sticking custom made stickers on these items can greatly increase your marketing reach.

Another great place to stick your custom label stickers is on your different correspondence. It could be a simple letter, postcard, tender and the like. Also, it won’t hurt if you stick your label sticker on every envelope or folder you send out. Envelopes are handed from one person to another, thus it is a good way to market your product and business as a whole.


Factors To Consider Before Launching An Event Marketing

Most business owners are very interested in anything that can promote their business effectively more than flyers and other forms of print advertising. They are willing to spend and invest money on promoting their business as long as it gives them high yields in return.

If you are one of the business owners who are seriously thinking of increasing your business sales, popularity and brand recall, you might as well invest on event marketing. What is event marketing? It simply means, promoting your business through an event that is related to your business where you can promote your products and at the same time sell them directly to your target customers or perform services.

There are many different and unique types of event marketing that you can apply base on your objectives and needs. It can be as simple as entertainment event, sporting event, charity and many others. The key to getting the utmost result from event marketing is to decide on which event suits your company best.

How to know the right event for your business needs? There are few important things to consider when it comes to planning and producing event marketing for your business.

  • You have to have an idea about the type of events that appeals to your end market. This is a very important factor to consider because if you fail to determine what appeals to them then you will miss the chance to get noticed by your target market and eventually increase your sales. For example, you are not likely to stage sporting event to promote hair care and make ups. Does that make sense?
  • Make sure to plan and produce an event that has value to the attending guests. You don’t want them to get tired hearing all product and service information. What you do want is to give them something worth their while like giving them free samples, discounts, privilege cards and most especially allow them to have fun in your event. Remember, this is your chance to promote your business, so make sure you are promoting effectively.
  • Make your customers feel special by personally mingling with them. Promote your product actively but not aggressively. You are there to promote and at the same time know your customers better not to hard sell something they probably not ready to buy.
  • If you are unsure about DIY event marketing, you can always count on events specialist. Creative Paramedics is the most trusted event marketing agencies in Malaysia. They are trained professionals that have better know-hows in terms of producing highly successful events where your company can benefit from.



Why Is Car Parking Sensor Important?

parking-sensorA car parking sensor is a proximity sensor designed for vehicles to alert the driver whenever there is an obstacle while parking. The popularity of car parking sensor is rapidly increasing simply because a lot of people finds it really useful. Without car parking sensor there is a high possibility of damaging your car while you park because you can’t see clearly what’s going on behind your vehicle.

If you are worried about damaging your car every time you park your vehicle, you might as well consider installing car parking sensor. Nowadays, it is but usual for us to park in a congested parking lot. In that case, it is pretty much an effort to park your car without damaging it and other cars as well. Here are some practical reasons why installing car parking sensor is important.

  • It let’s you determine the space between your vehicle and the surrounding objects. Hence, you have full control on when and where to stop the car as you park. To put it simply, safety is the key benefit of car parking sensor.
  • In cases where your only choice is to park in small parking spaces, a car parking sensor can be your savior. It has a facility that allows you to park your car in diverse angles without denting it.
  • It safeguards your car and other travellers as well as car sensors are now available in several types according to the type of your vehicle. In fact, the percentage of car accidents following the usage of car sensors was reduced to 75%. Maxaudio is the leading company that offers the best car sensor brands in Malaysia that accepts worldwide delivery.

The above-mentioned benefits are just few of the many benefits of car parking sensors. Thus, if you love your car and you are concerned about your safety you might you better invest on car parking sensor. After all, it is you who will benefit from it. No amount of money can actually equal to your own safety.

Furniture Ideas To Help You Decorate Kid’s Bedroom

kids-bedroomAdults love to decorate their own rooms. They know exactly what they want, why they want it and where to buy it. They even have a list of furniture and exact perfect color for everything. But what happens when these same adults are asked to decorate kids’ room? Will they have enough ideas on how to decorate it appropriately to kids liking? Maybe some will feel as confident as they are in decorating their own rooms but I am sure that there are others that will find the task rather challenging.

If you belong to the last group I mentioned, then this article is for you. There are just few things that you need to consider in decorating kid’s bedroom and these are the theme, furniture and accessories. When you have decided about the theme, it would then be easier for you to look for the right furniture and bedroom accessories. Below are some suggestions that can be useful for you in decorating your child’s bedroom.

Bedroom Theme

As I mentioned earlier, you have to think and decide first for the bedroom theme. Once you have this figure out, you can easily think of great furniture, beddings, accessories and it would then be easier for you to mix and combine colors. The bedroom theme will determine if you will pick dark or light colored stuffs to fill the room.

There are some classic design and theme that you may want to employ on your child’s bedroom. These are fairytales, nautical and Disney characters. Some kids, though still young, have developed certain preferences. You may try to ask your children as you might be able to get ideas from them too.

Bedroom Furniture and Accessories

It is the bedroom accessories that are responsible in creating a certain look and aura inside the room. When choosing for bedroom furniture and accessories, you have to consider the theme. You may look for the most fitting comforters, quilts, canopies, drapes, book cases as well as hanging storage that can well compliment to the bedroom’s motif.

Beautiful kid’s bedroom has good effects on children as kids are naturally imaginative. Carefully chosen furniture and accessories can create a fantastic outcome that children will enjoy all throughout their early years and a good memory to rekindle in their later life. Tomato kidz has wide range of kid’s bedroom furniture and accessories that can be matched to almost every theme you may have for kid’s bedroom.

One thing to remember when shopping for kid’s bedroom furniture and accessories is Quality. Your child is precious and therefore, you have to protect your child from any harm cause by low quality furniture. Theme and designs are great, but as long as your child gets the best high quality furniture, designs and color will never be a problem at all.