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A Visit to Yakult Factory

Date: 16/01/2013 (Wednesday) Time: 9.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m Venue: No. 276, Jalan Haruan 1, Oakland Industrial Park, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus Participants: Class of BBM 202 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Yakult was born over 75 years ago and since then has been loved by 28 million of consumers overseas. However, in Malaysia, Yakult is still a young and growing company. Yakult Ace was launched here just a few years ago in 2004. Yakult (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yakult Honsha, Japan. Yakult has committed millions of ringgit to establish and operate their one and only local factory in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and their Head Office in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.
The factory visit was held successfully on 16 January 2013. On that morning we gather in front of the hostel and took bus to our destination. We depart at 9.00 a.m and arrived at the destination around 9.45 a.m with forty five minutes of journey. Right after we arrived, the representative of Yakult gave us a warm welcome speech and brief introduction about Yakult. We entered into a room and the representative conducted a presentation. The presentation includes on the background of the Yakult company and product, followed by an educational video shows on the importance of good bacteria for a healthy digestive system. We will then have the opportunity to sample their freshly made products.
After the presentation, we are able to view the entire production process of Yakult. The Yakult factory was built specially with visitors in mind. This is because; we can view the whole production process from a lobby on the first floor, through specially constructed glass walls. The walls are made of glass, which makes every step of the production process clearly visible. We were impressed by the scale of the production .With high technology machining integrated production and quality control progress, production time can be shortened and quality control can be enhanced. We were also bemusing with the small number of workers in the factory because the machines are actually doing all the works which definitely will reduce the labour cost. The machines that we able to see and the step of production are the sterilisation tank -> seed tank->culture tank ->mixing and storage tank->injection blow moulding machine->bottle storage tank ->filling and packaging machine->refrigeration room and delivery.

After photo session and buying some Yakult products, we heading back to our university at 12.00 p.m. It was a successful visit because it shows the open character and the clear structure of the company. As a student of operations management class, we learned few applications about industrial productions. We manage to understand and observe the operations and the management of the factory generally. We found the visit was very impressive and informative. All of us enjoy it very much.

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