The Mid-South Quality & Productivity Center (MSQPC) Welcomes The Federal Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI) To Memphis For Best Practices Tour

Release date: 4/26/2013

The Mid-South Quality Productivity Center (MSQPC) will play host to one of their international partners, the Federal Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI), who is visiting Memphis next week to help the Center celebrate their 25th Anniversary and to include Memphis as part of their “Global Best Practices” tour in the United States.

“This visit from FTPI is significant because it will enable them to view and benchmark against world-class standards that are being practiced by the eight Memphis organizations they are visiting,” said Dr. Donn Fisher, Executive Director and CEO of MSQPC. 
“Their visit to Memphis also demonstrates the impact that Memphis businesses have on the global economy.”

The FTPI group includes 10 C-level Thai executives who will interact with 50 Memphis business executives on their tour at several Memphis companies. Their mission is to “help with the development of productivity enhancement in all fields and serve as a center for up-to-date information and expertise on productivity to help Thailand become competitive in the global market.”

They will tour eight Memphis organizations that demonstrate best practices in their industry: FedEx, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Buckman, Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), Smith & Nephew, Nike, Southwest Tennessee Community College and the City of Germantown, which is a recent MSQPC Quality Cup Award winner.

“FTPI is especially interested in seeing our Nike distribution center because Nike’s athletic shoes are made in Thailand and then shipped to Memphis,” said Dr. Fisher.

After they finish their tour in Memphis, FTPI will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

MSQPC is a partnership between the Greater Memphis Chamber and Southwest Tennessee Community College with a mission to champion market excellence.  MSQPC is also a Tennessee Board of Regents Center of Emphasis.

The Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.