Prof. Paulo A. Miguel Cauchick spoke at the QFD Seminar that held at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 10/12 during his visit to Hong Kong. The response to the seminar was overwhelming. Reservations were overbooked and all seats were occupied. Many quality engineers and QA managers of well-known international enterprises attended the seminar. At the seminar, Prof. Cauchick talked about his field research and applications of QFD in Brazil's industry. His expert knowledge and practical experience with QFD has attracted many attendees to stay behind to further discuss with him and to seek advice from him after the seminar.
After Prof. Cauchick's talk, Catherine shared her viewpoint and opinions on how QFD to be used by companies of the current manufacturing industry in Hong Kong. She first pointed out the difference between the industrial and business nature of Japan in 1960s, the time QFD was first developed, and that of Hong Kong in 2010s. She then emphasized that the way of using QFD has to be wisely adjusted to suit our present situation of Hong Kong in order to enjoy the benefits of QFD. Selecting the appropriate parts of QFD and applying QFD to the appropriate business operation processs are the key to successful application. Her talk has made the practicability of QFD much clear.
As a token of appreciation, Catherine presented Prof. Cauchick a photography book of Hong Kong to thank him for his wonderful speech. Prof. Cauchick told Catherine that the beautiful city, the people's calibre, the enthusiasm with QFD, ..., all these have greatly impressed him in this first visit to Hong Kong.