CORPORATE PROFILE – EFR Management Consultant – EFR Certification



With a warm welcomes, it is our pleasure to share the knowledge with you.
EFR was founded in 2006 as accredited Training Institute and Certifying body from ASCB UK. EFR provided various high impact, quality, productivity, occupational health and safety and environmental auditing, research and training for various organizations. On the other hand, EFR also provide soft skill programs on effective leadership, dynamic teambuilding, customer service excellence and innovation tools which will help cater for your organizations human resources development.
EFR Group consist of EFR Management and EFR Certification, offers expert resources for HSE, quality & productivity improvement through training, auditing, research for publication and audio video production.
EFR provide the best value and most efficient way to certify to various management system certifications i.e. ISO9001 QMS, ISO14001 EMS, IATF16949 (Automotive Quality Management System) and ISO45001 OSHMS. EFR also appointed as associate for many other organizations such as Malaysia Productivity Organization (MPC), Asia Productivity Organization (APO) Tokyo, and Industrial Engineering and Operation Society Detroit, USA.
In Malaysia EFR shared best practice and EFR understand the local culture very well and all the EFR services are adaptable to local customer needs, cultures and customs. EFR look forward to share the world class best practice with you.

Dr. Edly Ferdin Ramly
Principal/ Director of EFR Group

EFR Vision
Main worldwide resources for quality and productivity excellence

Quality Management System – ISO9001, IATFTS16949
HSE Management System – ISO14001, ISO45001
Lean Six Sigma – Eliminate Administration and Operation WASTE

Enterprise Risk Management
Balance Score card

EFR Certification
As a global player in the certification business, we offer a wide range of certification services to assist
organizations to penetrate the local, regional and international markets.

We have developed long term relationships with accreditation body ASCB Europe to provide confidence, reliable, and value added services with integrity with our client worldwide including Europe, America, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran. Qatar, Pakistan and many more.

Our experience auditor from various field and areas of expertise include quality, environmental and safety management systems, productivity improvement, and supplier audits.

It is EFRC role as a certification body to provide world class best practices and with all its valued
customers to excel by continually improving their business through certification of best practices

EFR Management Consultant – Research and Training
EFR Management managed Johor Cost and Quality Engineer Society with famous publication of CQ Review to support field of Research and training in QHSE


Management System – TRAINING
EFR has highly experienced trainers consultants and specialists that provide VALUE, BEST PRACTICES for successful implementation of the management system either Quality, Environment or Health and Safety solution. Our Implementation approach ensures working with our clients to deliver all best practices their businesses and management system needs according to ISO or OHSAS requirements, minimising implementation time and risk. Our long term client include Astro, Johor Specialist Hospital, GDC KLCC (Petronas), Rikevita, Serimax, PTPTN and many more.
Management system certification – AUDIT
EFR is accredited certification body for ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO45001. Own renowned certified clients include Weststar Aviation, Sherwin Williams, Holchim, Perkasa Trading (Sabah Sedco) and many more.

Research and Publication
EFR conducted various research and training in Quality, Productivity and HSE issues i.e. auditing, risk management assessment, ergonomics, work stress and published various guidelines on Quality and HSE subjects.



Our “Lean Factory Program” focused on operation optimization that embedded lean six sigma concept in factory design, installation, commissioning and maintenance. Our approaches include 6 main criterion:

Criterial 1 – Budget and Technology Optimization

  • Capital Expenditure
  • Operational Expenditure

Criterial 2 – Time optimization

  • Lead Time
  • Takt time
  • Cycle time
  • Processing time

Criterial 3 – Movement optimization

  • Product
  • Material
  • People

Criterial 4 – Space optimization

  • Storage space
  • Operational space

Criterial 5 – Bottleneck and stock minimization and management

  • Batch management
  • Raw material, WIP, and finish good management

Criterial 6 – People and environmental friendly

  • Safe, healthy and conducive work environment
  • Legal and world class best practice consideration

We have successfully consult and assist manufacturing industry since 2001 through:

  • LFP Relocation
  • LFP Relayout
  • LFP Redesign


The LFP relocation program,  “TOTAL REVAMP” the current operation and bring back the process  to drawing board. This due to current operation was not properly design with no connectivity with product, material and people flow, inventory are everywhere and space was not maintain. This approached commonly name as greenfield approaches. The total revamp ROI and saving can be as short as one-year operation. We have assist in factory relocation from China to Malaysia, and factory consolidatio from 3 separate locations into single location. In several case the factory relocation program provide additional capacity increase and modernised the operation.

ONLY IN 2019, we have SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR ONLY ONE COMPANY for LFP Relocation program in Johor, Malaysia.


CORNER UNIT 50,000 sqft


In Between Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Forest City

Near to Singapore Industrial Area i.e. Jurong and Tuas

Near to Changi and Senai Airport and connected to all major highway


Side – Right View of the Factory

The package included:

  • Development of Value Stream Mapping for whole product family
  • Proposed Factory Layout
  • Report on Current and Potential tangible and Intangible benfit

Advice from our Lean Mentor:

Dr. Edly Ferdin Ramly

Academic Qualification:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Mechanical Engineering , Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia, 2018. Thesis title: “A diagnosis framework to select operational improvement opportunities”;

Master of Science (MSc.)  Engineering with Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2001;

Bachelor Engineering (BEng. Honour) Manufacturing System with Management, University of Bradford, UK, 1998;

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, NCUK Univesity Teknologi Mara, Malaysia, 1996.


“FELLOW Academy of IEOM”, Highest membership level awarded by Industrial Engineering and Operation Society (IEOM) Southfield, Michigan, USA.

“IEOM Distinguished Industry Award”, awarded by Industrial Engineering and Operation Society (IEOM) – International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operation Management, at Bandung Indonesia on March, 2018;

“Productivity Champion” awarded by Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) on February 2017;

“IEOM Industry Solution Award”, awarded by Industrial Engineering and Operation Society (IEOM), United State of Americaon September 2016 at Lawrence Technology University, Detroit, USA;

“Asia Productivity Organization – Lean Promoter” Presented by Minister – Ministry of Productivity Promotion Sri Lanka, Honourable Minister Basheer Segu Dawood on June, 2014;

“Productivity Specialist” by Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry 2014

 “National Industry Specialist” (Pakar Industri Negara) by Department of Skill Malaysia 2010;

Front View of the Factory


A lean factory production layout, creates a seamless flow of people, material and information. Well-designed lean factories prevent the build-up of inventory and excess equipment. Lean layouts facilitate visual management. They provide a safe, clean environment to expedite work, regardless of the finished goods being produced. Lean environments can have a positive effect on workforce morale. And it’s all about effective use of time. It is easier to clean and straighten the worksite when there’s little in the way of excess equipment, tooling, and inventory. A well-designed layout will contribute to the ease of maintaining a safe and effective workplace. And, if it’s easier to maintain, it will be maintained!

Lean factory relayout into a value-stream layout within the same facility is called a brownfield approach. Others choose to move into a completely new facility, a greenfield approach. While the greenfield approach is preferable to most everyone, it’s not always practical or affordable. Greenfields have their own series of pitfalls. While it is almost easier to have new machinery installed in a new plant, that’s rarely the case. Can you accelerate the production process to create a window of down time to move equipment? Can you outsource some of the production to another facility or supplier?

Our expert will conduct assessment, regardless of the your organization location and goals. We managed at least 5 projects per year especially for Malaysia Productivity Corporation and SME Corp valuable clients.


Process redesign tackle the bottleneck process in order to increase the production output through several strategy including Autonomation. The bottleneck process was identify from our rigorous method of operational process diagnosis.

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Public Training on ISO9001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016 Organization Lead Auditor

HRDF Claimable


This course fully covers the ISO 9001:2015 requirements and the requirements of IATF 16949:2016. Topics include audit systems, product audit, manufacturing process audit, core tools, the auditing process and audit instruments; the documentation process, conducting an audit, writing the audit report, and taking corrective action. Auditing case studies to develop skills for identifying nonconformities will be used. Techniques for leading audit teams will also be discussed.


To provide initial competency for organization internal and 2nd party lead auditor through:-

  • Understand the application of Quality Management Principles in the context of IATF 16949:2016.
  • Relate the quality management system and Automotive Core Tools (ACT) to the organizational products, including services, and operational processes.
  • IATF Rules 5th Edition
  • Understand the application of the principles, procedures and techniques of Automotive PROCESS APPROACHES (APA) auditing.
  • Understand the application of the customer specific requirements (CSR), applicable regulations, and other considerations that are relevant to the management system, and the conduct of the audit.
  • Practice personal attributes necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of a management system audit.
  • Establish, plan and task the activities of an audit team.
  • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client.
  • Organize and direct audit team members.
  • Prevent and resolve conflict with the auditee and/or within the audit team.
  • Prepare and complete the audit report.

This training is designed for Management Representatives, IATF 16949:2016 Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who would like to develop judgment and decision making in IATF 16949:2016 and learn the auditing process for first, and second party auditors.