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Email: nikzafri@yahoo.com, nikzafri@gmail.com

Kelantanese, Alumni of Sultan Ismail College Kelantan (SICA), Diploma (Management), IT Competency Cert, Certified Written English Professional US. Has participated in many seminars/conferences (local/ international) in the capacity of trainer/lecturer and participant.

Affiliations :- Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group NY, Institute of Quality Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Association, Auditor ISO 9000 IRCAUK, Auditor OHSAS 18000 (SIRIM and STS) /EMS ISO 14000:2004 and Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS, CIDB (Now BCA) Singapore),

* Possesses 26 years of experience/hands-on in the multi-modern management & technical disciplines (systems & methodologies) such as Knowledge Management (Hi-Impact Management/ICT Solutions), Quality (TQM/ISO), Safety Health Environment, Civil & Building (Construction), Manufacturing, Motivation & Team Building, HR, Marketing/Branding, Business Process Reengineering, Economy/Stock Market, Contracts/Project Management, Finance & Banking, etc. He was employed to international bluechips involving in national/international megaprojects such as Balfour Beatty Construction/Knight Piesold & Partners UK, MMI Insurance Group Australia, Hazama Corporation (Hazamagumi) Japan (with Mitsubishi Corporation, JA Jones US, MMCE and Ho-Hup) and Sunway Construction Berhad (The Sunway Group of Companies). Among major projects undertaken : Pergau Hydro Electric Project, KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, LRT Tunnelling, KLIA, Petronas Refineries Melaka, Putrajaya Government Complex, Sistem Lingkaran Lebuhraya Kajang (SILK), Mex Highway, KLIA1, KLIA2 etc. Once serviced SMPD Management Consultants as Associate Consultant cum Lecturer for Diploma in Management, Institute of Supervisory Management UK/SMPD JV. Currently – Associate/Visiting Consultants/Facilitators, Advisors for leading consulting firms (local and international) including project management. To name a few – Noma SWO Consult, Amiosh Resources, Timur West Consultant Sdn. Bhd., TIJ Consultants Group (Malaysia and Singapore) and many others.

* Ex-Resident Weekly Columnist of Utusan Malaysia (1995-1998) and have produced more than 100 articles related to ISO-9000– Management System and Documentation Models, TQM Strategic Management, Occupational Safety and Health (now OHSAS 18000) and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14000. His write-ups/experience has assisted many students/researchers alike in module developments based on competency or academics and completion of many theses. Once commended by the then Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia for his diligence in promoting and training the civil services (government sector) based on “Total Quality Management and Quality Management System ISO-9000 in Malaysian Civil Service – Paradigm Shift Scalar for Assessment System”

Among Nik Zafri’s clients : Adabi Consumer Industries Sdn. Bhd, (MRP II, Accounts/Credit Control) The HQ of Royal Customs and Excise Malaysia (ISO 9000), Veterinary Services Dept. Negeri Sembilan (ISO 9000), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Aspects of Project Management – KLCC construction), Corporate HQ of RHB (Peter Drucker's MBO/KRA), NEC Semiconductor - Klang Selangor (Productivity Management), Prime Minister’s Department Malaysia (ISO 9000), State Secretarial Office Negeri Sembilan (ISO 9000), Hidrological Department KL (ISO 9000), Asahi Kluang Johor(System Audit, Management/Supervisory Development), Tunku Mahmood (2) Primary School Kluang Johor (ISO 9000), Consortium PANZANA (HSSE 3rd Party Audit), Lecturer for Information Technology Training Centre (ITTC) – Authorised Training Center (ATC) – University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) Kluang Branch Johor, Kluang General Hospital Johor (Management/Supervision Development, Office Technology/Administration, ISO 9000 & Construction Management), Kahang Timur Secondary School Johor (ISO 9000), Sultan Abdul Jalil Secondary School Kluang Johor (Islamic Motivation and Team Building), Guocera Tiles Industries Kluang Johor (EMS ISO 14000), MNE Construction (M) Sdn. Bhd. Kota Tinggi Johor (ISO 9000 – Construction), UITM Shah Alam Selangor (Knowledge Management/Knowledge Based Economy /TQM), Telesystem Electronics/Digico Cable(ODM/OEM for Astro – ISO 9000), Sungai Long Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Bina Puri Group) - ISO 9000 Construction), Secura Security Printing Sdn. Bhd,(ISO 9000 – Security Printing) ROTOL AMS Bumi Sdn. Bhd & ROTOL Architectural Services Sdn. Bhd. (ROTOL Group) – ISO 9000 –Architecture, Bond M & E (KL) Sdn. Bhd. (ISO 9000 – Construction/M & E), Skyline Telco (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Knowledge Management),Technochase Sdn. Bhd JB (ISO 9000 – Construction), Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM – ISO 9000 & Internal Audit Refresher), Shinryo/Steamline Consortium (Petronas/OGP Power Co-Generation Plant Melaka – Construction Management and Safety, Health, Environment), Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Negotiation Skills), Association for Retired Intelligence Operatives of Malaysia (Cyber Security – Arpa/NSFUsenet, Cobit, Till, ISO/IEC ISMS 27000 for Law/Enforcement/Military), T.Yamaichi Corp. (M) Sdn. Bhd. (EMS ISO 14000) LSB Manufacturing Solutions Sdn. Bhd., (Lean Scoreboard (including a full development of System-Software-Application - MSC Malaysia & Six Sigma) PJZ Marine Services Sdn. Bhd., (Safety Management Systems and Internal Audit based on International Marine Organization Standards) UNITAR/UNTEC (Degree in Accountacy – Career Path/Roadmap) Cobrain Holdings Sdn. Bhd.(Managing Construction Safety & Health), Speaker for International Finance & Management Strategy (Closed Conference), Pembinaan Jaya Zira Sdn. Bhd. (ISO 9001:2008-Internal Audit for Construction Industry & Overview of version 2015), Straits Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. (Full Integrated Management System – ISO 9000, OHSAS 1800 and EMS ISO 14000 for Civl/Structural/Geotechnical Consulting), Malaysia Management & Science University (MSU – (Managing Business in an Organization), Innoseven Sdn. Bhd. (KVMRT Line 1 MSPR8 – Awareness and Internal Audit (Construction), ISO 9001:2008 and 2015 overview for the Construction Industry), Kemakmuran Sdn. Bhd. (KVMRT Line 1 - Signages/Wayfinding - Project Quality Plan and Construction Method Statement ), Amiosh Resources - (1) Lembaga Tabung Haji - Flood ERP (2) WNA Consultants - DID/JPS -Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plan - Prelim, Conceptual Design, Interim and Final Report etc. (3) Tunnel Fire Safety - Fire Risk Assessment Report - Design Fire Scenario), Safety, Health and Environmental Management Plans leading construction/property companies/corporations in Malaysia. Timur West Consulting (1) Business Methodology and System (2) Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya ISMS/Audit/Risk/ITP Technical Team

* Has appeared for 10 consecutive series in “Good Morning Malaysia RTM TV1’ Corporate Talk Segment discussing on ISO 9000/14000 in various industries. For ICT, his inputs garnered from his expertise have successfully led to development of work-process e-enabling systems in the environments of intranet, portal and interactive web design especially for the construction and manufacturing. Some of the end products have won various competitions of innovativeness, quality, continual-improvements and construction industry award at national level. He has also in advisory capacity – involved in development and moderation of websites, portals and e-profiles for mainly corporate and private sectors, public figures etc. He is also one of the recipients for MOSTE Innovation for RFID use in Electronic Toll Collection in Malaysia.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015


1. FOKUS KEPADA 'BEKERJA' DAN BUKANNYA 'BERNIAGA' – mungkin anda sudah terlalu biasa dengan suasana pejabat tempat anda bekerja dahulu. Jadi kerja yang anda lakukan tidak ubah seperti seorang yang ‘makan gaji’. Sepatutnya fokus anda ialah terhadap pembesaran perniagaan dan bukan semata-mata 'bekerja makan gaji'.

2. ANDA MUNGKIN SEORANG 'TUKANG KAYU YANG HEBAT' TETAPI MALANGNYA ANDA TIDAK TAHU BAGAIMANA HENDAK MENJALANKAN 'PERNIAGAAN PERTUKANGAN KAYU'  – ini disebabkan anda terlalu fokus kepada menjadi seorang tukang kayu tetapi anda lupa bahawa perniagaan pertukangan kayu menuntut anda untuk mengetahui aspek-aspek lain seperti *bajet, pemasaran, perancangan, operasi, penstoran, pemeriksaan, aspek kepuasan pelanggan dll*. Dengan kata lain, anda terlalu menumpukan perhatian kepada satu aspek kecil operasi semata-mata.

3. TERLALU CEPAT UNTUK BERKONGSI – mungkin anda merasakan anda tidak cukup modal, maka anda membuat keputusan tergesa-gesa mencari seorang rakan kongsi yang mempunyai wang. 

Akibatnya perniagaan anda tiba-tiba 'tidak menjadi' – bukan kerana anda tidak bijak tetapi anda membiarkan kuasa wang rakan kongsi anda menguasai perniagaan yang anda sendiri bina.

Rakan kongsi anda sebenarnya beranggapan dia adalah seorang pelabur dan bukannya rakan kongsi. Apabila ada ‘mindset’ seperti ini, maka rakan kongsi anda akan menuntut keuntungan kerana dia akan mendakwa bahawa perniagaan anda tidak akan berdiri tanpa bantuannya.

Sebenarnya contoh perkongsian terbaik ialah apabila anda benar-benar telah mendapat keuntungan yang besar setelah beberapa lama berniaga atau keperluan untuk ‘diversify’.  Atau mungkin juga, anda sendiri ingin menjadikan salah satu jabatan anda sebagai  ‘profit centre’ untuk ditukarkan menjadi satu entiti perniagaan kerana potensinya yang besar. Ini adalah beberapa contoh bilakah anda memerlukan perkongsian

Langkah yang baik dan selamat ; jika anda belum bersedia berkongsi; adalah mengambil kakitangan yang berpengalaman dalam perniagaan dan dibayar gaji .

4. ANDA MEMULAKAN PERNIAGAAN DARI 'TIADA APA-APA' DAN BUKANNYA MEMBELI PERNIAGAAN YANG SEDIADA - Walaupun anda membuka perniagaan sendiri kerana anda ingin menjimatkan kos tetapi anda lupa bahawa untuk membina perniagaan anda, banyak aspek* yang anda perlu tahu terutamanya untuk pemasaran dan membina reputasi syarikat – ini akan memakan masa yang amat panjang.

Jika anda tidak mengambilkira faktor-faktor sistem pengurusan yang betul, perniagaan anda tidak akan bertahan lama.

Adalah lebih baik anda membeli sebuah perniagaan yang telah sediada dan bina perniagaan berkenaan sehingga berjaya.

5. BERANGGAPAN BAHAWA BILA IDEA TERCETUS MAKA TERBINALAH SESUATU PRODUK DAN PERNIAGAAN AKAN BERMULA - Sebenarnya pandangan ini kurang tepat.  Perniagaan yang berjaya bukan bergantung kepada idea atau produk semata-mata tetapi kualiti tenaga kerja dan perkhidmatan

Tumpukan masa untuk mengambil kakitangan yang benar-benar berpengalaman dan boleh melakukan kerja. Kerana jika anda terlalu ingin berjimat, sudah pasti anda akan membayar gaji yang murah. Hasilnya, walaupun produk anda berpotensi – anda gagal dalam perkhidmatan pembekalan produk dan memenuhi kehendak/kepuasan pelanggan.

6. DUIT ATAU KEUNTUNGAN? – kesilapan banyak usahawan yang baru bermula ialah untuk mendapat duit atau pendapatan yang banyak dalam tempoh yang paling cepat.  Ini merupakan pemikiran ‘kuantiti dan bukannya kualiti’ – kurang sabar, pengurusan masa yang tidak teratur dsb.  Ini merupakan antara faktor yang paling popular yang menyumbang ke arah kejatuhan sesuatu perniagaan.

Sepatutnya, anda perlu menumpukan untuk mendapatkan keuntungan dan bukannya pendapatan atau duit. Fokus anda ialah kepada pelan perniagaan dan unjuran kewangan. Kesabaran sangat penting kerana walaupun kadangkala memakan masa sedikit tetapi hasilnya sangat memuaskan.

Jika anda tumpukan kepada mendapat duit, maka anda akan risau bila duit anda habis. Sudah menjadi sifat usahawan seumpama ini akan membeli peralatan, automasi pejabat, mesin dsb. yang mahal serta diluar kemampuan. Lebih-lebih lagi apabila lekas ingin mendapat gayahidup 'berjenama dan mewah' - termasuklah tabiat suka 'berjoli'. Maka perniagaan anda hanyalah dibina berdasarkan angan-angan semata-mata.

7. ANDA BERTANDING HARGA SEMATA-MATA - Anda lupa bahawa tujuan perniagaan adalah untuk mendapatkan keuntungan - walaupun pulangannya kecil tetapi margin keuntungan amatlah besar.  Ianya akan memanjangkan hayat perniagaan anda daripada ‘pertandingan mengurangkan harga’ yang biasanya tidak menghasilkan keuntungan yang tinggi atau mungkin 'tidak untung langsung'!

8. ANDA TIDAK MENJALANKAN R & D DAN TINJAUAN PEMASARAN YANG LENGKAP – Anda lebih suka berniaga sesuatu produk mengikut trend semata-mata(orang lain buat, kita juga perlu buat)

Perniagaan tanpa R and D dan tinjauan pemasaran yang lengkap pastinya mengakibatkan kerugian kepada perniagaan anda.

9. ANDA MENDAPAT WANG YANG BANYAK UNTUK 'KALI PERTAMA DAN KALI TERAKHIR' – keghairahan anda untuk mendapatkan wang yang banyak sehingga anda lupa bahawa pelanggan anda itu sepatutnya dijaga. Apabila pelanggan anda tidak dijaga, maka dia pasti tidak lagi menggunakan perkhidmatan dan produk anda.

Lebih 'berat' lagi bila pelanggan anda itu menyebarkan kepada pelanggan-pelanggan yang lain akan betapa teruk dan rendahnya kualiti produk dan perkhidmatan anda terutamanya cara anda memenuhi kehendak dan mengendalikan aduan pelanggan.