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WEEKLY RECORDS

WEEK 1

Date Duties Performed / Task setting


2/10/2016 Orientation by Mr Loo, the HR department manager.
–  Brought me to meet with my assigned supervisor, QA
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executive, Mr Tan.
 Mr Loo had introduced me to the production executive, Mr
Prakash.
 Went into office and Mr Loo had introduced me to the
personnel.
Tour guide by Mr Prakash
 Mr Prakash had brought me to walk around inside the factory,
explaining the areas and facilities they have.
 There are 7 production lines in our factory which produce the
powder Medical Examination gloves.
 Outside the factory, there are stores for chemicals and
finished goods.
 My work will be related to the production
 Learnt that the on-line parameters that needed to be maintain
mostly were temperature, pressure and pH value.
 Learnt how to use the infrared thermometer in testing the
temperature besides liquids, for example former temperature
in the oven.
 In this week, I understood the process of manufacturing of
rubber gloves. Besides, I learnt the function of each
component of the plant in producing gloves.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 2
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
9/10/2017

 DQS, the certification body had send 1 auditors to carry out
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7 the ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 audit on BRI.
 Learnt that after obtaining ISO certification, the product from
the company would be recognize by worldwide and how ISO
helps in making company systematic by applying it in
management.
 Finally, BRI had passed the ISO 9001 & 13485 audit with
minor mistakes, which had to be rectified within a week.
Continued on revising the daily documents.
 Read the company established procedures.
 Checked the daily QC record.
 Found that other than separating the defective product from
the fine one, the types of defect classified into many
categories, which each of them represented certain process
errors.
 By knowing which types of defect the products have, the
inspection on the root cause of producing defective product
could done faster.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 3

Date Duties Performed / Task setting


16/10/201 Visited cooling room
7–  Been told by Mr Tan that QC department is very important to
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assure the gloves produced have good quality.
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 Mr Tan had brought me to visit the cooling room where the
QC will be done there.
 Found that BRI is applying AQL of 2.5, which means that by
taking samples of 80 pieces, the number of defect would be
maintained at not more than 5 pieces. Found that the factory
not enough workers issues. I had been assigned to do the QC
to maintain the quality of the glove.
 Found that production line 2 the glove beading defect.
Immediate inform the line leader. Line leader inform me may
be the oven temperature is not enough high so will have such
issues.
 Observed how the QC workers carried out their job.
 The air was being pump into the glove to see clearly whether
the gloves have pinholes or any other defects.
 Noticed that the QC process done by 24 hours too, which
separated into morning and night shift.
 Noticed that normally the number of rejected glove would be
more than B-grade.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 4

Date Duties Performed / Task setting


23/10/201 Assigned by Mr tan required to monitor the workers weight the daily
7– reject on line production glove and B-grade gloves.
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7  Checked the IPQC records.
 Found that production line 1 gloves have beading problem
immediately inform the line leader to found out which part
the process got problem
 Line leader told me need to increase the oven temperature to
solve the beading problem
 Checked the daily QC record.
Mr Prakash had teach me how to determine the water quality.
 Need to measure the pH value of water, the amount of
chlorine and iron. This is to maintain the quality of glove
production. If the iron concentration is too high, the gloves
will turn to yellowish. Therefore, we had to do the water
quality checking daily to prevent the gloves turn yellowish.

SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017


There were daily tasks that needed to be fulfilled, which helped me to understand
how the operation of the factory. Besides, I had come across with the infrared
thermometer, which is different from the one I usually used in laboratory. Other than
liquid, the infrared thermometer could detect the temperature of solid and gas. Then,
I learnt the method BRI applied in testing the condition of gloves, which they used
compressors to produce stream of air and pump into the gloves. As I noticed there are
many kinds of defect being recorded, I had did research online and asked the senior
workers to understand the root causes and the effect of the defect.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 5
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
30/10/201  Visited another factory in Ijok.
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4/11/2017  Learn how the packaging process works.
 Learn how to manage the workers
 Mr Tan had teach me how to control the chiller temperature.
 A chiller is a machine that removes heat from a liquid via a
vapor-compression or absorption refrigeration cycle.
 Assisted Mr Tan in checking the factory
 Monitored the workers

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 6
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
6/11/2017 Assisted Mr Tan in checking the factory

 Monitored the workers
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 Do the QC checking.
 Noticed that the production line 5, the gloves are overweight.
 Informed the line leader immediately to solve the problem.
Been told by line leader need to add more water into the latex
tank in order to reduce the weight of the gloves.
 Found that line 1 have a lot of defect gloves which is beading
problem
 Inform line leader immediately and solve the problem
 Found that the temperature too low which cause the problem

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 7
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
13/11/2017 Continued study on the function of each chemicals.
–  Through searching online, I had found the function of
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calcium nitrate is to coagulate the latex on the former.
 I had also found that calcium carbonate serves to ease the
donning of users.
Line leader had told me that the latex purchased that has at least
60% TSC has to be compound before transferring into latex
dipping tank.
 Stayed inside the factory to observe the latex, coagulant and
slurry compounding.
 The chemicals in tongs with wood pellet on the bottom
carried into the factory by forklift truck because some of the
tongs are very heavy which has approximately 1200 kg.
Asked the line leader regarding types of chemicals being used in
every compounding and the usage amount.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 8
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
20/11/2017 After summarizing my findings, I had shared it with Mr Tan.
–  Mr. Tan said that since I had knew the function and usage of
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each chemical, he could let me try in charge of the chemical
stock checking and purchasing of chemicals.
Visiting chemical store.
 Mr. Tan had brought me to the store and shown me the
arrangement of chemicals.
He reminded me to recognize every package of the chemicals to
avoid any mistake and confusion while checking stocks.
Checked on the chemical stocks.
 Mr. Tan had provided me a chemical stock card to record
down the current stock.
 After I had written down the stock left and assured by Mr
Tan, he allowed me to do the chemicals purchasing.
 He informed that every chemical has to be order at least one
week earlier the day it used up to keep the factory running
non-stop.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2017


After that, I had also studied the chemicals involved in glove manufacturing. As I got
familiar with the usage of chemicals, Mr Tan had given me the opportunity to be
responsible for the chemicals stock checking and purchasing. Since I had found the
usage of each chemical, I could foresee and estimate when to make the procurement.

WEEK 9
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
27/11/2017 Assisted Mr Tan in checking the factory.
–  Do the water quality checking.
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 Do the QC checking.
Found that the gloves in line 5th have lump problem and high amount
of pinhole problem. Informed line leader and supervisor
immediately.
 After reassurance of Mr. Tan, the root cause found was the
formers were dirty. The production was stopped for 5 th line
for former washing and the former which found defective
was replaced too. Former washing is a process to remove the
dirt or stains from the former so that the quality of the gloves
can maintained. Normally the former washing was carrying
out by every month.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 10
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
4/12/2017 Assisted Mr Tan checking the factory.
–  Noticed that the latex dipping tank had a sensor to control the
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flowrate of the latex.
 Line leader told me the sensor is need to make sure the liquid
level is always constant so that the length of gloves produced
is maintain.
 Besides that, every production line also had a sensor to
calculate the gloves produced.
 Assigned by Mr. Tan to calculate the daily production by
using excel.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 11
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
11/12/2017 Assisted Mr Tan in checking factory.
–  Do the water quality checking.
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7  Do the QC checking.
 Observed the formers running on the dipping machine and
noticed the formers been rotating throughout the processes
except latex dipping tank.
 Discussed with technician and he mentioned that the rotating
formers are to ensure the coagulant is being well spread on
the surface of formers, even the area between fingers.
 Found that the input for coagulant tank had stopped.
 Informed line leader and observed their action. The line
leader had closed the valve of the compounding tank and
opened the valve for another compounding tank which had
already done chemicals compounding to let the solution be
transferred to the coagulant tank.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 12
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
18/12/201 Lunch meeting with Mr. Gary.
7–  Informed Mr. Gary regarding the incomplete record for
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number of rejected gloves.
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 He stressed that the record is very important in order to
estimate the actual loss of the company and judge the
performance of the dipping lines.
Found that the gloves in production line 2 have high amount of
yellowish problem. Informed Mr. Tan about the problem. After that,
We found that this is due to the tumbler broken caused the gloves
become yellowish. Informed the maintenance team to repair the
tumbler.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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WEEK 13
Date Duties Performed / Task setting
26/12/201 Assisted Mr Tan in checking the factory.
7–  Noticed the upper level of 3rd and 5th line, which the leaching
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tank and slurry tank being placed, were dirty.
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 Informed the line leaders to clean up the gloves on ground
and the powder spilled on the ground.
 Found that the water in the coagulant tank is overflow.
Informed the line to stop the input immediately.
 Noticed the technician was checking the formers of 2nd line.
 Observed the formers together with the technician and he had
told me to spot the gloves with big holes on it.
 He explained that the spoiled formers holders would cause
touching between formers and thus causing the gloves
produced to have big holes.

Student’s Acknowledgement Supervisor’s Acknowledgement

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SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014

I had started to catch up with things after working for 2 months. In this month, I had
focused more on maintaining the gloves quality by checking QC record and checking
the gloves by myself. I had focused on lowering down the number of gloves with
pinhole as I found maintaining low percentage of pinhole product is the most
challenging part in glove manufacturing. In BRI, the product being sent out on
November had received few complaints from customers regarding pinhole problem.
Mr. Tan and I been inspecting and found the root cause as the defective formers.
Action been taken immediately to wash the dirty formers and replace the defective
one. After cleaning and replacing the formers, the QC record regarding pinhole
products had lowered.