Quality Culture Development Through PBE (Production Based Education) System in POLMAN
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Bandung State Polytechnic for Manufacturing (POLMAN) is an institution of vocational high education that implements certain portion of practical program in the laboratory or workshop to build students skill competencies. For those, product media are created from structured exercises, combined with external inquiries from industrial parties collaboration through a system called Production Based Education (PBE). Like usual production activity, there are number of tasks and actions in its order handling procedure that are gaining production objective; quality, cost and delivery (QCD). Students, that do not have any experiences in the production field need certain time of period to learn everything related with QCD issue. This could need unusual effort in the first couple time to learn or understand all about new technical things and build the quality culture, whereas they have to concern with everything to do related with cost and time of delivery as well. Through such PBE, students are involved in controlling the product quality they made which push them concern and realize how important quality is, and prevent potential problems in the real business point of view that influence customer satisfaction at the end. This involvement is arranged by referring to which or what students competency should get. They should gain the habit and culture in following the rules related with quality in the system such as product inspection, do the quality check of final product, verify the form they used, record the data etc. Besides, they are introduced to the basic of Quality Assurance where the students have to carry out incoming and outgoing check in every process they are assigned. This will prevent the product suitability failure and avoid the rejection, and would be very beneficially for all involved parties in education and production as well; either students, lecturers and institution.