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University of Tenaga Nasional

Group Project Responsive Model Analysis on Top Glove Berhad

For Strategic Management MGTM633 Group Member: 1. Ho Jien Hau SB21041 2. Ahmad Alsaqr SB21579 3. Azadeh Taghizadeh Bidhendi SB21333 4. Putra Bala A/L Balasundram SP21013

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Zainal Ariffin Ahmad


Table of content



Current Situation (Case Summary)



Corporate Governance



External Environment – PESTLE


Industry Analysis


Internal Environment



SWOT Analysis & Financial Ratio Name the Reasons for Weaknesses and Threats TOWS 5

Analysis of Strategic Factors


O Organisational Diagnosis 6

Strategic Alternatives And Recommended Strategy






Visualization of Implementation Plan



Evaluation and Control





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CURRRENT SITUATION (CASE SUMMARY) R Read the case/Recognize the problems or prospects

Top Glove Berhad listed in the Malaysia share market emerges as the largest glove manufacturer in the world. Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai as the founder of Top Glove is managing the 26 factories of Top Glove, 498 production lines and a capacity of 43.9 billion gloves per annum. Looking at the financial ratio, Top Glove Liquidation ratio, Net Profit Margin ratio, Return on Equity (ROE) and inventory turnover ratio have been decreased. Although the percentage drop is small however the operating environment for Top Glove is good, Top Glove shall perform better than the previous financial year. A strategic analysis had been performed to scrutinize the entire Top Glove to generate suitable strategies for better performance. Cost leadership strategy, differentiation strategy, integration strategy and diversification strategy are recommended to improve the operation of Top Glove Berhad. Balanced Score Card is being implemented to monitor, evaluate and control the performance of Top Glove.



Top Glove is led by experienced Board comprising members who are specialized in the glove manufacturing and various business sectors supported by a wide range of other professionals in the economics, engineering and accounting sectors.

The Board currently comprises eleven (11) members, made up of five (5) Executive Directors including the Chairman and Managing Director and six (6) Independent Non-Executive Directors. The roles of the Chairman and the Managing Director are distinct and separate so as to ensure balance of power and authority. The composition reflects a balance of Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors such that no individual or small group of individuals can dominate the Board‟s decision making.

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Table 1: Top Glove Board of Director Name list No




Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai



Tan Sri Dato‟ Seri Utama Arshad Bin Ayub

Independent Non-Executive Director


Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Bin Haji Hassan

Independent Non-Executive Director


Tan Sri Dato‟ Dr. Lin See Yan

Independent Non-Executive Director


Tan Sri Rainer Althoff

Independent Non-Executive Director


Lee Kim Meow

Managing Director


Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee

Executive Director


Lim Hooi Sin

Executive Director


Lim Cheong Guan

Executive Director


Sekarajasekaran a/l Arasaratnam

Independent Non-Executive Director


Lim Han Boon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai Chairman

Aged 55, a Malaysian citizen, was appointed as the Chairman of Top Glove Corporation Bhd on 4 September 2000. He is also the founder of Top Glove Group of Companies which was established in 1991 and was listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 27 March 2001.

Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai is the spouse of Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee and the brother of Mr. Lim Hooi Sin; both are the Directors and Substantial Shareholders of the Company. He is also a Chairman to the Board of Trustee for Top Glove Foundation. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences, if any. Tan Sri Lim‟s business rules for the Company are:i) Do not lose our shareholders‟ money; ii) Do not lose our health; iii) Do not lose our temper; and iv) Do not lose our customers. Page | 4

Top Management The top management of the company consists of the chairman, managing director and executive directors in the board. Each of them is responsible for different department, for example, Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee, she is responsible for the Information Technology








Administration for the Top Glove Group of Companies.


EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT E Environmental Analysis – PESTLE Analysis

Politic 

The general election for Malaysia was held on 5th May 2013. Barisan Nasional (BN) is the government for Malaysia and continues ruling the country for the next 5 year.

The opposition party had gained extra 4 seats from the previous election, and it is continue to grow. However, there is little chance for the opposition to conquer the federal government.

Penang, Selangor, Kelantan are under the Pakatan Rakyat (the opposition) ruling.

The country risk is reduced as all the policies and government projects will be preceded. The government is expected to continue its ongoing policies.

The government is trying to cut the subsidies for the petrol, diesel and energy sector, price will be slowly increased for all the items.

Quota and protection of 30% shares for the listed company will be given to the Bumiputra in Malaysia.

Small Medium Enterprise (SME) aid will be launched to provide soft loan, incubate program, Business Accelerator Programme (BAP), SME Emergency Fund, Branding to the SME.

1 Malaysia Transformation program was introduced by the Malaysia Prime Minister to transform and help Malaysia to reach develop nation.

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Economy Global economy 

United State (USA) government has pursued to accommodate expansionary monetary policy. In 2013, the Quantitative Easing policy has continued to reach to 4th time (QE4). The policy is creating more hot money flow into the market, causing the global market economy to be blooming. Since interest rate is low, more investments are foreseen to be embarked in the emerging market.

Malaysia economy 

Malaysia economy has registered a 5.1% of real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth according to the World Bank of report. It is expected to continue its growth with 5.0% in 2013.

Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.00 percent. According to Bank Negara, the global growth momentum has continued to be modest. In the Malaysian economy, domestic demand has continued to provide support to growth while external sector are showing sluggish performance. Investment activities and private consumption are expected to attain sustainable growth.

Malaysia recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 53.10 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012.

Standard and Poor's (S&P) has downgraded Malaysia credit rating, rating Malaysia A-, its fourth-lowest investment grade.

In the recently released Doing Business (DB) Report 2013 by the World Bank, Malaysia improved its ranking to 12th position among 185 countries, moving up six notches from 18th in 2012. Malaysia is ahead of Sweden (13th), Taiwan (16th), Thailand (18th), Germany (20th), Saudi Arabia (22nd), Japan (24th) and Switzerland (28th).

The toll charges are expected to hike for the major highways in January 2014 in the government exercises of reducing the subsidies. The transportation cost will be increased to accommodate the price hike.

The latex price is continued to be in the down trend due to the soft economy performance in the Europe and USA. Page | 6

The electricity tariff will be increased 15% by the government.

The minimum wage policy is implemented in January 2013 announced that the minimum wage floor is RM900.

The employment rate in Malaysia is 3% in the year of 2012.

Energy alternative is available to use the biomass to obtain the energy instead of the natural gas and distillate.

The Malaysian is now trapped in the medium income category.

Legal 

As of 2012, the Malaysia Employee Provident Fund (EPF) required a contribution of at least 11% of each member's monthly salary and storing it in a savings account, while the member's employer is obligated to additionally fund at least 12% of employee's salary to the savings at the same time (13% if salary is below RM5,000). An increased of 1% for the contributor whose salary is below RM5,000.00

Goods and Service Tax (GST) will be implemented in this country in April 2015 by the government.

Young person under the age of 16 is prohibited to work in factory according to Children And Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966.

Patent law is enacted in Malaysia in protecting the new technology being invented.

Social 

Health-care workers and others were increasingly using the gloves to protect themselves against the virus and other infectious diseases.

The demand for gloves increase due to frequent flu outbreak.

The population growth rate of Malaysia is expected to reach 1.51% in 2013.

Malaysia population has reached to 28 millions in year of 2010.

The composition of the races in Malaysia are Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8%.

Malaysia government doesn‟t enforce the immigration law strictly resulted in the millions of unskilled foreigners to work in Malaysia covering various sectors. Page | 7

The education from primary and secondary is free provided to all the Malaysia citizens. Highly skilled workers and tertiary educated graduates from various industries are widely available.

New regulation for the private sector from the Minister of Human Resource stated the increment of the retirement age from 55 years old to 60 years old.

The unionization of the Malaysia workers is generally soft and weak in organization.

Technology 

Kossan glove maker is able to produce the CheMaz-7th Sense glove, which is a chemical allergy-free glove targeting the healthcare sector, who only produce normal nitrile gloves.

Hartalega glove manufacturer is engaging the technology of automated computerization which in turn brings down the production flaw rate further.

SAP (System, Application and Product) enterprise management software is implemented in Top Glove to smoothen and efficiently manage the production line.

Research and Development (R&D) centre is setup in every glove manufacturer to produce specific types of gloves to meet the requirement of the customer globally.

Telecommunication infrastructures are fully developed and internet with high speed connection is widely available.

Environment 

The Environmental Quality Act 1974 requires that the industries to monitor the gas emission from the chimney.

All the discharge of the industries shall comply with the effluent regulation.

The chlorinated factory shall ensure that the chlorine vapor to discharge to the scrubber for neutralization.

The dust release from the chimney shall be monitored as required by the Department of Environment (DOE).

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Task (Industry) - Overall

Stage of Development Top Glove was found in 1991, and it is now become the world largest glove manufacturer. It has a shareholder fund of RM1.3 billion or USD401.2 million with an annual turnover of about RM2.31 billion or USD713 million as at financial year ended 31 August 2013. It has a market capitalization of RM3.61 billion as at 3 December 2013. Top Glove currently is now at the maturity stage of the company. The company is performing diversification and growth strategy seeking to add more value to the company. Threat of New Entrants The threat of new entrants to the glove manufacture industry is low. This is because the new entrants have to reach a large economical scale in order to achieve the required cost effective product. Currently all the glove manufacturer is producing the glove at very big scale. For instance, Top Glove has 26 factories, 498 production lines and a capacity of 43.9 billion gloves per annum. Moreover, the new entrant has to invest heavily into the technologies and physical hardware which impose a barrier to the new entrants. Since the technology of the glove manufacturing is changing rapidly, this posses a steep learning curve for the new entry. This would be a cost disadvantage for the new entrants. The new entrant also has to build up reputation to increase the brand awareness of the customer. Bargaining Power – Buyers The bargaining power of the buyers is low as Top Glove is producing in a large scale. Only customer with large buying quantity could negotiate the price with Top Glove. Small amount with less than 1 million quantities will have to follow the stipulated price. In addition, the special Nitrile glove that Top Glove producing is not substitutable. Therefore, the buyers have less power the bargain.

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Threat of Substitutes The latex gloves and Nitrile gloves are easily being substituted. It is a close substitute as the customer can easily switch to another brand of glove with similar function. The industry-level price elasticity for the glove market is large; the rising of the industry prices will tend to drive Top Glove consumers to purchase substitutes products. Bargaining Power – Supplier The bargaining power for the supplier to Top Glove is low as they are price taker. They couldn‟t perform price discrimination. Top Glove usually order in a large quantity which is more favorite to the supplier. A larger quantity usually will come with lower price. Although the profit for the large quantity is lower than the small quantity, the large quantity could actually cover back the eroded profit margin. Besides, Top Glove has the ability to plant its own latex. If the suppliers are offering higher price, Top Glove could have its own latex supply. Rivalry There are a few major players in the glove manufacturing industry which are the Hartalega, Kossan, Supermax and Adventa. Most of them are public listed in the share market. The technologies that they are using for the glove production is similar. The industry is highly competitive as the public listed companies are looking for sales increment every year. All the public listed companies are expanding their market over the globe. They are competing not only in Malaysia. Table 1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the Top Glove Berhad No 1 2 3 4 5

Force Rivalry Entry Substitutes Buyer Power Supplier Power

Threat to Profits High Low High Low Low

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INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT S SWOT Analysis N Name the reasons for Weaknesses and Threats

Strength 1. World's largest rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove has now emerged as the world's largest rubber glove manufacturer. It has 26 factories, 498 production lines and a capacity of 43.9 billion gloves per annum. 2. Low Production Cost Top Glove has a lower cost structure comparing to its peers due to its advanced engineered production lines and less expenditure on advertising and promotional activities. Top Glove is producing variety range of gloves in a huge capacity. Thus, it is benefit from economic of scale. Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai mentioned in a statement, “Our ability to grow our sales has helped give us the required volume to achieve economies of scale, thus reducing our costs and allowing us to price our products competitively.” 3. Wide product range Top Glove has a comprehensive product range with 13 major types of rubber gloves. 80% of production for health care sector and 20% for non-health care sector. Produce 69% natural rubber glove and 31% synthetic rubber glove. Top Glove Products covers Latex Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Surgical Gloves, Household Gloves, Clean room Gloves, Cast Polyethylene (CPE) Gloves, Polyethylene (PE) Gloves, Polyethylene (PE) Apron, Industrial/ Long Length High Risk Gloves. 4. Geographically diversified Top Glove has a global market share exporting its products to 195 countries with more than 2,000 customers. It is geographically diversified and no single biggest customer constitutes more than 4% of revenue. Customers are mainly distributors in the respective countries. Page | 11

5. Strong technical expertise and ability to adapt The expertise of the Top Glove in upgrading the production lines has improvement in plant efficiency while enable to help company to save the maintenance costs and time. Besides, Top Glove managed to manufacture new gloves to meet customer‟s needs through their researches and developments (R&D).

Weakness 1. Raw material price fluctuation The latex price is fluctuating due to weather impact, crude oil price movement, speculation, competition with other usage. The increase in the price could not post to the customer immediately. There is a time lag in passing on to customers when prices move up sharply. 2. No long-term contracts. There are no long-term contracts and orders are dependent on regular customers which has relationship ranging from 1 year to over 10 years. 3. High investment in technology Top Glove needs to invest heavily in buying the modern machineries and need to hire more experienced personnel in their production process. The machineries that bought were extremely expensive. Thus, the maintenance of the machineries is expensive and if there had any minor or major accessories spoiled; it will be costly to the company to repair it back. 4. Lack of brand portfolio. Top Glove has only three brand names, i.e. „Top Glove‟, „TG Medical‟ and „Great Glove‟ which accounts for 30% of its production. It may need to invest in a brandbuilding exercise when the industry reaches a point of saturation in order to defend its market share.

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5. Currency exposure The majority sales of Top Glove are in USD, subject to USD currency movement. Costs of productions are in Malaysia Ringgit (MYR) while the sales transactions are carried out in USD. The appreciating of MYR against USD had lead to the fall in Top Glove‟s profit as the cost of production is higher while the return (sales price) is lower.

Opportunities 1. Demand for gloves increases The average global demand growth for the glove is 8% to 10% per annum. Medical gloves are a necessity in healthcare industry as a barrier of protection. There is an increasing healthcare and hygiene awareness especially in developing countries. In some country, the ageing population such as elderly is more susceptible to a higher risk of diseases. Besides, outbreak of emergency of health threats is frequent such as A (H1N1), SARS, bird flu, and Bioterrorism threats. 2. Low land acquisition cost The plantation land located in the Indonesia which is suitable for the latex plantation is cheap compare to the acquitting cost in Malaysia. Indonesia is a developing country with vast of land that has not being exploited. There is an opportunity for Top Glove to backward integrate to own the natural raw material. This could help Top Glove to have more bargaining power to its suppliers in dealing with the raw material requisition. 3. Support by government Rubber Research Institute and The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council help Top Glove in begin with R&D efforts and promote the gloves produce by Top Glove to overseas. In addition, the government set up the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) to encourage and push the human resource development. Subsidies are given out to reduce the cost of the training.

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4. Reduction in latex price Latex is the main material in producing gloves. The price of one kilogram of latex is RM 2.30 in December 2013 compare to RM5.10/kg in April 2010. The increase in the latex will raise the manufacture costs. However, most of the manufacture costs can be passed on to the customers but with a time lag.

Threats 1. High competition – many players For rubber gloves, Top Glove and Hartalega are the major two players in the industry. It used to be Top Glove only being the largest producer by quite a fair bit while the other players like Supermax, Kossan and Latexx Partners are smaller competitors. However, recently another player has become larger in the context of market capitalization and started to gain much followings which is Hartalega. Top Glove is the largest natural rubber gloves maker globally while Hartalega is the largest producer of nitrile gloves. 2. Increase of energy price Government is looking for a rollback in gas subsidies, which account for 7-10% of total production costs. This would increase the glove manufacturers‟ cost base. Top Glove estimates that every 5% increase in natural gas tariff would lower the net profit forecasts by up to –3% (assuming no change in selling prices). Besides, the electricity tariff is being revised and new tariff with higher price will be imposed to the nation effective on 1st of January 2014. 3. Implementation of a minimum wage policy On average, Top Glove staff costs account for 7-9% of total production costs, with unskilled labor accounting for 45-50% of the workforce. Assuming zero cost passthrough and a minimum wage of RM800-900/month, Top Glove estimates that bottom line could be impacted by 10%. Furthermore, the higher staff costs will be partially passed through via higher selling price, given that the minimum wage policy would apply to the whole industry.

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4. Higher Tax Cost (GST) Government is going to implement a new tax structure which is Good Service Tax to all the industry. It is estimated that the cost of the production will be higher due to an increase in the tax. Administrative cost will be increased to execute the new tax structure. All the accounting software will be needed to upgrade to adapt with the new GST policy.

Financial Ratio

Earning Per Share 0.33



0.3 0.25 0.2

0.18 EPS

0.15 0.1 0.05 0 2011



Figure 1: Earning per share for Top Glove The earning per share for Top Glove is maintaining at RM0.32/share for the financial year of 2013. The earning per share is lower compare to the year 2012 which is 1 sen lower. The earning per share is positive. The company might consider increasing the sales volume in order to increase the earning per share.

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Liquidation ratio 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0


3.0 2.0 Liquidation ratio




Figure 2: Earning per share for Top Glove Figure 2 shows that the liquidation ratio for Top Glove. The ability for Top Glove to pay the short term debt is reduced from 3.0 year 2012 to 2.0 in the year of 2013. Although the ratio has decreased, it is still above 1.0 which means that the company is able to settle its short term debt without any concern.

Inventory turnover 12.0





8.0 6.0

Inventory turnover

4.0 2.0 0.0




Figure 3: Inventory turnover for Top Glove Figure 3 shows that the inventory turnover for Top Glove is reduced from 10.8 in year 2012 to 8.9 in year 2013. This has shows that the stock in Top Glove is slower to sell out compare to the previous year. This might be due to the lack of advertising or high

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competition in the market. Top Glove could engage marketing services to increase the sales of the company.

Net Profit Margin 10.0



8.0 6.0

5.6 Net Profit Margin

4.0 2.0

0.0 2011



Figure 4: Net Profit Margin for Top Glove Figure 4 shows the net profit margin for Top Glove. It is recorded that the net profit margin for Top Glove is reduced from 9.0 in year 2012 to 8.8 in year 2013. This implies that the operation efficiency for Top Glove has reduced. Top Glove would need to look at the production cost and efficiency to point out the weaknesses that contributed to the reduced in the operational efficiency.

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Return on Equity 20 16.2 15



10 Return on Equity

5 0 2011



Figure 5: Return on Equity for Top Glove Figure 5 shows the Return on Equity for Top Glove has reduced from year 2012 which is 16.2 to 14.9 in the year of 2013. This shows that the amount of Top Glove invested generate less return than the previous year. This might shows a decrease in the profit or the cost of the material has increased. However, a 14.9 percent in the return on equity is good in the industry. It is a healthy sign for the company.

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Insights of Top Glove’s Growth Strategy From operating in just one rented factory in 1991, Top Glove has grown tremendously, having twenty factories, of which fourteen are in Malaysia, two are in China, two glove manufacturing factories, and two latex concentrate factories in Thailand. Majority of the factories in Malaysia are in Klang except one in Ipoh and another in Banting. Through the years, Top Glove has become and remained a top player in the rubber glove industries via expansions and strategic international alliances. Over the years, through continuous improvements and innovations, Top Glove is able to meet consistently the higher healthcare and safety demands with its top quality gloves at efficient low costs. Their focus on R&D is also to meet the customers‟ growing demands as customer satisfaction is their main aim. Due to that, they can become the largest rubber gloves supplier and sustain their survival in the market of 90 suppliers from 200 plus suppliers in the whole of Malaysia. Top Glove‟s products are accredited with the ISO 13 485, MS ISO 9001:2000 and SIRIM ISO 9002 standards coupled with other international quality accreditations, such as the CE Mark of Europe, the SMG (Standard Malaysian Glove) of Malaysia, the TUV of Germany, the NF Mark of France, the TSE of Turkey, the ADA of USA and the necessary 510k from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its gloves to the USA. Top Glove also has the CGSB of Canada and TGA of Australia accreditations for export to these countries.

The structure There are more than ten departments in Top Glove namely, the Human Resource, Production, QA, Warehouse, Accounts, Lab, Packing, Documentation, Marketing, Purchasing Department and R&D.

Since last year, Top Glove is aggressive in recruiting fresh graduates with good results to work in the company. This year, they are targeting another 200 fresh graduates from all fields, ranging from engineers to scientists and accountants. The company employs fresh graduates from the engineering and mechanical fields with good technical skills to come up with new ideas in respect of upgrading, improvement Page | 19

and automation of the production line. The new chemists to do new compounding formulation that produce quality gloves with efficient low cost.

The Accounting and Finance Function The accounting and finance function in Top Glove Group is well established with one finance executive director, one financial controller and few accountants. They have a finance manager in one of the subsidiaries, Medi-Flex Limited, which is listed in Singapore and operating their factory in Banting. In Thailand, each factory will also have one finance manager who does accounting functions. The executive director is responsible for the overall function of finance and accounts department including investor relations and treasury as well as handling the corporate exercise of the Group. Thus, he is in charge of risk management, hedging and managing the foreign exchange losses. Mr. Jeremy Liew, an accounts graduate from USA, is the financial controller of Top Glove. He is responsible for the operation, i.e., the financial of the company, the products costing and liaises with auditors‟ and lawyer. Each of the accountants is responsible for overseeing a few factories. Each factory will have its own accounts departments that report to the accountant in charge. The accountant will in turn report to Mr. Jeremy Liew who will go down to see the accounts staff to understand the problems better. The accountant will consolidate the individual factory accounts and reviewed by the Executive Director and Mr. Jeremy Liew. Mr. Liew also does the product costing for the Group. Every week, a standard costing report is done based on that week‟s latex price. In addition special costing will be done based on the customer specification upon request by the Marketers. With a number of accountants in the accounting and finance department, most of the financial management and accounting functions are done in-house including those related to financial statement compliance, budgeting, forecasting, customer profitability analysis, financial planning, product costing and performance management. IT consulting advisory is also done internally because they have an IT department to handle the accounting ERP System. HR consulting and secretary are also done in-house. All those departments mentioned above are not under Mr. Liew‟s department but he needs to liaise with them.

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Top Glove used the services of independent internal auditors responsible for internal control and risk management. Besides internal auditors, the company has a tax department responsible for tax compliance, tax planning and tax incentive application. The tax department has to liaise with government bodies, interpret new tax laws, check into the accounts with regards to what is allowed and disallowed, and have the schedule tied back with what they want at the year end.

Factors for Success Top Glove‟s successful growth is mainly contributed by various factors. One of the external factors is the ongoing demand for glove by the healthcare and other industries Healthcare standards and best practices have improved creating even higher demand for better hygiene, cleanliness and more advanced safety requirements. The high demand from the traditional medical markets driven by strict regulatory standards, aging population and emergence of health threats like A (H1N1) influenza, SARS, bird flu and others resulted in Top Glove achieving increasing growth rate annually to meet global demand. For example, their ended 2009 financial year with a tremendous demand for gloves due to the emergence of A (H1N1) influenza. In addition, the emphasis on hygiene by non-medical sectors especially within the food and services industries has increased the use of gloves and increased the demand for Top Glove‟s products. Since the company is operating in a fairly recession proof market because their products are necessities, particularly in the healthcare and food services industry, their products demand is anticipated to stay resilient despite slowdown in major consuming economies. Even when the prices of raw materials increased, the demand for gloves is still there. The outbreak of new diseases, sales tends to exceed greatly than what have been forecasted. Last year due to H1N1, the company‟s sales actually grew tremendously and they managed to record a higher profit than anticipated. Top Glove‟s success was also due to innovation in its products. For example, they have been successful in producing quality gloves at efficient low cost. Top Glove is the pioneer glove producer to reduce the weight of its gloves. As a result, Top Glove can now offer their customers a wider choice of either thick gloves or thinner gloves depending on the customer requirement. Top Glove also produced flavoured glove such as mint flavoured gloves that has mint smell from the gloves will make the end customers, such as the dentist‟s patients; feel good instead of smelling the latex. Page | 21

The success of Top Glove was also due to their effort of conducting regular internal and external training for their staff to keep them abreast of the latest innovations, technologies and processes in the industry. Top Glove recognises employees as its greatest assets and rewarded them accordingly. As such, the company organised regular recreational activities to foster strong teamwork among the staff. Employees‟ health considers an important aspect and the company do not recruit smokers. Therefore, KPI is linked to their body mass index (BMI) to ensure the employees will take care about their health. They always encouraged their staff to join the fitness club and where the company will subsidize 50% of the fees. On top of subsidizing fitness training for the staff, the company will encourage staff to read books on healthy living and on management skills. Professional development of the key management staff is inculcated by ensuring them to read the two books, relating to health and management every month. Their constant progressive drive for R&D into product and marketing, capturing good students, improving products quality, productivity and cost management to compete with the world market also contributes to their success. Pricing to customer is based on the latest latex price so when the latex is high, the glove selling price will be higher and vice versa. Thus price fluctuations, the company will not be affected as they can pass the increase in the latex price to the customers. Furthermore, their highly efficient energy cost saving measures such as implementing biomass facilities in their factories in Malaysia, Thailand and their new factories also help strengthen the company‟s competitiveness. In order to achieve a competitive position as a world class cost efficient rubber glove manufacturer, Top Glove invests in modern and advanced glove manufacturing machineries that can produce good quality gloves. These advance machineries are manned by competent personnel and regularly checked and maintained by qualified experts to ensure the smooth running in production and ensuring the consistency in the glove quality. On-line quality control measures have been instituted throughout the manufacturing processes to ensure the highest quality products. Stringent quality control procedures in line with ISO 9001 and in strict compliance with ASTM and EN455 Standards are also practiced in Top Glove to ensure product quality. Adhering strictly to good manufacturing practices (GMP) and Total Quality Management (TQM) concept, each stage of the entire manufacturing process, from the receiving of the raw materials, production process, and product quality control, pre-shipment quality Page | 22

inspection until the loading of the finished goods into the container is carefully monitored. Moreover, Top Glove also collaborates with the Rubber Institute to be ahead in the development of rubber research technology. The collaboration was for R&D purposes. Both parties conduct a lot of studies, and cooperate in R&D to come up with new and keep each other updated on the latest development. Top Glove does most of the R&D themselves because it is more glove-related. For the R&D activities, they have actually allocated a budget of about 1% of their annual turnover. Through R&D, regular testing of the products in the manufacturing process and maintaining the strictest quality control, Top Glove guarantees product satisfaction and consistent quality at all times. In addition, the company is also reengineering their manufacturing processes to capitalize on economies of scale. Top Glove also carries out continuous effort of aggressive marketing strategies including participating in various exhibitions and trade shows worldwide. They have a team of marketers to liaise with the customer and to get their feedback. Living up to one of the company‟s key taglines like, „The World is Our Market‟, they work for their customers and their customers always come first. Top Glove‟s friendly and customer oriented marketing team is well equipped to respond to its customer at the fastest turnaround time. The company will participate in many trade shows so that they attend to their customers‟ enquiries. They listen to the customers‟ complaints and suggestions and continue improve from there. Every year, Top Glove attends Medica Fair for the existing customers to visit them and for new customers to make enquiries. In addition to all of the above, Top Glove‟s success factor is also due to them adopting a two-prong growth strategy. The two-prong growth strategy consists of the vertical growth strategy which moves downstream to get closer to their customers via setting up of more overseas marketing offices and the horizontal growth strategy in product range expansion by increasing their sales in value added products such as the enhanced and much improved version of powder free latex examination, soft nitrile, vinyl, clean room and surgical gloves to capture a bigger market share. The company‟s manufacturing presence in China also enables them to tap into opportunities that synergize with their distribution channel. Furthermore, in order for the latex supply to be consistent, Top Glove is controlling it by setting up two latex concentrated plants in Thailand to supply the latex to their factories in Klang. Overall, Page | 23

the ability of Top Glove to grow from strength to strength over the years has mainly been attributed by various internal and external factors. Challenges and Future Plan The company faces several challenges ahead in the quest to maintain their position. The first and foremost relates to the supply of latex in Malaysia due to the conversion of rubber plantations to palm plantations. As such, Top Glove has set up two latex concentrate plants in Thailand ensuring the availability and consistent supply of latex to Klang factories. To further secure the supply of raw materials, the company is aggressively looking for rubber plantations in Malaysia and abroad. Beside the security of supply of latex, another challenge for Top Glove is the fluctuation of latex prices, i.e., the main raw material. As the latex prices are volatile due to weather impact and speculation, the company has to closely monitor the prices as well as the foreign exchange rate as 96% of their gloves produced are sold overseas in USD. Whenever the Ringgit Malaysia gets stronger, there will be some forex losses. Top Glove is also looking into biomass energy because of the limited natural gas supplied and again the government will be withdrawing the subsidies for natural gas. In order to overcome that challenge, Top Glove has turned to biomass energy for new factories. Besides, their Ipoh factory and Thailand factories are also using biomass. By using biomass energy, they can apply for carbon credit. Top Glove is expecting the gloves demand to continue to pick up momentum. Therefore, they are all set and well positioned to continue with their successful strategy of being the world‟s largest preferred OEM gloves manufacturer through further expansions in their production capacity to derive better economics of scale for the benefits of their customers worldwide. As mentioned, the company target of gaining 30% worldwide market share by 2012. To cater for the increase in sales, the company managed their production schedule by having ample capacity to cater. Every year, they set up two new factories. So there is some slack as the plants are also running at 80%. They will power ahead to maintain their vision of being the world‟s No.1 rubber gloves manufacturer with Excellent quality glove products and services that enriched and protect human lives.

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Opportunities O1 O2 O3 O4

Demand for gloves increases Low land acquisition cost Support from government Reduction in latex price

Strength S1 World's largest rubber glove manufacturer S2 Low production cost S3 Wide product range S4 Geographically diversified S5 Strong technical expertise and ability to adapt S6 High cash on hand  Top Glove can set the price in the market that has more competitive advantage to itself and lead the market. (S1,O1)  Top Glove could negotiate with the bank to get the cheapest interest rate. (S1, O2)  Top Glove could influence and advise the government in the subsidies and support from the government so that maximum advantages could be obtained. (S1,O3)  Top Glove could expand its production line for the lower latex price. Besides, it can produce more during the low price of raw material and keep stock. (S1,O4)  Top Glove could lower the price of the gloves it is selling to draw customer from the competitors. (S2,O1)  Top Glove could obtain the grants from the government to lower the production cost, for example, applying HRDF grant for training the company employees. (S2,O3)  Top Glove could invent special glove to cater the need of specific group. This could avoid Top Glove to compete with the other competitors. (S3, O1)  Top Glove could engage with the government university for the research and development of the new product. Top Glove might obtain tax reduction in sponsoring the researchers in their research. (S3, O3)  Top Glove could expand its sales office to capture the increase of the gloves market. For example, set up a sales office where the health care industry is starting to bloom. (S4,O1)  Top Glove could invent special types of gloves to cater the market need. (S5,O1)  Top Glove could increase the capacity of the production line to adapt on the growth of the gloves demand. The overhead for the largest glove manufacturer will decrease. (S6, O1)  Top Glove could engage itself in the corporate social

Weakness W1 Raw material price fluctuation W2 No long-term contracts W3 High investment in technology W4 Lack of brand portfolio W5 Currency exposure  Top Glove could lock in the price for raw material when the price is low. (W1,O1)  Top Glove could buy land to plant its raw material which is latex to eliminate the risk of price fluctuation. (W1, O2)  Top Glove could pursue government in tax exemption for imported raw material. (W1, O3)  Top Glove could sign low term contract with supplier with the fix material price. (W1, O4)  Top Glove could offer the customer to sign with a long term contracts with an attractive price to lock in the demand. (W2, O1)  Top Glove could work with the government to supply glove to government hospitals. (W2, O3)  Top Glove could pursue the customers with lower price and discounts to capture the market share. Once the contract is signed the competitors are losing the customer. (W2, O4)  Top Glove could re-design the production techniques to maximize the production of gloves. (W3, O1)  Top Glove could diversify its business into other industry that rely less on technology, for example, real property industry. (W3, O2)  Top Glove could obtain duty import tax exemption from the government to reduce the high cost of the technology. (W3, O3)  Top Glove could invent a cheaper way to produce gloves. (W3, O4)  Top Glove could hire brand image services to rebrand the product of Top Glove. (W1, O1)  Top Glove could obtain grant from the government to Page | 25

Threats T1 T2 T3 T4

High competition Increase of energy price Minimum wage policy Higher tax cost (GST)

Integration Strategy Forward Integration

Backw ard

Horizo ntal

responsibility to increase the image of the company. (S6, O3)  Top Glove could announce dividend of shares to attract more investors to buy its shares. (S6, O4)

send employee for the training of the employee on the brand management. (W4, O3)

 Top Glove can use its market position to initiate price war to eliminate the other players. (S1,T1)  Top Glove can set up an energy efficiency management committee to monitor the energy usage. (S1,T2)  Top Glove could reduce the manual labour to automatic control of the production line. (S1, T3)  Top Glove can increase the production output to reduce the overhead cost. (S1, T4)  Top Glove could set up a purchasing committee to scrutinize the purchasing requisition to make sure that the company is choosing the supplier with the best quality but the cheapest price. (S2, T4)  Top Glove could increase the product range to diversify the risk of depending on the energy price. (S3, T2)  Top Glove could set up new sales channel to increase the sales to reduce the impact of the increase of energy price. (S4, T2)  Top Glove could set up new factory at different locations to mitigate the risk of change in government policies and country risk. (S4,T3)  Top Glove could set up new production line at different place where the taxation is favourable in low production cost. (S4,T4)  Top Glove could invent new gloves to differentiate itself with the other competitor. (S5, T1)  Top Glove could examine the techniques of the production of glove to less consuming the energy. (S5, T2)  Top Glove could buy the other competitor company to reduce the competition. (S6,T1)  Top Glove could lock in the price of the energy by paying the energy cost with cash instead of credit to reduce the transaction cost. (S6, T2)  Top Glove could build factory at different country where the labour cost is cheap. (S6, T3)

 Top Glove could have its own raw material supply to maintain its cost. (W1, T1)  Top Glove could invent in new technology that using less material and energy. (W1, T2)  Top Glove could employ cheap foreign workers to reduce the cost. (W1,T3)  Top Glove could invest in the marketing team to look for long term customer. (W2, T1)  Top Glove could come out with new product that could diversify the risk of energy price hike. (W2, T2)  Top Glove could shift its production line in country where the labour cost is cheap. (W2, T3)  Top Glove could diversify its core business to other so that it is not dependent on the glove business. (W2, T4)  Top Glove could invest in other business to reduce the risk of glove manufacturing. (W3, T1)  Top Glove could venture into new business such as plantation to diversify the risk of the glove manufacturing business. (W3, T2)  Top Glove could venture into other business to mitigate the risk of depending on high investment of technology. (W3, T3)  Top Glove could spend its resources heavily in the branding exercise to differentiate itself with other competitors and to keep its loyal customer. (W4, T1)  Top Glove could diversify its core business to less rely on the currency and focus on the local market. (W5, T1)  Top Glove could lock in the price of the currency to reduce the fluctuation of the currency. (W5, T2)

Intensive Strategies Market Penetration

Market Development

Product Development

Diversification Strategies Concentric Diversification

Conglomerate Diversification

Horizontal Diversification

Defensive Strategies Joint venture

Retrench ment

Divest ment

Liquida tion

Generic Strategies of Porter Differenti ation

Cost Leadership

Foc us

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Top Glove Vision We strive to be the world's leading manufacturer with excellent quality glove products and services that enrich and protect human lives. Top Glove Corporate Mission 

To be a world class glove manufacturer by providing top quality products with excellent services through continuous improvement and innovation.

To produce consistently high quality gloves with efficient low cost.

To earn 2 healthy dollars and spend 1 efficient dollar.

Alternative strategies Cost Leadership Strategy Top Glove could engage into cost leadership strategy with the aim to have lower cost than its competitor to draw the customers from the other competitors. With its largest rubber glove manufacturer, top glove could use its market leader to set the price that is more favourable to the operation of Top Glove. For example, Top Glove has the advanced technology that can produce high quality of Nitrile glove; it can set the price slightly lower than the other competitors to attract all the customers to purchase its glove. The market share will be owned by Top Glove. With this strategy, Top Glove could eliminate the other competitors by drawing the market from the competitors. Top Glove could use its market power to negotiate with its suppliers to obtain the lowest possible price. Moreover, Top Glove could negotiate with the bank to obtain the cheapest interest rate with its current position in the market and assets in the share market. These strategies will help Top Glove to lower down its production cost which in turn increase the profit earned. With the high cash in hand, Top Glove could lock in the price for the raw material when the price strikes to the lowest region. This could help Top Glove to eliminate the risk of fluctuation raw material price. Top Glove could have more control and monitoring on its operation of gloves.

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Moreover, Top Glove could pursue the government in tax exemption for the imported raw material so that it has more competitive advantages toward the global glove manufacturers. Advanced technology might come along with the high duty import tax; Top Glove could have a conversation with the government to reduce the duty import which in turn reduces the overhead of the production cost. For the high energy price and the reduction of the subsidies by the government on the energy, Top Glove could set up an energy efficiency management committee to monitor the energy usage. This could help Top Glove in fully utilise the energy which it purchases. Waste energy could be utilised for the other purposes until the energy could not contribute any more. In addition, Top Glove could engage its R&D team to invent or re-examine the techniques of the production to use less energy. This strategy will help Top Glove to save its cost in purchasing more unit of energy. Due to the implementation of the minimum wages, Top Glove could shift its production line from manual labour to automation control of the production. Legal foreign workers might be employed to reduce the overhead cost of the factories. Meanwhile, Top Glove could set up a purchasing audit committee to scrutinize the purchasing requisition to make sure that the company is choosing the supplier with the best quality but the cheapest price. Top Glove could inform the suppliers that they would not want any gift in return but quality of products. This strategy could guarantee that no flaw in the raw material requisition. The risk of low cost leadership is that the competitors might imitate the strategy. However, due to Top Glove the largest glove manufacturer, lower production cost and high cash on hand; the competitor could not easily compete in term of cost. In order to ensure that the strategy is on track, the company shall frequently monitor its production cost and implement tight cost control. The product which is invented shall be easily manufactured with the least input. Rewards could be distributed to the production that could meet targeted quality production output.

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Differentiation Strategy Top Glove could invent special glove to cater the need of specific customer. This strategy could avoid Top Glove to compete with the other competitors. The profit for this type of special glove usually is high. Top Glove could be monopoly in this special glove. Besides, Top Glove could hire brand image services to rebrand the product of Top Glove. The branding could help the customers to differentiate the product so that brand loyalty could be formed. The customer will buy only the Top Glove brand. With this strategy, Top Glove could charge a higher price with the Top Glove brand instead of compete intensively with the competitors. Advertising could help Top Glove to build its brand. Top Glove could spend its resources into advertising to teach and aware the customer on the products of Top Glove. The customers will slowly recognize the brand and be stay with the brand. Besides advertising, involving into the corporate social responsibility will help Top Glove to build its brand in the local community. For example, Top Glove could offer scholarship to the local community to help the community. This could help Top Glove in maintaining a pool of skilled labour. The management could easily obtain human resource with the support of the local community. The risk of differentiation strategy is that the company shall monitor what make the product special. The bases for differentiation could change over the time. Top Glove shall certain that the bases of the specialty remain. Competitor imitation on the strategy could occur, however, once the advertising and branding exercises have created the brand loyalty, it would be difficult for the competitor to influence the customer. Therefore, branding exercise shall commence in the shortest time. In order the differentiation strategy comes to success, Top Glove shall invest heavily in the Research and Development (R&D) team. Highly skilled labour and creative minded are the utmost needed. Besides, the marketing team would be needed in doing the rebranding.

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Integration Strategy Top Glove could perform integration strategy, for instance, backward integration. This is because Top Glove relies heavily on the raw material of rubber and the rubber price is fluctuated in a wide range. Hence, Top Glove could acquire land to plants its rubber tree to produce latex on its own. This could help Top Glove minimize the risk of price hike for latex. Moreover, Top Glove would have more power in negotiate with its suppliers on the supply of latex when it has its own latex supply. With horizontal integration, Top Glove could open subsidiary at other countries so that the products could be offered and sold there. This strategy could help Top Glove to mitigate the risk of changing in government policies and country risk. Besides, Top Glove could acquire its competitor to eliminate the competition and control the market. With less competition in the market, Top Glove could set the price higher. Besides, technology of the competitors also could be utilised to invent new glove. The integration strategy could help Top Glove to grow into a larger group with more products being sold to other countries. Top Glove would be more geographically diversified. Intensive Strategies Top Glove could penetrate the market by spending its resources in the marketing department. Top Glove could work with the government to supply glove to government hospitals. Due to the rising of the health care industry, Top Glove could capture the market by attracting the customers with lower price to sign a long term contract with the customer. With the long term contract, Top Glove could manage its production line more efficiently. Besides, Top Glove could set up new offices and sales channel in different country to penetrate to the new market in the new country. The marketing team could look forward for the long term customer. With this strategy, Top Glove could get higher sales volume and the share price of Top Glove would increase. Moreover, the production line would be 100% utilised with the stable demand from the long term customers.

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Diversification Strategies Conglomerate diversification could be the strategy for Top Glove. Top Glove could venture into the business that rely less on investment of technology, for example, the real property industry. The risk of the strategies is the uncertainty of the economy of Malaysia. The high debt ratio in the country and family raise an increasing concern of the Bank Negara Malaysia. The people are worrying on the burst of the property bubbles. Although it would carry risk, however, with the high cash flow on hand, Top Glove shall not only rely on the income from the glove manufacturing. Diversification exercise will attract different type of investors to invest into Top Glove. With the venture into new business, Top Glove could venture into the business that is less dependent on the labour supply and the currency fluctuation. Even with the hike in energy price, Top Glove profit could be maintained with this strategy.

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IMPLEMENTATION- I Implementation of Strategies

The recommended strategies for Top Glove are cost leader strategy, differentiation strategy,








diversification strategy. Top Glove top management shall involve and lead the program of the implementation of strategies by providing signed memo by the CEO of the company to the employees informing the upcoming related strategy. Top management of Top Glove shall disseminate the jobs to all the related departments down to every Top Glove employee to execute the strategy. Each department will be set targets to be achieved and to be reviewed by end of the year. Cost Leader Strategy For the cost leader strategy, the top management of Top Glove shall set the objectives of the strategy to the department and matching the managers to the goals of the strategy. For example, to lock in the price for the raw material when it is low, the manager shall assign an employee to monitor the market of the raw material supply. When the price hits the low price, the employee shall inform the management to make decision. For the purchasing audit committee, in order to run the committee effectively, the management of Top Glove shall identify the ability and potential of each employee to match with the job scope. The employee with high credibility, responsibility and honest shall be selected for the purchasing audit committee. Training and personal development shall be provided to the employee if the employee is lack of the respective knowledge on the committee. If the human resource is insufficient, the Human Resource manager shall hire the related skill employee to the company. For the price setting of the products that Top Glove are selling, the marketing team shall work closely with the product development team and the management in order to set the price correctly to compete with the other players in the market. All the market data, economy and current situation of the market shall be scrutinized by the team before setting the price lower. The production manager in each line of the production shall be assigned a targeted sales and operation cost so that each manager is equipped with goals to fulfil.

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Differentiation strategy For differentiation strategy, Top management shall allocate sufficient budget for the Research and Development (R&D) department in order for the team to develop and invent new types of glove. Training, seminars and forums for the team to explore shall be given as well. Top Glove could engage with the local and overseas universities to do the research with the new glove development. Sponsorship or scholarship could be given to the researchers in order to keep the pool of highly skilled workforce. Besides, Top Glove could assign the marketing and public relation manager to look for good brand image building services company to work on the rebranding exercises. They could form a working committee mainly for the branding work. If the staffing in Top Glove has the appropriate knowledge on the branding exercise, the management could spend the resources and budget into the branding committee. Integration strategy Top Glove shall involve the senior management team to have responsible in the integration exercises due to the experience of the senior management and the knowledge. The senior management shall be assigned to set up new subsidiaries, venturing to the supplier business and acquisition. The senior management shall lead the workgroup to accomplish the task. Reward system shall be reviewed to make sure that the hard work from the senior management team is compensated. Intensive Strategies The marketing department is responsible to the intensive strategy which they have to study and penetrate the market globally. The quantity of the long term customers that the marketing team could obtain would be set as one of the goal. Besides, commission shall be given to the marketing team when they have found new customers. This is to ensure that the marketing team is working hard on the goals. Diversification Strategies For the diversification strategies, Top Glove shall use its upper management level team to taking care of the new venture in different industry. It could be achieved by acquiring developed companies in the related field to expand the non-core business of Top Glove. Page | 33

V Visualization of Implementation Plan No 1




Responsible Department

Cost Leader Strategy

Top Management,

-Purchasing audit committee


-Price setting


-Lower cost production


Differentiation Strategy

Top Management,

-New special glove


- Rebranding

Public Relation, marketing

Integration Strategy

Top Management, senior management

-Backward integration (acquire supplier) 4.

Intensive Strategy

Top Management, marketing,

-penetrate the market share in the global market 5.


Top Management, upper management

Table 2: Visualization of Implementation Plan

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VIII. EVALUATION AND CONTROL E Evaluation and Control In order to perform management on the operation of Top Glove, measurement has to be undertaken. Figure 6 below shows that the general flow for the measurement process which follow the plan-do-check-act. Since the Return on Equity (ROE), Net Profit Margin, Inventory turnover, Earning per Share (EPS) and Liquidation ratio has been decreasing from the year 2012 to 2013. The measurement value that to be set to the top management might be the five ratios mentioned which are the ROE, Net Profit Margin, Inventory turnover, EPS and Liquidation ratio. A balanced score card approach could be used to monitor the performance of Top Glove top management. The management will then disseminate the job tasks to the lower management and finally to the every employees so that everyone in the company will be assigned tasks to hit in meeting up the objectives of the company goals.

Figure 6: Measurement of the result of the performance of Top Glove.

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OBJECTIVES & KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR (KPIs) FOR PERIOD FROM 1 JANUARY 2013 TO 31 DECEMBER 2014 Rating scale: Needs Improvement; Performance Improve; Meet Expectations; Exceed Expectations; Super Exceed Expectation. (Your rating will be: NI=1; PMI=2; ME=3; EE=4,SEE=5 )





Comments / Examples / Rationale Achievement Rating

Manager's Evaluation


Total Rating

FINANCIAL ROE Net Profit Margin Earnings per share Inventory turnover Liquidation ratio

25 25 20 20 10

16.3 9.5 0.35 11.0 3.0





Table 3: Sample Balanced Score Card for Top Glove Top Management

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Control The behaviour control such as deploy working procedures and checklists to monitor the operation of Top Glove could be set up. A good monitoring management control would be implementing ISO standard to the company such as the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and the ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use. The ISO 50001 is the new ISO standard which monitors the usage of the energy and minimizes the wastage of energy. All the standards stated are to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of its operation and management. ISO 9000 certification will increase Top Glove international competitiveness. It stresses on the commitment of quality on the products and provide assurance to the customer that the quality Top Glove could produce. Meanwhile, ISO 14000 certification will improve environmental awareness among employees, reduces risks of violating regulations, and improves the firm‟s safety standard so that zero accidents could be achieved and safe working environment could be established. Internal audit committee could be set up to scrutinize the Non Conformance (NC) of the standards and to fix the problems in the process before it is getting worse. The internal audit committee could be set up from different departments, which every department is assigned to audit the other department to check the conformance of the department to the predetermined standard. All the audit results will be discussed during the management review for further improvement and arrangement.

Whistle-Blowing Policy A whistle-blowing system could be developed to strengthens, supports good management and at the same time demonstrates accountability and sound corporate governance practices.

It would be a platform to act as a channel for the complaints and fraud to be reported. Wrong doings and non compliance to any rules or procedures by the employee and management of Top Glove would be voiced out. An Anti-Corruption and Whistle Page | 37

Blowing Committee will be directly reported to the board of Top Glove. Any issues raised by the whistle-blower will be investigated thoroughly.

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