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Written by Ganesh   
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
CII facilitated process through JIPM –S and TPM Club India

Chennai: As TPM Club India completes 10 years of spreading TPM Excellence in India, it has more than one reason to celebrate its success. Over the last decade, the TPM Club has facilitated the implementation of TPM in more than 1000 companies. With 23 companies receiving the TPM Excellence Award at a ceremony in Japan last week the number of winners has swelled upto 132.

Mr. Tsuoshi Kodera, President and CEO, JIPM – Solution Co Ltd. (JIPM-S) Japan, while complimenting CII TPM Club on its efforts said “there are many TPM Clubs across the world, but TPM Club of India is the most active. CII deserves the compliments for keeping the TPM Club high in India”. Mr. Kodera was speaking at 10th Anniversary Programme of the TPM Club organized here in Chennai today by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

JIPM-S and CII also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue to collaborate and cooperate towards the spread of TPM Excellence in India’s manufacturing sector.

Expressing satisfaction at the increase in the acceptance of TPM in India, Mr. Kodera said “While the number of companies challenging the TPM Excellence Awards has been reducing in Japan, it is heartening to see that the number swelling up in India.”

While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kinijirou Nakano, Advisor, TPM Club ndnia and Executive Vice President, JIPM-S said “ I have been witnessing that Indian companies have huge potential for Kaizen. They should now try and implement Kaizen Power, which is the key to achieving TPM Excellence at Global Level”.

Complementing the Indian companies for their achievements and TPM Club on its efforts in making TPM a success, he added that “the growth of TPM in India has been due to the efforts made by TPM Club, its Past Chairmen and Counselors”.

Mr. Uttam Chatterjee, Regional Quality Director, Hindustan Unilever Ltd and Member, TPM Club Board, in his address said “the last ten years have been a step by step learning process in TPM for CII and Companies. The last two years have been a turning point”. Mr. Uttam Chatterjee, is the 1st Indian to have won the Nakajima Award, an award given to those who champion the spread of TPM outside Japan.

Elaborating on the Unilever TPM Experience in India, Mr. Chatterjee added  that “We realized that the eight pillars of TPM are not enough and so we expanded it to add four more pillars.” He complimented JIMP-S for their support in implementing TPM effectively at Hindustan Unilever, leading to almost 250-300 factories of the group following TPM Practices.

Hindustan Unilever has one of the front runners in TPM implementation in India along with others such as TVS, Breaks India etc. These trendsetters have been a source of support for the CII TPM Club in challenging all boundaries.

While speaking on the occasion, Mr. V. Narasimhan Chairman, TPM Club India & Executive Director, Brakes India said “TPM movement has taken great strides in India. In this journey, JIPM-S has been a pillar of support to TPM Club India.” He further added that  JIPM had last year reposed its faith in the TPM Club by appointing it as one of the five assessment agency for awards assessment outside of Japan.

Dr. Sarita Nagpal, Deputy Director General, CII, while thanking both JIPM and JIPM-S for their unstinted support in Indian Industry’s TPM Journey said “TPM has been successful in making Indian manufacturing more efficient, more productive, more competitive along with companies around the world. And, this has been possible with the support of JIPM”.

Dr. Nagpal further added, “Manufacturing is not only a contribution to the GDP of a country, it is a means to realize a new culture in the world of manufacturing. And, TPM is a means to realizing the true human potential, people development being the common factor”.

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