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Sundaram Clayton wins 1st prize at CII' Karnataka Quality Circle Competition Print E-mail
Friday, 13 November 2009
Bangalore: Jaguar QCC, the team from Sundaram – Clayton Ltd, won the first prize at the 22nd Karnataka State Level Quality Circle Competition organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bangalore. The second prize went to Black Knights Quality Circle of BEML Ltd (KGF Complex) and the third prize was bagged by MU2 QCC 11 of TVS Motor Company, Mysore.

The three winning teams will compete with the winners of other Southern Regional States — Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu - at the Southern Regional Level Quality Circle competition to be held in December.

Twenty Six Quality Circle teams, comprising workmen, from fourteen organisations gave presentations on the specific projects handled by them at their work place. Three consolation prizes went to MU1 QCC 06, TVS Motor Company, Mysore; Bhagirathi-MCE, Bharat Electronics Ltd and Supriya Quality Circle of Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd.

The panel of judges included Mr T V Varadarajan, Facilitator, CII Karnataka TQM Forum for Organizational Excellence; Mr Rajesh Nath, Vice President-Operations; Fanuc India Pvt Ltd; Dr R V Jayathirtha; Director, Bullseye Consulting Group; Mr A V Govekar, Chairman, Institute Management Committee, ITI; Mr M N Prasad, DGM –Technical Services, L & T Komatsu and Ms Uma Parthasarathy, Senior Manager TQM & People, ITC Filtrona Ltd.

The presentation were assessed on a weighted scale covering different aspects of the Quality Circle activity and evaluation depended upon factors like problem selection, analysis, solution, presentation, etc.

The competition is intended to sensitise the industry on issues of quality and providing them with appropriate tools, techniques and management processes to enhance the quality. T Parabrahman, Chairman, CII Karnataka while speaking as Chief Guest at the Valedictory Session of the Competition, emphasised on the importance of improvements in manufacturing processes and skill levels of the shop floor personnel. He further mentioned that innovative skills and rich knowledge of working level people give impetus to the Quality Circle within the organization.

T Varadarajan, Facilitator, TQM Forum for organizational Excellence, CII Karnataka while delivering the address at the inaugural function, said the competition would provide a unique opportunity to motivate workers to form Quality Circles within the company and also provided them with an opportunity to exchange ideas, views and share experiences on various approaches to problem solving through Quality Circles.

The objectives of Quality Circles were to enhance the quality of management in the organisation, to gain access to the problem-solving skills of the employees and to enhance job satisfaction and quality of work life, he added.

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