With a view to enhance the benefits of Quality Management Systems in organisations the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) held a three-day workshop and internal auditor training for the city-based middle management heads of various industries at a private hotel.
The event was organised with a view to aid the participants understand the need and importance for internal auditing and the various ways to overcome the ups and downs associated with it and with the right knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949 2009.
Addressing the gathering, U K Shenoy, Convenor, Manufacturing Panel, CII Mysuru and VP-Works, JK Tyres, spoke about the need for ISO certification and auditing and said “these certifications are very crucial for any firm to exist and survive. During the 1980s, anyone who exported goods had to compulsorily have this certification and by doing so benefited them to certify their quality standards. This is a must for firms even to this day and it is the automobile industry that needs it the most. It is more explicit to them than any other firms.”Elaborating on the scenario during the 80s and 90s, he said, initially business was all about the seller’s market but the competition increased by the 90s as
Elaborating on the scenario during the 80s and 90s, he said, initially business was all about the seller’s market but the competition increased by the 90s as people started giving more importance to quality as it was only quality that helped them sustain in the race. Recalling that during 1990 to 98 many companies were rolled back because their product quality was bad, he said only a few that were smart managed to survive. At this point it is important for us to think of Japan which was leading in this aspect not just back then but is known for its products and quality even today, he added.
Veerendra Singh, Senior Counsellor CII Institute of Quality called upon the participants to work towards cultural improvement and commitments and to an organisation selflessly, with the country’s betterment in mind.
About 30 representatives took part in the training session.