‘Quality concepts 2016’ held; over 200 Kaizen teams attend

The seventh regional conven­tion Quality Concepts 2016 was held in the city on Sunday. Over 200 Kaizen teams comprising 700 industry representatives from various industries across sectors from Mysuru, Nanjan­gud and Bengaluru participated in the competition.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the convention, Quality Circle Forum of In­dia (QCFI), Mysuru chapter chairman Dr N Muthukumar stressed upon the need for change at the grass root level to increase the quality and productivity in manufac­turing sector. Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of industries in Mysuru, he gave pointers for strengthening of Mysuru chapter of QCFI.

Dr Muthukumar called upon the participants to make optimum utilisation of `Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ campaigns to enhance the product value of one’s brand and make A P J Abdul Kalam’s Vision 2020, a reality.

S V Suresh, chairman, QCFI, Bengaluru chapter, urged participants to ex­change ideas and make the most out of every opportu­nity. Industry representatives should actively take part in such events which would make them resourceful and industry efficient, he added.

Dr Sadashive Gowda, principal of Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, high­lighted the importance of collaboration of industry and academia to produce quality engineers. It is the need of the hour to look into employ­ability and train the students in practical aspects to make them industry efficient, he observed.

Speaking about the role of Mysore chapter, D K Sri­vastava, executive director, QCFI, appreciated the efforts of industries in Mysuru and deliberated upon enhancing potential of Mysuru industries with collaboration of QCFI. We should keep improving
upon existing products and reinventing to achieve optimum results, he pointed out. Satish Kalokhe, president, QCFI, congratulated the participants as Mysuru sub-chapter became a full fledged chapter and suggested to the Mysuru chapter to involve students in their activities to make them understand the ground reality.

Post unveiling of Mysu­ru chapter, the chief guest of the event Aroon Raman, MD, Telos Investments and Technologies Pvt Ltd, who spoke about the contribu­tion of industry leaders in Mysuru in establishing a full fledged QCFI, Mysuru chap­ter, stressed that process quality, product quality and organisational movement act as prerequisites to customer satisfaction. He parted with inspiring words to the partici­pants ‘Think big and think for the society as a whole.’

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