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.’