Solutions to chronic problems that lead to the quality improvement, business excellence, benchmarking for best practices and savings of crores adding to the bottom-line showcased
Mumbai, 21 October 2016 : The finals of the 28th edition of the Qimpro Convention, India's Premier Problem Solving competition, culminated at the PrIn L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool) this evening. Qimpro is a leading quality consulting firm in India that offers a wide range of advisory and training services on quality management and innovation that have enabled its clients to save crores as well as significantly improve customer satisfaction levels in the manufacturing, service, and healthcare sectors. Over the years the Qimpro Convention has emerged as a testing ground for project teams from manufacturing (includes mining and power generation) and services (includes IT, ITeS and Healthcare) organizations that have worked on projects successfully bringing good results through continual improvement or ballistic innovation.
It was a great learning experience for the young MBA students from WeSchool to see many concepts related to problem solving and quality management learnt in classrooms unfold into reality through the presentations by the brightest middle management teams from India’s biggest manufacturing companies like Reliance Industries Limited, Kansai Nerolac, CMI FPE, Lupin, Mother Dairy, Sterlite Power Transmission, Jubilant Life Sciences, Sonata Super fibers from Titan Company, Hindalco, Bharat Aluminum and Piramal Critical Healthcare, USA.
In his welcome address Mr Suresh Lulla, Founder & Mentor, Qimpro Consultants, shared his thoughts behind organizing the nationwide competition, “Chronic problems do not come with alarms; they need to be identified, defined, measured and managed. Qimpro Convention is therefore designed as a bridge between industry and academia, to showcase the good work done by middle management teams that face the challenges of solving the chronic problems that are a hindrance to strategy, and lead to customer as well as employee dissatisfaction.”
Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool in his keynote address said, “At WeSchool, it is our constant endeavor to expose our students to the live challenges, pain points of Indian as well as foreign companies through industry-Government- academia collaborations. We have to turn our PM’s vision of Make in India into a reality by turning India into a manufacturing hub of the world, and adopting the ‘zero defects; zero effect’ principle should become the basis of quality that will lead to growth. Corporates have realized that quality as a tradition is a non-negotiable factor and innovation is an ambition. Our association with Qimpro is an important initiative to nurture our MBA students to look beyond self and learn to care for people and planet, actively contribute to the national agenda and evolve as global citizen leaders.”
With focus remaining of the manufacturing sector on day 1, the day’s proceedings ended with the Prize distribution ceremony with the presentation of trophies and certificates to winners at the hands of Mr Suresh Lulla, Founder & Mentor: Qimpro Consultants and Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool along with members of the Jury representing corporates, academia, consultancy and industry bodies.
The winners from Manufacturing sector showcasing solutions for improvements in quality were Piramal Critical Healthcare, USA and Sterlite, Silvasa while the runner-ups were Kansai Nerolac (Lote), Grasim Industries (Harihar), Lenovo India (Pudecherry) and Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (Delhi). The winners in the innovation category were BPCL, Mumbai and Sonata Super fibers from Titan (Hosur). The Best Presenter trophy was awarded to Ms Ramya from Sonata Super fibers from Titan, while the Best Presentation award was bagged by Mr S. Rangarajan of BPCL, Mumbai.
Day 2 was focused on the Healthcare and Services sector where companies like Aditya Birla Financial Services Ltd., ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd., Yes Bank Ltd, Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd, Capgemini India Pvt, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd, Maunder–Shaw Medical center presented their case studies on challenges faced and solutions found to achieve business excellence, and benchmark best practices.
At the time of this going into print, the finals for Services and healthcare sector were on and winner and runner-ups were to be selected.
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