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Industry 4.0 at Bridgestone

Quality For Industry 4.0 Program: No. 13

The 13th program on Quality For Industry 4.0 was conducted on 5th May 2017 at the premises of M/S Bridgestone India Automotive Products private Limited, Oragadam. There were 35 participants from Bridgestone India and their vendors.

Mr. S. Kumar, GM of the Plant and Joint Secretary, NIQR Chennai Branch welcomed the participants. He stressed upon the participants about the importance of preparing now for Industry 4.0. The program started with Mr. Presannakumar – Asst. General Manager (Purchase) introducing the Chief Guest, Mr. S. Rajasekaran, National Vice President – NIQR & MD, Infant Engineers Pvt. Ltd. to the audience.

The Chief Guest, Mr. S. Rajasekaran, advised the young Indian minds not to be chasers of global technological developments as in the past but be the forerunners of Industry 4.0. He gave a brief account of how to prepare one to embrace Industry 4.0. He showcased some of the developments in his organisation to make the participants feel at home about embracing the next Industrial Revolution.

C. V. Gowri Sankar, Secretary, NIQR Chennai Branch addressed the participants and explained about the activities of NIQR and asked the participants to make use of them. He explained how the program is structured in 4 modules and the mission set by NIQR Chennai Branch Chairman to sensitise 20000 minds this year.

Mr. G. Pandurengan, ECM, NIQR Chennai Branch started the program with the first module ‘Industry 4.0 – Need of the Hour’, in which he analysed the economic status of India and the challenges and opportunities today. In the second module ‘Industry 4.0 – What is in it?’ he explained in detail the components of Industry 4.0.

C. V. Gowri Sankar, Secretary, NIQR Chennai Branch, handled modules 3 & 4 wherein he explained how the major Quality Tools will be impacted in Industry 4.0 and the way forward for individuals and organisations.

The Valedictory Function started with Mr. Antony Prakash – Asst General Manager - HR introducing the Chief Guest, Mr. K N Krishnamurthy, Past National President, NIQR. The Chief Guest gave an overall scenario of Indian Industries with respect to Quality, Cost & Delivery and explained how it is important for Indian MSMEs to prepare themselves for the next Industrial revolution. He also distributed the Participation Certificates.

Mr. S. Kumar, GM of the Plant proposed the vote of thanks in which he made a special mention of NIQR which has taken a massive task of sensitising 20K minds this year.