Annual Competition on Six Sigma Case Study Presentation
NIQR HQ organized the third Competition on Six Sigma Case Study Presentation on 27th January 2018 at Hotel Radha Regent, Chennai.
In the inaugural function, Dr. A. Sanjeeva Rao, former National President, NIQR welcomed the gathering. He detailed the purpose of NIQR organizing 6 sigma case study competitions. He also expressed happiness at the large registration of 23 teams, nine delegates from various organizations and one observer. He also mentioned that based on the performance of teams, awards will be given in three categories namely Platinum, Gold & Silver.
The Chief Guest, Mr. P. K. Aggarwal, National President, NIQR inaugurated the competition and addressed the teams on the importance of 6 Sigma projects to be taken by various organizations. He also explained the great role being played by NIQR in organizing various programs on Quality related topics for the benefit of employees and organizations. He conveyed his best wishes to all the teams.
Dr. V. Swaminathan, National Vice President, NIQR introduced the jury members and Stream Managers. Further, he explained the details of timeline norms to be followed by the teams.
Dr. A. Sanjeeva Rao and Mr. Anandakumar -GM Quality Engineering -Schwing Stetter India & EC Member NIQR HQ were the juries for Stream1 & Dr. S. Rajkumar, VP Operations, Rane Engine Valves Limited & Mr. R. Mohanakrishnan, Past National Treasurer, NIQR were the juries for Stream2.
The case study presentations started as per time schedule at 10 AM and concluded by 4 PM. Mr. N. Jagannatha Rao & Dr. N. Rangaswamy played the role of Stream Managers for stream 1 and 2 respectively and Mr. R. Gopinath compiled the results along with Dr. V. Swaminathan.
In the Valedictory Function, Dr. V. Swaminathan welcomed the Chief Guest, Mr. B.C. Datta, Asst. Vice President of Corporate Affairs in Hyundai Motor India Ltd and other dignitaries and delegates.
Feedback about the program was shared by three team members, one delegate, and one Observer. All the respondents appreciated the way in which the whole program was organized and were happy to learn various steps of 6 sigma methodologies and application of tools. There were also suggestions to conduct this program at a national level. Mr. K. P. Vivekanand, Secretary, Puducherry Branch, NIQR suggested to conduct the same in Puducherry.
Dr. A. Sanjeeva Rao on behalf of the judges shared about the overall performance of the teams and highlighted that the overall maturity level of teams in systematic application of Six Sigma Methodology, relevant high-level tools and quality of presentations have significantly improved. All the projects had a significant impact on their respective businesses.
The Chief Guest Mr. Datta, in his valedictory address, complimented the participating teams. He appreciated NIQR for its tireless efforts in promoting quality. He also suggested to the organizations to utilize the services of NIQR for the betterment of employees’ work life as well as organizations.
Mr. N. Jagannatha Rao announced the results and the awards were given by the Chief Guest. 10 teams were awarded Platinum, 9 teams Gold and 4 teams Silver.
Dr. V. Swaminathan proposed a vote of thanks.