Evening Lecture on June 2016 by Mr. Ganesan Nagaraj

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On 30th June 2016, Mr. Ganesan Nagaraj, Director, Global QSE,VESTAS Wind Systems delivered a lecture on “Quality Maturity in Wind Industry” at NIQR Conference Hall. Mr. V. Venkatesh, Vice Chairman, NIQR Chennai Branch presided over the lecture program and welcomed the members present. Mr. A. Pradeep, ECM, NIQR Chennai Branch introduced the speaker.

Mr. Ganesan Nagaraj started his lecture giving a bird’s eye view of Vestas and its methodology in ensuring quality standards in producing 23,000 turbines with 21,000 employees. He dwelt on the Cost Of Product Quality system in Vestas and the constituents of it like IT enabled monitoring system, process visibility & transparency and IMS Maturity assessment score.

MHe explained the VESTAS Value System of Accountability, Collaboration and Simplicity and how IT enabled Quality analysis tools are used to ensure quality at all stages; IT enables data transmission every 10 minutes from across the world about the functioning of turbines and the person sitting in Chennai can stop and start the turbine around the world.

Mr. Ganesan also explained the salient features of VPP (Vestas Process Portal); any employee can see online entire thing from design, development, and production up to delivery.

The audience used the Q & A session to know certain details about COPQ and Mr. Ganesan obliged them with lengthy discussions.

Mr. G. Rangarajan, Secretary, NIQR National Body summed up the proceedings; he mentioned that many in the audience were awed by the quality and IT systems of Vestas.

Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar, Secretary, NIQR Chennai Branch proposed the vote of thanks


Mr. Ganesan is an Industrial Engineer, MS (Mfg. Mgt), Lean Six Sigma MBB and Certified Assessor for CII Business Excellence Model. He joined Vestas in 2007 and worked in QSE Asia Pacific, primarily in SBU areas (site quality, audits, supplier Quality Improvement, Cost out projects, service lean), moved to QPEX Asia Pacific, Quality and HSE lead in India and lately into Global QSE for handling Projects and assessments across Globe. Before joining Vestas, he headed TQM in TAFE, a leading tractor manufacturer and worked for Automobile Industry (TIDC, TVS) for more than 12 years in the areas of TQM, Quality, Production Engineering and TPM. He is actively involved in bringing changes in the Shop Floor, Process Management and People involvement thro’ series of training and Deployment of Quality tools.

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