RTAMI-2k16 National Conference

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National Conference jointly organised by Saveetha University and NIQR

The above national level conference was jointly organised by Department of Automobile Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha University and NIQR on 11th April 2016 at Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai.

The theme of the conference was ‘Recent Trends in Automotive Manufacturing in Industries’ and 105 papers were received from all over India. The papers were scrutinized and 34 papers were selected for the final presentation on the day of the conference.

The conference started auspiciously with the lighting of Kuthuvilakku by the distinguished Guests. Dr. S Mohanamurugan, Professor & HOD of Automobile Engineering welcomed the guests, delegates and participants. Mr. S. Madhu, Associate Professor, presented details about the conference.

Mr. S. Rajasekaran, Chairman, NIQR Chennai Branch in his keynote address, highlighted the advances made in Automobile sector in India in the last 2 decades and the upsurge in the quality side.

Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar, Secretary NIQR Chennai Branch spoke about the activities of NIQR and the Student Chapters and asked the students to make use of the services offered by NIQR.

Mr. P. Nageshwar Rao, Chief Technical Officer, TAFE was the Chief Guest; he gave a lecture on ‘smart manufacturing’. He presented an overview of complete product development cycle which synergies and interconnects data, process, machines and people to improve the operational efficiency.

Dr. P. Ramesh, NIQR National Co-opted Member gave a special lecture on Automotive Trends in India, He touched upon some of the Government initiatives to boost automotive sector and future technologies such as electrification of cars. He gave a hint of the Challenges to meet BS VI by 2020. He explained the Indian Automotive parts manufacturers’ perspective to meet global requirements including performance, quality, environmental regulations, Life cycle management etc.

A book on “Total Quality Management – An Integrated Approach” authored by Prof. D. R. Kiran, NIQR National Council Member, was released by the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar, Secretary NIQR Chennai Branch and Mr. N. Jagannadha Rao, ECM NIQR Chennai Branch were the judges for the paper presentations. The students showed depth of knowledge in the subject and had done a good amount of search to present technical details.

In the afternoon session, Dr. N. Rangaswamy, Director, Institute for Knowledge Potential Management & former Joint Secretary of NIQR Chennai Branch delivered a lecture on “Human Reliability Management on Operational Excellence”.

National Executive Committee Members

Mr. R. Sivanesan Sr. Vice President – Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd., National President
Dr. V. Swaminathan Director, VSAM Associates National Vice President
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal Vice President , Corporate Quality, Tafe National Vice President
Mr. G. Rangarajan C.E.O., CEO Consultants National Secretary
Dr. R. Srinivasan Chairman, Bharath Pressings National Treasurer
Mr. K. Manikandan General Manager – SQ, Ashok Leyland Ltd., National Joint Secretary
Mr. S. Ramachandran Executive Director ,Super Auto Forge Pvt. Ltd., Council Member
Mr. S. Murali Shankar Joint Managing Director, Super Auto Forge Pvt. Ltd. Council Member
Ms. K.S. Babai Principal, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College Council Member
Dr. P.R. Nakkeeran Professor Retired, Anna University Council Member
Mr. L.N. Gurumurthi Sr. Gen. Manager – QA(Retd.,),Eveready Industries India Ltd., Council Member
Dr. R.R. Sudhir Head – Dept. of Preventive Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya Council Member
Mr. R. Mohanakrishnan Chief Executive, Guru Krupa Consultancy Council Member
Prof. D.R. Kiran Principal ( Retd.,),PMR Institute of Technology Council Member
Mr. S. Vanchinathan Vice President – Technical , Fourrts Laboratories (I) Pvt. Ltd., Council Member
Dr. P. Ramesh Head – Materials Lab, Lucas-TVS Ltd Co-opted Council Member
Mr. G.R. Janarthanan (ExOfficio) Director - Operations India Pistons Ltd. Immi. Past Natl. President
Mr. S. Rajasekaran Managing Director , Infant Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Chairman , Chennai Br.
Mr. C. A. Ignatious Dy. Director, VSSC, Trivandrum Chairman, Trivandrum Br.
Mr. D. Sarathy V.P., Kenna Metals India Ltd., Bangalore Chairman , Bangalore Br.
Mr. M.S. Sathyanaryana GM & MR - Corporate Quality, KAVIN Group of Industries Chairman ,Coimbatore Br.
Mr.T.R. Ranganathan G.M. - Quality , Ashok Leyland Ltd., Plant 1, Hosur Chairman , Hosur Br.
Mr. C.V. Gowri Sankar TQM Consultant Secretary , Chennai Br.
Mr. Deb Banerjee Secretary, Bangalore Br.
Mr. Mohan Ananthanarayanan Deputy Project Director PSLV( QC&M) ,DGM Quality Control External Divn Secretary, Trivandrum Br.
Dr. A. Sanjeeva Rao Executive Director, SQC Consultants Special Invitee
Mr. K.N. Krishanmurthy Tech, Advisor to M.D., (Retd.)Ashok Leyland Ltd. Special Invitee
Mr. V.R. Janardhanam President (Retd.), Sundaram Brake Linings Ltd., Special Invitee
Dr. R. Mahadeavan Director, India Pistons Ltd. Special Invitee
Mr. S. Nagarajan Advisor Special Invitee
Mr. S. Seetharamaiah Ex. Managing Director , Susira Engineering Industries Special Invitee
Mr. C. Athipagaven Group Head,RQA-SISG,IISU,Trivandrum 695 013 Rep. from Trivandrum Br.

Chennai Branch Executive Committee Members

Name Mobile In NIQR Chennai Branch Prof.Title Email ID
Mr. S.Rajasekaran 9841706116 Chairman Chairman rajasekaran@infantengineers.in
Mr. V.Raghavan 9840040311 Vice Chairman Consultant, TAO Consulting Sys. India (P)Ltd. raghavan.venkatesan@gmail.com
Mr. V. Venkatesh 7299009923 Vice Chairman DGM-Quality, Ashok Leyland lrd, Ennore, Chennai-600057 v.venkatesh@live.in
Mr. C.V.Gowri Sankar 9841622828 Secretary TQM Consultant cvgsankar@gmail.com
Mr. C.Sundaravadivelu 9940354826 Treasurer Consultant sundaravadivelu_c@yahoo.co.in
Mr. S. Kumar 9840701834 General Manager Operations, Bridgestone India Automotive Products Pvt Ltd isokumar@yahoo.co.in
Mr. T.M.Gopalapillai 9840090341 Advisor to Chairman Consltant gpillaitm@gmail.com
Dr. V.M.Gunasekaran 9840053135 Member Lean Mfg. Consultant & Cluster Prog. Facilitator gunasekaran.vm@gmail.com
Maj. V,.V.Chandrasekarharan 9841014969 Member MD, Vishal Engg.& Industry Consultancy majorchander@yahoo.com
Mr. N.Jagannatha Rao 9840315905 Member Consultant njrao@rediffmail.com
Mr. S.S.Balasubramanian 9840703127 Member Head - Quality, Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems Ltd. ssb.qed@delphitvs.com
Mr. S. Sundar 9841445246 Member Divl. Mgr., Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd. sundar.s@ashokleyland.com
Mr.P.Kothandaraman 9840503874 Member CEO, Trainconst ramanpkr@gmail.com
Mr.K.Saravanakumar 9003039945 Member Head – Quality, Fourrts (I)Laboratories Ltd. ksravanajaya@yahoo.co.in
Mr. P. Kumaraiah 9841020258 Member Divl. Mgr., Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd. Kumaraiah.p@ashokleyland.com
Mr .R. Sriram 9940374160 Member Sr. G.M. (Projects), India Pistons Ltd. rsr@iprings.com
Mr. S.Murugan 9790913645 Member    TPM Consultant sm13256@gmail.com
Mr. B.Surianarayanan 9894326743 Member G.M. (Vendor Develop.), Hyundai Motor India Ltd. bsuria@hmil.net,
Dr. N.Vasudevan 9940519925 Member Dean (Academy), Hindustan University drvasudevan93@gmail.com
Mr. C Udayakumar 7299138245 Member Principal, Sakthi Engineering College cukumar@gmail.com
Mr. T.R. Narasimhan 9840935686 Member Sr. Manager (HR & TQM), Wabco India Ltd. Narasimhan.TR@wabco-auto.com
Mr. G.Rangarajan 9551255301 Ex Officio C.E.O., CEO Consultants grangarceo@yahoo.com
Mr. S. Kumar 9840701834 Member DGM - Operations, Rane Madras Ltd, Velachery s.kumar@rane.co.in
Mr. V K Venkatramani 9840911771 Member CEO Across World Quality International isoawqi@yahoo.com
Mr. A Pradeep 9840970070 Co-opted member TQM, TAFE apradeep@tafe.com
Mr. R Sethuraman 9841157324 Co-opted member Supplier Quality, Ashok Leyland Sethuraman.R@ashokleyland.com
Mr. K N Krishnamurthi 9841052607 Special Invitee Tech. Advisor to M.D (Retd.), Ashok Leyland Ltd. knkalm@yahoo.co.in

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