RTAMI-2k16 National Conference
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. V.Raghavan||9840040311||Vice Chairman||Consultant, TAO Consulting Sys. India (P)Ltd.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. V. Venkatesh||7299009923||Vice Chairman||DGM-Quality, Ashok Leyland lrd, Ennore, Chennaiemail@example.com|
|Mr. C.V.Gowri Sankar||9841622828||Secretary||TQM Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. S. Kumar||9840701834||General Manager||Operations, Bridgestone India Automotive Products Pvt Ltdemail@example.com|
|Mr. T.M.Gopalapillai||9840090341||Advisor to Chairman||Consltantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. V.M.Gunasekaran||9840053135||Member||Lean Mfg. Consultant & Cluster Prog. Facilitatoremail@example.com|
|Maj. V,.V.Chandrasekarharan||9841014969||Member||MD, Vishal Engg.& Industry Consultancyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. N.Jagannatha Rao||9840315905||Member||Consultantemail@example.com|
|Mr. S.S.Balasubramanian||9840703127||Member||Head - Quality, Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems Ltd.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. S. Sundar||9841445246||Member||Divl. Mgr., Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd.||email@example.com|
|Mr.K.Saravanakumar||9003039945||Member||Head – Quality, Fourrts (I)Laboratories Ltd.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. P. Kumaraiah||9841020258||Member||Divl. Mgr., Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd.||Kumaraiah.email@example.com|
|Mr .R. Sriram||9940374160||Member||Sr. G.M. (Projects), India Pistons Ltd.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. S.Murugan||9790913645||Member||TPM Consultantemail@example.com|
|Mr. B.Surianarayanan||9894326743||Member||G.M. (Vendor Develop.), Hyundai Motor India Ltd.||firstname.lastname@example.org,|
|Dr. N.Vasudevan||9940519925||Member||Dean (Academy), Hindustan Universityemail@example.com|
|Mr. C Udayakumar||7299138245||Member||Principal, Sakthi Engineering Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 Consultantsemail@example.com|
|Mr. S. Kumar||9840701834||Member||DGM - Operations, Rane Madras Ltd, Velacheryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. V K Venkatramani||9840911771||Member||CEO Across World Quality Internationalemail@example.com|
|Mr. A Pradeep||9840970070||Co-opted member||TQM, TAFEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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.||email@example.com|