Industry Academia Lecture Week – TQM

An expert lecture of Mr. Sanjiv Gupta, Ex Senior General Manager (Manufacturing) SML-ISUZU on “Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)” was held at the Centre of Total Quality Management on 5th September, 2018. This concept has been implemented by the winner of the Every Deming Prize (the most prestigious award in the field of quality).

Mr. Gupta gave an over view of the concept of TPM. The students were informed about the advantages of adopting this philosophy (along with live examples), the Principles of TPM and why the organizations look for Zero Breakdown of equipment, Zero Defects, Zero loss etc. While explaining different type of maintenance activities, emphasis were laid on calculation of Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and the need to improve it.  Benefits in terms of PQCDSM were also a part of discussion.  After discussing the background of the technology, a detailed discussion was carried out with case examples on pillars of TPM, their activities and how these pillars support each other to achieve company objectives.

An expert lecture by Mr. Anand Notey, Advisor –ZED, Quality Council of India on “Quality Management System (QMS)” was conducted on 6th September, 2018. Mr. Notey started his lecture by explaining the meaning of quality, management and system. After explaining the evolution of quality management, he spoke about the various standards such as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:201, ISO: 45001 and their respective requirements & benefits. He also briefly talked about the ZED model and its 9 parameters.

M.Tech students from TQM, Industrial Design, Production and Industrial Engineering attended the program. The session was highly interactive and Mr. Anand patiently answered each and every query raised by the students. The students learned about concepts relevant to the industry such as PDCA Cycle, Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPA), Occupational, Health & Safety (OH&S) and role of leadership in establishing QMS.

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