Quality circle forum of India (QCFI)-Mumbai chapter organized its 33 rd chapter convention on Quality concepts on 21 st and 22 nd September 2019 in Thakur college of engineering, Kandivali east. This year the convention theme was “Quality concepts for cultural breakthrough”. QCFI provides a platform for presenting the best work done by various quality circles, individuals and institutions.
For students, they provide a platform to present their improvement project done during their internship in any company and this would be classified under Other Concepts-Case study. Five second year students of Operations and Supply chain management of ITM (2018-20 batch) came forward to present their work under the guidance of Professor Shweta Kishore and Gayatri Kaple and under leadership of the HOD Professor BVR Murty.
The students made a case study report which was sent to the QCFI for approval and all the five cases were accepted. Later the students presented their case studies to Shri Rajendra Potdar, Jury members of QCFI. Mr. Potdar gave valuable inputs on presentations and students incorporated all the changes in their presentations which were recommended by him. The students reached the said venue and were accompanied by Professor Gayatri Kaple and Professor BVR Murty on 21 st September. They got an excellent opportunity to present their work in front of a huge audience, corporates and delegates from Thailand in the Auditorium of Thakur college of Engineering. The judges who were the industry experts appreciated the effort of each student individually and gave valuable inputs on further improvement. All the 5
students received awards during the felicitation ceremony.
The project presented and their awards are as follows:
|Ashi Kothari||Implementation of six sigma tools to generate high revenue||Gold|
|Kaushik Kumar Khan||Streamlining the coupon insertion process in every SKU of a paints and coatings company||Silver|
|Amit Mahant||Automation and Standardization of process||Silver|
|Gulapala Kumar||Process improvement in express shipping||Silver|
|Sutharshan DK||Implementation of TPM||Silver|
Names of the organisations are withheld due to confidentiality clause. We would like to thank
all the companies for encouraging and mentoring the students during their 5-month industry
We take this opportunity to convey our gratitude to Mr K. Bharati, President, QCFI Mumbai
Chapter, Mr Rajendra Potdar and QCFI team for their encouragement and valuable support.
We would like to thank Dr Lakshmi Mohan and Dr Saritprava das for the encouragement.