Jojobera: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today, announced that the company’s Jojobera quality circle teams have been honoured with three prestigious Gold Awards at Chapter Convention on Quality Circle (CCQC) 2017 by Quality Circle Forum India, Durgapur, (QCFI). The teams were awarded for excellent problem-solving capabilities and their contribution towards quality-control initiatives at Jojobera thermal power station.
Tata Power’s teams Tejas (Operation), Team Parigyan (CHP) and Team Achievers (MMD) competed with teams from various organisations. The case studies presented by Tata Power teams included:
Tejas: Reduction in cold start-up time by preheating of boiler feed water.
Parigyan: Coal rake unloading is affected due to frequent unavailability of SAC#A.
Achievers: Mill Journal Assembly Oil level inspection and top-up problem in running mill
Commenting on the achievement, Vijay V Namjoshi, chief, Jojobera Thermal Power Station, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power always endeavours to enhance its efficiency and establish quality benchmarks to ensure constant improvement and innovation across its operations. We sincerely appreciate the outstanding efforts put in by our QC teams. Quality is the key thrust area for us and we will continue to be involved in quality improvement, thereby establishing industry benchmarks. We hope that the achievement of these three teams will create value for our stakeholders.”
This year, the prominent participants at the CCQC included Tata Steel (Jharia), Tata Power (Jamshedpur), Durgapur steel plant, DVC (Andal), Bhilai steel plant, Neelanchal Ispat, Bokaro steel plant, DVC (Mejhia), Jindal Steel, DVC (Maithon), Tata Global Beverages, R&D Tata Technical, Tata Tea Assam, among many others.
CCQC provides a platform to the teams to showcase their ability to deal with problems by using quality control tools. It also grants an opportunity to be a part of many fun-filled activities such as knowledge test, poster making, essay contests, etc. QCFI, Durgapur, is one of the leading non-profit national organisations promoting Quality Movement in India, since its inception in 1982. The membership is spread over to the manufacturing and service industry, government organisations, academia, banks and hospitals. All levels of management from top to junior are involved who initiate, guide and nurture Quality Circles (QCs) as an important part of Total Quality Control (TQC).