Report 6th ISQ Annual conference held on 10-11 Dec. ‘09 at IIT Powai Mumbai

6th ISQ Conference was held at IIT Mumbai on 10-11December 09.

Prof. Prakash Apte from IIT Mumbai, widely recognized as India’s leading authority on TRIZ, with more than a decade of teaching and guiding industry in the successful application of the TRIZ methodology conducted a tutorial on 10Dec 09. 130 participants attended the Tutorial

The main conference was held on 11December 09.This year focus was on the Toyota Production System or Lean as a powerful means of transforming organizations. Four in-depth case studies chosen from the service and manufacturing sectors, showcasing company-wide deployment, challenges, multiple improvement cycles and the gains achieved through TPS/Lean were presented during the conference. More than 135 participants attended the conference on 11Dec09

Mr. Arun Bharat Ram Chairman SRF Limited and winner of Jamsetji Tata award in 2006   was the chief guest

ISQ gave recognition and awards  for the year 2009 to the following

  • Jamsetji Tata Award to Mr. K Mahesh, Chairman and Managing Director, Sundaram Brake Linings Limited for Life Time Achievement in successfully managing business through quality and contributing to creation of quality culture in  society  and  thereby  prosperity  for  the  people  of  India.
  • Ashoka Award to Dr. K. Kumar, Director, Maruti Centre for Excellence for his outstanding role in promoting Quality Management Practices in Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Case study presentation made were as under

  • Tata Steel – Applying Theory of Constraints – Replenishment Model for Selling Re-bars in India, Rajeev Singhal –  Chief, Mktg. & Sales, Long Products
  • Genpact – Lean in an end-to-end service environment – Ricky Bindra, VP & Quality Leader, Genpact
  • Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Manufacturing – Toyota Production System in KTTM R
  • Mr Ram Mohan (In-O-Tech Engineers) TPS Expert – TPS: Diverse Indian Experiences

Mr N Ramanathan  gave presentation on the 8th ANQ Congress being hosted by ISQ/QCI in Oct 2010 in NOIDA  and invited all the delegates to participate .


Jamsetji Tata Award Ashoka Award
Winner for Year 2009

Mr. K. Mahesh
Winner for Year 2009

Dr. Krishna Kumar


Title Author Organization Status
10 Dec 2009 –  Tutorial on TRIZ     Faculty: Prof. Prakash R. Apte   Electrical Engineering Dept, IIT Mumbai   

First in-depth case study– Tata Steel

Applying Theory of Constraints: A Replenishment Model for Selling Re-bars in India    

Mr. Rajeev Singhal
Cheif Mktg.  & Sales - Long Products    
Tata Steel  
Second in-depth case study –Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Manufacturing (KTTM).

“Toyota Production System at KTTM” 

Team form

Mr. Raghunath D.R. 

Mr. Upadhya P.K. 

Mr. Balasubramanyam

Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Manufacturing (KTTM)  
Third in-depth case study – Genpact

“Lean applied in an end-to-end service environment”  

Ricky Bindra
Vice President and Quality Leader   
Fourth in-depth presentation – 

TPS: Diverse Indian Experiences    

Ram Mohan

Lean / TPS Expert    


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