Quality circles within an organization are a great tool for increasing efficiency. The CII- Goa, recently organised the first edition of its quality circle competition for companies in the state. The competition aimed at strengthening the quality movement among local industry.
In all 14 companies participated and gave interesting insights into outstanding examples of quality circles. Senior managers, supervisors and management personnel took advantage of the competition to showcase the benefits of QC to the audience.
Siemens Ltd, Verna emerged as the winners of the competition while Danlaw Electronics Assembly Ltd., and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co bagged the second and third placed respectively.
Two other companies Vedanta and Pentair Water India Pvt Ltd were awarded appreciation awards. The five winners from Goa state level competition will compete at the regional and national level competitions to be held in 2020.
Speaking about the concept of a quality circle, Lalit Saraswat, chairman, CII Goa said that, it is a participatory management technique that helps employees in solving problems related to their own jobs. “Circles are formed of employees working together in an operation who meet at intervals to discuss problems of quality and to devise solutions for improvements. Employees who participate in quality circles usually receive training in formal problem-solving methods such as brain-storming, pareto analysis, and cause-and-effect diagrams and are then encouraged to apply these methods either to specific or general company problems. After completing an analysis, they often present their findings to management and then handle implementation of approved solutions,” he said.
Saraswat further mentioned that, robust participation in the event indicates that there is a widespread use of quality tools among companies in Goa which will ultimately result in delivering quality products to the end user. He applauded the huge amount of enthusiasm and passion displayed by all the participating teams and encouraged them to continue their concerted efforts to improve quality and productivity in the industry.