Jamshedpur: Tata Steel is observing Quality Month in November reinforcing its belief that ‘Quality’ is not only restricted to any product, process or system but also demonstrated in every activity that we are involved in.
November month is celebrated worldwide as Quality Month.
Tata Steel’s illustrious journey of Quality Excellence has been built on a strong foundation of employee involvement culture of improvement at every level. Automation and implementation of multiple digital initiatives have increased efficiency of operations even at the level of shop-floor.
The Quality Month was kicked off by T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel on November 2, 2022, during CEO & MD Online. On this occasion, he paid tribute to late Dr J J Irani for his contribution to the Quality Journey of Tata Steel. In his message, he emphasised the importance of ‘Gemba’ culture and urged the employees for their wholehearted participation in the Quality Month initiatives.
In order to emphasize further on this aspect, the theme for the Quality Month this year has been chosen as – “Towards Gemba focused Excellence”. This encourages managers and leaders to observe the actual work processes, engage with employees/ contract workforce, gain knowledge about the work processes, and explore opportunities for continuous improvement, furthering our Excellence journey.
As part of Quality Month celebrations, various enterprise-wide initiatives have been planned on the Gemba theme, like, Shop Floor Connect Programs, Talks on the theme by our esteemed customers, Vendor Panel Discussion, Suggestion Drive and Small Group Activities (SGA) Drive on Gemba Focused Quality Improvements, WOW (Window on the World) session, Quality Quiz, Quality Myth Busters, etc.