TVS Motor Bags Deming Award For Quality Mgmt
Industry considers the Deming award as equivalent to the Nobel prize in the field of quality.
In another feather on TVSMC’s cap, its parent, Sundaram Clayton Ltd (SCL) has been awarded the Japan Quality Medal by the Union for its brakes division. This division had won the Deming award in 1998 and the current award is in recognition of its achievement in its total quality management practices. SCL is only the second company outside Japan to win the award, and the first one in the country.
With the latest award, the TVS group has hit a hat trick. Earlier, SCL and Sundaram Brake Linings were awarded the prize. So far only TVS group companies have bagged this prestigious award in the country.
“There is a strong resemblance of the quality award’s requirements to the TVS way of life. These quality principles were in force when the TVS group founder had been operating a 400-strong bus fleet in the early 1900’s before their nationalisation,” says SCL and TVSMC managing director Venu Srinivasan.
“There is no instant mantra or extra effort that can prepare one for such an examination (required for the award), except the arduous and diligent process of consistently applying the process of TQM over a long period in every facet
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