Jamshedpur, Nov 23: Tata Steel has won five prestigious awards for systematic application of Value Engineering during the 37th INVEST International Virtual Conference held on November 20-21.
Indian Value Engineering Society (INVEST) has conferred Tata Steel the prestigious “Handa Golden Key Award” for excellence in systematic application of Value Engineering at Engineering & Projects. The company has been awarded the “Mohta Award” for best Value Engineering case study in India for improvement in plant layout of Briquette Plant at Tata Steel Kalinganagar and bagged two “Commendation Awards” for value study of optimization of Programmable Logic Controllers at Cold Rolling Mill at Jamshedpur and using ‘Risk’ as a value element and expected value as a method for value measurement to build resilience in projects. Another award, Fellowship of INVEST (FINVEST) has been awarded to Surya Prakash Prabhaker based on his technical competency, outstanding accomplishment and distinct contribution in promoting Value Management in India.
Expressing happiness on receiving the awards, Avneesh Gupta, Vice President TQM and Engineering & Projects, Tata Steel said: “It is indeed a proud moment for all of us in Tata Steel. Our Quality journey has been in progress for the last three decades and we have embedded the culture of continuous improvement in our DNA. Along the way, we have achieved many laurels. The journey has benefitted Tata Steel, its employees and its customers and this recognition is another testimony of our efforts on Quality.”
Notably, Tata Steel is observing November as Quality Month. The theme for the Quality Month 2021 is “GenQ: Next Generation of Quality”. The theme focuses on the next Generation Quality, to perfect the balance between people, processes and technology. Tata Steel has been quality conscious since long and it focusses on need of continual improvement and performance excellence in every field. The month-long campaign is celebrated every year in November to reinforce the principles of maintaining high quality deliverables across various systems and processes. The purpose is to raise awareness for the need of continuous improvement and celebrate contributions made by individual and teams towards performance excellence.