The 3rd FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards for Manufacturing were presented today by Sidharth Birla, President of FICCI.
From the lifesciences sector, Jubilant Life Sciences Gajraula, Uttar Pradesh won the platinum (first) prize in large size category while Johnson & Johnson, Baddi, Dist. Solan, Himachal Pradesh won gold (second) prize in the same category.
Also present on the occasion were M M Singh, Chairman, FICCI Manufacturing Committee and Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India; Rohit Relan Co-Chair, FICCI Manufacturing Committee and Managing Director, Relan Group of Industries and Dr A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI.
FICCI quality system awards are completing their third year of journey. The award institutionalised for excellence in quality systems in manufacturing, assesses the ‘Quality Systems’ in organisations unlike most other awards which focus on product quality. The award is an initiative of FICCI Manufacturing Committee which works with an agenda of improving manufacturing competitiveness that would enable our economy to achieve increased contribution of manufacturing in our GDP. The current share of 16 per cent of manufacturing in India’s GDP has been stagnant for the last two decades and is nowhere near its potential.
Achieving this target requires enabling policy environment and also the need to follow global best practices in the processes at firm level.
Firms and companies that display high performance quality system leading to systematic improvement in organisation performance are felicitated with these awards. The awards provide a benchmark for the manufacturers as the best practices of awardees are shared with other applicants and also with industry at large. These awards are expected to motivate and act as a catalyst to encourage Indian manufacturers to adopt robust quality systems and thereby successfully face competition in the global market. Since its inception, Quality Council of India (QCI) has been the Knowledge Partner for the Awards.
EP News Bureau– Mumbai