• The only
    Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturer outside of Japan to win the prestigious
    Deming Prize, for the second time for its manufacturing plants
  • In 2016, Ashok
    Leyland, Pantnagar became the first CV manufacturer outside of Japan to win the
    prestigious Deming Prize

2017, Chennai:
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, yesterday
received the prestigious 2017 Deming Prize for its Hosur Unit II manufacturing
facility. The Deming Prize is one of the highest awards on Total Quality
Management. It is a global award which is the oldest and most widely recognized
award in the world, given to companies that have established customer oriented
business objectives and strategies,  and
implemented Total Quality Management (TQM)to achieve them.In 2016, Ashok
Leyland Pantnagarplant had become the first truck and bus plant in the world
and also the only CV manufacturer outside of Japan to win this coveted award.
With the Hosur unit II plant winning this year, Ashok Leyland becomes the only
CV manufacturer outside of Japan to achieve this feat consecutively.
Mr. Vinod K.
Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland
said, “Ashok Leyland brand stands for quality. Our endeavor is to achieve the
best quality in everything that we do. Winning the Deming Prize consecutively
for our second unit is a testimony to our efforts and our belief. All of us at
Ashok Leyland are very proud to have achieved this. Delivering quality has been
an integral part of our brand promise of ‘AapkiJeet,
and we will continue to raise the bar for ourselves and the
industry.This is indeed a big milestone in our journey and adds another feather
to company’s achievements of delivering industry firsts.”
According to
Mr. R. Sivanesan, Senior Vice President – Quality, Sourcing and Supply Chain,
Ashok Leyland
Pantnagar, our Hosur plant has now secured the highest recognition in TQM which
no other CV manufacturer, outside Japan, has achieved. This is resultant of our
intense focus on quality processes and customer oriented approach with
efficient people management. Although the plant was established over two
decades ago, it is replete with state-of-the-art finishing and assembling
facilities including paint shops and press shops. Achieving this feat for our
Hosur plant gives us confidence to continue our journey in TQM and replicate
the success in our other facilities to conquer new frontiers.”

Sharing his
views, Mr. Harihar P., Senior Vice President – Manufacturing and Project
Planning, Ashok Leyland
, “Winning
the Deming Prize for our two manufacturing facilities is indeed a proud achievement
for us.  Our attention to all processes
while maintaining a world-class quality is what has helped us win this prize.
Our focus was to showcase the effective quality management methods, established
structures for implementation and how these methods are put into practice. If
we continue to excel in achieving quality in everything that we do, our
stakeholders will continue to reward us with their loyalty and trust.”
The Deming
Prize was established in 1951 by Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers
(JUSE) to honor W. Edwards Deming, who contributed greatly to Japan’s
proliferation of statistical quality control after World War II. The selection
procedure of the winner involves a tedious process. It is a very intense and
time consuming effort both for the company and the examination body. The Deming
Prize Committee views the examination process as an opportunity for
‘mutual-development’, rather than an ‘examination’.
The applicants
are not provided with any criteria or issues to be addressed. They are expected
to identify and address important issues based on the business objectives which
in turn allows quality methodologies to be further developed. Every factor such
as the applicants’ attitude toward executing Total Quality Management (TQM),
their implementation status and the resulting effects are taken into overall
consideration before the final winner is decided.
For further information/media
queries, contact:
Sunil Gate
Head – Corporate Communications
Ashok Leyland Limited
+91 9823093000

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