Tata Chemicals, one of India’s leading science-led products-and- solutions companies has received three Platinum level awards at the 15th edition of the CII National Six Sigma Competition, 2021, held recently for some of the company’s Project Case Studies on technical innovation and plant operational efficiency improvements which were showcased at the competition.
Tata Chemicals teams emerged at the top for their Project Case Studies on ‘Monohydrate Plant Throughput Enhancement’, ‘To improve life of STD support roller’ and, ‘To reduce heat losses by improving heat recovery and heat transfer in Power plant processes’. The company’s project case study titled ‘To improve life of STD support roller’ was also ranked as a second runner-up in the competition. There were a total of 18 teams from different organisations across industries participating in the competition. These awards are a national recognition for Tata Chemicals’ ongoing commitment to efficiency, sustainability, and continuous creation of stakeholder value.
Commenting on the achievement, R Mukundan, MD & CEO, Tata Chemicals, said “We are delighted and honoured to see Tata Chemical teams win top honours at the 15 th edition of CII’s National Six Sigma Competition. Three of our teams winning top spots is testimony to the company’s relentless pursuit of efficiency and competitiveness in operations.”
“At Tata Chemicals we are strong believers in using the principles of six sigma as a tool for better quality control and consistency in manufacturing, production and improving efficiency” Mukundan added.
All the three top spots awards were won in the category titled Improvement Projects in Manufacturing/ Operations. While the team on ‘Monohydrate Plant Throughput Enhancement’ was led by Manish Babhale, the team working on the project on heat loss and heat transfer in power plants was led by Devang Thaker, Gaurang Raiyani led the team on ‘To Improve Life of STD Roller.’
In 2020 Tata Chemicals teams had won the prestigious CII- National Six Sigma Competition in the Gold level. The Six Sigma National Competition, was started by CII back in 2007, and every year the winning teams are chosen by an esteemed jury after presentations made by them.