Remscheid/Baroda, India, September 1, 2010 – At this year’s Reliance Industries Quality Control Circle Awards, the Oerlikon Barmag on-site maintenance team pipped the other five contenders to the post. The five-person jury placed the focus of the assessment on the methods for troubleshooting and sourcing solutions. Here, the team around Maintenance Team Manager Pankaj Barot convinced the jury.
As a global player with a special focus on optimizing processes, Reliance Industries has established a Quality Control Circle (QCC). In addition to other measures, the benchmark and motivating force for the various QCC teams is an annual competition among the on-site maintenance workshops at the Reliance site.
And the setup of the on-site maintenance workshops is also a process improvement measure. For more than four years now, the Oerlikon Barmag Service Station in Baroda has had its own specialists stationed at the plants in Hazira and Patalganga, responsible for maintaining and servicing key components such as winders, godets and pumps. The advantages for the spinning plant operator are clear for all to see: the integration of the workshops into the company saves time, money and reduces downtimes. Working “at the heart of the operation” helps us to react so much faster. The spatial and content closeness allows us to identify potential problems far sooner. In turn, this considerably reduces the total-cost-of-ownership for systems operator”, confirms Pankaj Barot, commenting on the efficiency of the on-site solution.
Oerlikon Barmag maintains a service station in Baroda, India, for 15 years, herewith acting upon the company's maxim to be nearby its customers.