Jamshedpur: Anand Sen, President TQM & Steel Business inaugurated the Tata Steel Productivity Week 2019 at WGO Lawn, inside the Works premises in the presence of Guest of Honour, Prabhat Lal, Treasurer & Accountant Tata Workers Union.
Speaking on the occasion, Anand Sen stressed on the need for improving labour productivity with special emphasis on contract labour productivity. He spoke on how one can leverage technology and simplify systems thereby improving overall productivity.
Prabhat Lal spoke on the importance of improving productivity and how it was the key differentiator in today’s competitive world.
The function started with a gallery walk depicting the improvement initiatives undertaken by various Divisions of Tata Steel. Thereafter, the Productivity flag was unfurled. Similar functions were held at other locations of Tata Steel like Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Tubes Division, CRM-Bara, and Tata Steel Bearings Division.
Productivity Week owes its origin to the National Productivity Council established in 1985 by the Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India that has been working towards promotion of productivity culture in India. This culture is primarily being promoted through information dissemination by identifying themes that affect productivity and growth through yearly Productivity Week Celebrations.
This year “Circular Economy for Productivity & Sustainability” has been selected as the national theme for the National Productivity Week to be celebrated from February 12 – 18, 2019 at all locations of Tata Steel. Various events like productivity awareness sessions, conference on leveraging artificial intelligence and simulation for productivity improvement, divisional productivity contest, skit competition, and online quizzes will be organised across different locations of Tata Steel.