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Will manufacturing industry lead the move towards ‘social capitalism’?

Each company, whether small or large, must calculate a ‘Social Capitalism Index’ and an ‘ESG Index’. The debate will be about what will constitute the indices, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Quality and Innovation Management

Is there a link between quality and innovation? If you ask Toyota, the answer would appear to be a big YES, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Quality Control Circles: The basic building blocks of business excellence

Quality Control Circles (QCC) was the first innovation, which was formed to drive TQM (Total Quality Management) strong and deep in an organisation. A movement, which began in 1950 in Japan, is still going strong, says R Jayaraman.Read more

The way forward for India through Atmanirbharatha

On May 2020, PM Narendra Modi introduced the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat. He ignored the lockdown, and concentrated on the rebuilding work at hand. R Jayaraman explains how Indian manufacturers are playing a significant role in this revolution.Read more

Is this good news for the Indian auto industry?

It appears that the Indian auto industry has deftly handled the covid related adversities, and has come out a winner. It remains to be seen how this will be continued into the future years, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Challenges before Indian manufacturing sector in the next 25 years

In the Independence Day speech, PM Narendra Modi explained his idea of a new India by 2047. This is a sufficiently long term for transforming a country. R Jayaraman explains how the manufacturing industry in India can contribute to this ‘revolution’.Read more

Continuous improvement means profitable and sustainable future for industry

Only those organisations who have moved from Total Quality Movement (TQM) to Business/Performance Excellence/Triple Bottom Line (TBL) can successfully address the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) requirements, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Should Indian govt mandate continuous improvement practices in industry?

Total Quality Management (TQM), which began in 1950, is one of the key movements that shook the global industry. With the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a need to drive TQM harder and deeper through government mandate, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Dr V Krishnamurthy and the World Class Quality Movement in Indian industry

Dr V Krishnamurthy, known as the "Father of Indian PSUs", passed away on 26 June 2022. In this article, R Jayaraman talks about the pioneering work done by Dr Krishnamurth and his influence on the Indian manufacturing sector.Read more

The next 30 years belong to New India under AtmaNirbharatha

In the last 75 years (after independence), India has shifted from 'license raj’ regime (pre-1991) and to liberal economic policies (post-1991). The next 30 years are full of promise for the country, and the Indian will play a key role in an exciting new world, where sustainable industrial development will be the watchword, says R Jayaraman.Read more

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