BHEL holds ‘Vendor meet’ to resolve quality issues in outsourced products

By Pervez Bari,
Bhopal, June 20 : The Transportation group of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), Bhopal unit organized a "Vendor meet" today to jointly resolve the quality issues in outsourced products. The meet was presided over by Sukul Lomash, General Manager (TPTN & CET)  and all senior officials of transportation group were also present in the meet. About 25 vendors attended the programme .
In his inaugural address, Lomash stressed the need for manufacturing a high quality product to sustain in the market and the role of vendors in achieving this objective. He expressed the fact that in the present market scenario, customer is at the driving seat and enjoys the right to demand the best possible product. Even for higher end engineering products, global competition is fierce for which BHEL and its sub-vendors have to together gear up to stand the competition. The role of sub-vendors is timely supply of defect free material at the best possible price so that there are no quality issues at the assembly stage and the final product is manufactured right in the first time. For this BHEL is also ready to extend the available resources and expertise to improve the technical competence of sub-vendors. 
Head of different functions viz. manufacturing, materials management, engineering, commercial and quality also addressed the gathering and highlighted the need to ensure quality in the outsourced items because failure of any component may lead to failure of the complete machine and since the traction machines are used in a very critical application of hauling trains, the quality is essential to maintain reliability of public transport services.
Rafeeq Khan, Sigma Industries, Dr. Satish Malik, Malik Industries and Saurabh Agrawal, SMPL also expressed their views on behalf of the suppliers and appreciated this initiative of problem solving through partnership. They also suggested that BHEL should enter into long term contracts with suppliers so that suppliers can build up better facilities to offer further superior  quality products.
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