India – Recently a one-day training programme was organised by CICU. This programme was emphasized on manufacturing excellence through metallurgy advancements. More than 20 participants attended this training programme. Mr. NK Khullar conducted the interactive sessions of the training.
Khullar has 45 years of experience in automotive and engineering industries. By qualification, he is a BE in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Roorkee.
The highlight of the training was to enlighten the participants about the following:
- Basic principles of ferrous metals- metallurgy
- Heat treatment and processes
- Eight stages of setting the product price
- Price sensitivity – what type of buyer the product has, price and costs
- Dimensions of the quality of the product/service and its impact on the price
- Breakeven analysis
- Price and quality
- Introduction to the product pricing strategies
And many other factors relevant to the industry.
Experts from the industry, having masters in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, have illustrated several reasons as to why this training needs to be performed.
According to Upkar Singh Ahuja who is the President of CICU – “The subject of metallurgy advancements in the industry needs to be upgraded at all levels. It should be raised in micro, small and medium enterprises. When it comes to global competition, one has to achieve excellence in manufacturing through metallurgy. This aspect has become very important and plays a vital role.”
He further said that with this training on board the participants would gain awareness about metallurgy advancements used in production and manufacturing. This in turn will help them to pave the path towards various metals used in the industry.
General Secretary of CICU Mr. Pankaj Sharma expressed his view point by saying that the information shared in the workshop would help the participants in several ways. They will learn to reduce manufacturing cost i.e. scrap/rejection, ways and means to increase productivity, enable to improve overall quality and resource utilisation, rework and warranty claims, measures to reduce production lead time, gain knowledge to compete in current market and improve customer satisfaction. All these would result into overall increasing of profitability.