๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž P๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ/๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž: During the recent few mentoring sessions with the Start-ups, I have realized that most of the entrepreneurs are so much fascinated with their products/services, that during their sales speech, they focus only on the product/service and its features and they rarely present it as a solution to some problem.

I always strongly recommend that, during the feasibility study itself, the entrepreneurs must try to link their product/service to the solution of some problem in the industry/society/community. It is very easy to sell the product/service standalone. Still, itโ€™s always difficult to scale it up, after the initial fancy buying process is over unless we link it up as a solution to some problem.

If we watch most of the advertisements on social media or television, they sell a solution to the problem and not the product โ€ฆwatch it carefully .

Even Everest Masala is being sold with the tag line โ€œtaste ๐ค๐š๐ก๐š ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ, taste ๐ฒ๐š๐ก๐š ๐ก๐ž๐ฒโ€. They try to solve your problem of not being able to have tasty food all the time .โ€œ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐ค๐ก๐š๐จ ๐๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐  ๐ค๐ข ๐›๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ข ๐ฃ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐จโ€ has become a jargon to solve the problem of โ€œnot being able to think creatively?โ€.

We not only help start-ups to link their product/service as a solution to the problem but in our engineering business also, every module is carefully crafted to address, chronic problems of the industry in the field of Quality management and business transformation. The industry has a problem of not having an integrated solution provider

๐’๐š๐ ๐š๐ซ ๐Š๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ค๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข

๐‚๐š๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐๐ ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ 

 

๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐€๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ

In the process of offering Integrated services under one roof, ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฑ is very happy and proud to announce, the signing of the MOU with ๐—›๐—–๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ through its Indian subsidiary, to market homologation and related technical/consulting services in India.

We will be helping Indian automotive companies to get ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ for theirย vehicles, systems, and components. At the same time, we will be providing technical coordination and consulting services for ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป through ARAI. Both the management of ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—›๐—–๐—ฆ India has recently signed MOU for launching these services.
With deep penetration in the Indian market, along with quality project management capabilities, ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฑ will definitely synergize with, homologation Technical skills and authority representation from ๐—›๐—–๐—ฆ, to make this partnership immensely successful.
In upcoming partnership projects, we would like to support customers with theย most cost-effective and practical solutions. Customers can getย appealing offerings from usย when using our services. More than that, we promise to continue deliveringย consistent support for Homologation services or any homologation-related technical problemย whenever customers need it.

Catalydd Management

 

Process capability is the performance level of the process after it has
been brought under statistical control. In other words, process capability is the

range over which the natural variation of the process occurs as determined by the

system of common causes.

It is used to predict the extent to which the process will be able to comply with specifications.
We must do it to set realistic cost-effective part specifications based on the customer’s needs and the costs associated with the supplier meeting those needs.
From the capability study, we may know the hidden costs. This could mean that unnecessary costs could occur such as sorting to actually meet customer needs.

๐™’๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™™๐™™ ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™Ž๐™ž๐™ญ ๐™Ž๐™ž๐™œ๐™ข๐™– ๐˜ผ๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™.

reach us atย sales1@catalydd.com

Softskill Training

Before the Pandemic, there was already a less focus on soft skill training by organizations, and post-pandemic it has gone to the bottom, under โ€œcost-savingโ€.

But historically it’s proven that without, soft-skills the domain skills do not flourish.

Some of the clear benefits of soft skills

1)Increased productivity
2)Stronger teamwork
3)More effective leaders
4)Improved retention of top talent
5)Reduced turnover
6)Improved employee morale
7)Stronger, more effective interdepartmental communication
8)Improved consistency in output, productivity

Our soft skills training division head Vidisha has recently conducted a brief session on soft skills, which is a kick-start of a series of sessions coming up for the next 2 years, for one of our esteem clients and the response is visible

Initially, there was hesitance and then there was overcrowding to discuss /debate/understand…improve.

Reach us at sales@catalydd.com to have such effective sessions in your organization too.

 

 

Scalable Approach in developing system in quality Management service

Being into the business ofย #qualitymanagment, we always come across many customers, who complain that, though their suppliers possess certain mandatory Quality Certifications, still they are not able toย meet quality requirements โ€ฆ.why..why?

The answer to this is not very complicated or a rocket science.

We come across many situations, where everything seems to be ok on the documents, but in reality there are system lapses.
Being in to ย #auditing domain we analyzed the major reasons behind it as,
1)ย #qualitymanagmentsystemsย are implemented but a sustenance mechanism is not developed.
2)ย #qualitymanagmentsystems works perfect at particular scale, but it fails as business starts scaling up ..so scalability factor is not considered while designing. Sales takes over quality.
3)ย #qualitymanagmentsystems are designed but the Structure required for maintaining the system is not dynamically designed.
4)#qualitymanagmentsystemsย are designed ,implementation is done but Continuous training approach is missing.
5)#qualitymanagmentsystems are designed focusing on Quality aspect, but human aspect is missing, so practical difficulties are not addressed …deviations starts.

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ,๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ , ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ข๐จ.
Write us back onย ๐’”๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”@๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’…๐’….๐’„๐’๐’Žย for any support you need. Our objective is to make every business shine, on the global platform.

Catalydd is always one step ahead in its business offerings. Now we are going digital in our services. As a first step we have digitized our data management of inspection services.

The problems it solves

  • Having Data Centralized at one location
  • Data Modification/Changes once entered no possible In Forwards
  • Dependency For Data Availability eliminated, data available in ne log in.
  • Accountability Of โ€œEfficiencyโ€ In the Inspection Process
  • Complete visibility of โ€œConsolidated Inspection Dataโ€ For Satellite Locations
  • ย โ€œProcess Mapping to The Defects “Through the Inspection Data
  • Drastic reduction in Time and Human Effort for Analyzing Data on Different Parameters
  • โ€œInspected OK partโ€™s Data available on tips.

 

๐Š๐ž๐ฒ ๐…๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ

  • Data entry through Mobile app/web browsing
  • Offline data entry on the mobile app or through templates (scan and upload)
  • Online PPAP documents / deviation / SOP / WI / 8D report submission and approval
  • Capture defective part images
  • First Time Right and reworked parts data can be seen separately
  • Customization of reports
  • You can also install at the supplier end to have better control on quality & quantity

Why Having and Following Organization Structure is Essential

Donโ€™t get surprised to know that, out of total industrial units in India, 90% are SMEs, with the whooping employment they are generating of around 100 million, which clearly indicates their contribution to the Indian economy.

In our engineering & consulting divisions, we come across many SMEs and yes some large organizations also, as customers. Specifically in consulting we have a few customers, whom we are guiding for business transformation. Through this experience and my past 27 years of experience, where we use to deal with the SME sector as a customer, one problem I have observed that

  • โ€œOrganization structureโ€ either does not exist, or
  • it exists but itโ€™s not followed or itโ€™s not working.

When I try to discuss with the owners/senior management, they either do not believe or do not know the benefits of having a structured organization, let it be of 20-30 employees or 100โ€”200 employees.

The negative impact of this is

  • Owners or Senior managers are overloaded, so not able to work for development or the future.
  • Owners or senior managers become constrained and most of the things get delayed at their end.
  • High attrition rate and attracting talent is a big challenge for them.
  • Middle or junior level team is always confused and demotivated and they always look for opportunities in MNCs or large organizations

We can completely understand the challenges of the SME sector, where cost pressures are huge, as comparative competition is enormous, but this same sector has issues on manpower retention, attracting talent, unclear working environment. To curb all these issues, the most important step is to establish a structured organization.

Many of the entrepreneurs feel that establishing a structured organization will lead to working in Silos and then they lose flexibility, which is essential in the SME sector. But, this is quite the wrong impression. Having a structured organization is nothing but to have an SOP for โ€œQuality managementโ€, โ€œWrite what we do and do what we writeโ€.

One can have multiple responsibilities, and those can be defined in the organization structure. For example, a โ€œCommercial officerโ€, can handle, admin, purchase,ย  finance, and can have MULTIPLE responsibilities clearly defined/delegated, but cannot have INFINITE ย responsibilities undefined.

You can start with the Flat organization structure, where you can finish the structure in min 1 or max 3 levels, and as the business grows, the levels can be increased, the matrix can be implemented.

Another problem we see is, though the structure is defined, itโ€™s not followed, either by senior management or by owners themselves. I interact with many mid/junior employees, who leave such organizations because, they do not know who is their boss and every SO-CALLED boss, expects them to perform in a different way (this is the scenario even in large businesses ).

So once we define the structure, it is essential that there has to be clarity, of who is whose Manager and this needs to be followed, especially when it comes to giving instructions.

One more problem, we see generally, that structure is in place, team members know their responsibility, but they are notย EMPOWEREDย ย to make decisions. We should not forget that,ย RESPONSIBILITYย comes with theย AUTHORITY, somebody TRUSTED US and gave AUTHORITY and thatโ€™s why we couldย GROW, we need to follow the same for ourย TEAM.

Author: Dr.Sagar Kulkarni

PS: This Article is written based on his real-life experiences while leading various organizations and now while consulting for SME sector

 

 

Quality Assurance Outsourcing: The new Mantra for Being Quality Leader in The Industry

The existence ofย Quality Managementย Systems has traces since the early years of the 19th century. Over the period of timeย Qualityย control has evolved dramatically and now at a broader level, we see it has two aspects,ย Qualityย control, andย Qualityย assurance.

We strongly believe thatย Qualityย control is not “somebody elseโ€™s ” function, but the one who produces must ensureย Qualityย control. This ultimately means the production department must take care of theย Qualityย of the product they are producing.

Qualityย Control is not an impulsive process and it follows a lot of rules, procedures, standards, methods and the basket of all this constitutes โ€œQuality Management Systemsโ€, the function which keeps doing โ€œProcess Auditโ€ of theย Qualityย Control function and keeps mapping the adherence of procedures to the standards, under the umbrella of โ€œQualityย Assuranceโ€.

ย Butย Qualityย assurance is anย โ€œAuditโ€ย function and we know that the process owner, cannot be the Processย Auditor, and hence the development of the separateย Qualityย function,ย Qualityย Assurance, evolved, in the process of the Industrial revolution.

ย By now most of the industries have separatedย Qualityย control andย Qualityย assurance function, but the effectiveness is still missing, as both are controlled by the Same “Business operations”. Many businesses have kept reporting ofย the Qualityย Assurance function to the senior management, most of the time to the plant heads and in some cases to the CEOs. But these big positions are many times busy with strategic issues and thenย Qualityย assurance gets ignored or compromised.

Nobody in the organization deviatesย Qualityย Control process or for that matter any standard processes intentionally, but most of the time due to the business environment, customer pressures, missing resources,ย the Qualityย Control function is compromised, even with the presence ofย Qualityย Assurance function.

ย This is where Catalydd Engineering, comes into the picture, where we take overย the Qualityย Assurance function in your business and the function reports to our โ€œproject managerย โ€œand our โ€œproject managerโ€ย reports to the senior functions in your business.

What do we do?

1)we constantly conduct a โ€œProcess Auditโ€ of your processes to ensure that, in the event of production pressure or missing resources, theย Qualityย Control function is not compromised

ย 2)we periodically audit your procedures, formats and keep them updated with the latest version of the standard and latest processes changes.

ย 3)We track layered process audits and create a platform, where all deviations/abnormalities are discussed and closed with permanent actions.

ย 4)We also audit your Feasibility studies,ย PPAPs, APQP, FMEAsย to ensure that all procedures are followed with the intentions for which those are designed and actions are in process.

ย 5)We also โ€œAuditย โ€œthe โ€œTrainingโ€ process, where either the existing or the new team members are constantlyย โ€œTrainedโ€ย to deliver “Qualityย Controlled” productsย 

ย 6)We alsoย โ€œAuditโ€ the โ€œProcessโ€ of recording, monitoring, and managing the Cost of Poorย Quality.

Catalydd is very strong in managingย Qualityย Assurance function and our experience with our customers tells us that, outsourcing ofย Qualityย Assurance function is giving, huge benefits to the Industry. In the elusive environment of Cost-saving, this may initially look like a little extra cost, but the return on the invested extra cost is very quick, and long-term benefits are incomparable.

ย For Small and medium-sized businesses, we take over the entire โ€œQualityโ€ department, to ensure that the knowledge, performance, and resources gaps are taken care effectively.

Your business is to Develop and Sale the products in the most efficient way, our business is to help you to focus on that, without worrying about the โ€œQualityโ€ part of it.

Article Written By- Dr. Sagar Kulkarni

Linkedin:ย https://www.linkedin.com/in/sagarkulkarni1972

 

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