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One of the major objectives of the SQC & OR Division is to promote applications of statistical and operations research methodologies in industries for quality control and optimization. SQC & OR Unit, Hyderabad as been providing consultancy services to industries to achieves this objective. Typically our consultancy services include:

  • Undertaking consultancy assignments for product/process development/improvement through implementation of modern quality management methodologies such as TQM, Six Sigma, Lean etc. and application of statistical methods. These assignments usually take about six months to one year or even more. The actual duration depends upon the size of the organization and the scope of the assignment.
  • Undertaking special projects/specific assignments involving problems in the areas of quality, productivity, R & D and process optimization. In these assignments, our specialists visit the industry, interact with the concerned personnel, discuss and analyses the problem, collect relevant data and conduct experiments if necessary, diagnose the problem, derive remedial measures and recommend them.
  • Preparing industries for systems accreditation such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000, QS 9000. In these assignments we provide training, help in document preparation, conduct management review meetings, conduct internal quality audit programmes, and get the industry ready for certification by certifying bodies. The duration of this type of assignments usually takes 6 months to one year depending upon the size of the organization.
  • Undertaking projects involving sample surveys. Recently we have completed a nation wide survey for Food Corporation of India and developed a stock verification procedure for them.
  • Developing software related to quality and optimization problems. Software on SPC called Qsoft was developed in collaboration with NSDRC.

Some Typical Assignments

  • We have undertaken and successfully completed numerous assignments from a variety of industries such as Engineering, Electrical and Electronic, Textiles, Automobiles, Process industries such as Cement, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Dairy, Poultry, Paper, service industries such as Hospitals, Banks and Software industries.
  • The list below indicates the nature of assignments taken up by us.
  • Introducing Quality Management Systems
  • Six Sigma Implementation
  • Preparing industries for ISO 9000/ QS 9000/ ISO 14000 quality
    systems certification.
  • Reduction of rejections, reworks, non-conformance.
  • Evolving robust process/ product designs (-reducing the variation of the process/product characteristics).
  • Improving process capabilities and process yields.
  • Reduction of fuel consumption.
  • Cost reduction.
  • Improving productivity.
  • Reduction of customer complaints.
  • Reduction of cycle times.
  • Pre-assessment audits/ participating in the certification audits.
  • Reliability and FMEA studies for reduction of failure performance of product and process.
  • Minimizing production time in printed circuit board manufacturing through Operations Research formulations and software development.
  • Material optimization in sheet metal through cutting stock formulations and
    TOPsoftware development
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