The Bearings Market in India has a very strong foundation though it is not that visible. TATA Bearings the subsidiary of TATA Steel is one of the largest bearing manufacturers in Eastern India and the fourth largest in the country. It is situated in Kharagpur, 117km from Kolkata. TATA Bearings is a for profit company that produces Bearings such as Ball-bearings, Magneto Bearings etc. Its main target sector is the Automobile Sector which comprises of 45%. TATA Bearings is one of the major players in the Original Equipment Market. TATA Bearings has a pretty flat organizational structure and hence very effective communication is prevalent, the organizational climate is very good with all possible facilities at the employees' disposal. Now we see that TATA Bearings is facing fierce competition from SKF, FAG, NRB and other foreign firms. It does not have an aggressive marketing strategy, nor does it have a wide range of products like its competitors. The records maintenance in Bearings is not up to the mark and hence difficulties arise when trying to access data. On the surface level bearings looks very promising but an in-depth analysis shows that it is not all that great. But on the whole the company has come a long way from where it was to where it is now. The internship Project given to me was to verify the Procurement Data and identify areas where costs could be reduced. The sorting charges of companies were to be tabulated and the amount due was to be reported.
[...] Singh (Deputy Managing Director Corporate Services) The Organization TATA Bearings, an ISO 9001:2000/QS 9000 (certificate for product & process quality), ISO/TS 16949-2002(quality certificate for automotive parts), ISO14001-1996(certificate for conforming to Environmental Standards) & ISO 18001-1999(certificate for conforming to Occupational Health & Safety Management standards) certified division of TATA STEEL LIMITED; is one of India's largest quality bearing manufacturers. TATA Bearings has successfully challenged the TPM Award from JIPM in 2004 and is the only Bearings' Manufacturer in India to win the TPM Award from JIPM. [...]
[...] TATA Total Quality award fourth time in succession and runner up in Golden Peacock National Quality Award second time in succession - Won Chloride Trophy for TQM (1997-1998) instituted by CII 1999 Won Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award Best in overall category million production - 107% capacity utilization 2000 Plant wide Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) kick off 2000 Technical tie up with Nachi Fujikoshi of Japan 2001 First division in TATA Steel to receive QS 9000 certification 2001 Capacity expansion to 25 million (nameplate capacity) through buy out 2002 Ramp up to the installed capacity; commencement of expansion in TRBs with effect from April First division in TATA Group to be certified to TS 16949, increased presence in HHML 2004 TATA Bearing has successfully challenged the TPM Award from JIPM and is the only Bearing's Manufacturer in India to win the TPM Award from JIPM 2005 Production & Sales cross 25 & 25.5 mill bearings in FY05, TRB at 2.4 million, increased customer base 2006 Production & Sales expected 28 million, new symbols (in Large Tapered Roller Bearings, Clutch Release Bearings and Ball Bearings). [...]
[...] Background TATA Bearings is a profit center of TATA Steel Ltd with its manufacturing facility located in Kharagpur. It is the largest manufacturing unit in the Eastern part of India and the fourth largest bearings manufacturer in the country. TATA Bearings originally began its operation in 1978 under Metal Box India Ltd. During those days the plant could not achieve its designated capacity and incurred financial losses, its capacity was only 3.0 million bearings per annum. Consequently the unit was taken over by TISCO in 1983, while MRTP clearance was received only in June 1985. [...]
[...] The other amounts had not been recovered, this is because though TATA Bearings has a pretty good procurement system it has not been able to maintain its records very efficiently. There are records which overlap and in some cases the two completely different bills have been compiled into one, thus making it difficult to keep a track of the exact records. There have also been instances where I noticed that the amount to be debited to the sub-contractor had been debited to the company itself. [...]
[...] Free administration of polio drugs, clothes, free medicines for nearby areas etc at present a nearby village is being developed a school has been set up there free clothes and books for the children are given etc 2007 TATA Bearings Best Ever Sales: 29.000 Million increase over previous best of 27.379 Million during FY 2005-06 Best Ever Production: 30.000 Million increase over previous best of 28.000 Million during FY 2005-06 Best Ever In-House Rolling Element Production: 25.00 Million Sets increase over previous best of 24.10 Million Sets during FY 2005-06 Best Ever Grinding Production: 29.80 Million Sets increase over previous best of 28.10 Million Sets during FY 2005-06 Best Ever Man Power Production: 47,771 Bearings/ Man increase over previous best of 43,614 Bearings/ Man during FY 2005-06 INTERACTION WITH TRADE BODIES: Participated in the Vizag Scooter Motor Cycle Mechanics Welfare Association's (25th year) Silver Jubilee Celebration with an advertisement and an article promoting the Brand for the souvenir published for the occasion. [...]
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