Winning the Deming Prize – 2018
JSW Steel, India's leading steel company and the flagship business of the US$ 13 billion JSW Group, has been awarded the Deming Prize for its Vijayanagar Works manufacturing unit. It is the largest single location integrated steel plant in the world to be given the prestigious Deming Prize for excellence in Total Quality Management (TQM). The Deming Application Prize is a world-renowned annual quality award presented by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) to companies that have achieved distinctive performance benchmarks through the application of TQM.
The Deming Application Prize will be formally presented to JSW Steel on 14th November 2018, in Tokyo.
The Deming Prize is considered to be the highest award on Quality Management in the world. It recognizes both individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of Total Quality Management and businesses that have successfully implemented TQM. Industry considers the Deming award as equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the field of quality.
Deming Prize is open to the global community and awarded to applicants on merit. It is not an award to be won by competing with other companies. The Deming Application Prize tests the application of TQM within a company. Several companies around the world apply for the award, but a few succeed. Those who succeed, command respect.
Mr. Seshagiri Rao
Joint Managing Director of JSW Steel and Group CFO
"JSW Steel is privileged to be honoured with the Deming Prize for our Quality Management at Vijayanagar Works steel plant. It is a testimony of JSW Steel's uncompromising commitment to the TQM benchmarks we have set & achieved over the last several years. This coveted award complements our strong partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturers many of whom are Deming prize winners themselves. Our journey over the years has been exciting and this award is a tremendous inspiration for everyone at JSW Steel to move forward with the winning spirit and achieve new heights."
Dr. Vinod Nowal
Deputy Managing Director
"We are proud to have the Indian flag flying high at a global quality conclave. We designed the '0757' campaign to inculcate quality process in all our employees right from those on the shop-floor to the top-floor at JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works. The Deming Prize is a testimony to our efforts in implementing a system-based approach in quality & process design to ensure constant improvements in operations. We will continue to focus on raising our benchmarks in these areas going forward."