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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A HOUSE JOURNAL OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WIRE DIVISION (INDIA)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  November 2009 - March 2010




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MD visits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pithampur Wire Plant


                                                                         Events at Wire Division
                                                                                                        Mr Nerurkar MD Tata Steel, visited Pithampur Wire Plant
                                                                                                        on 14th January. He visited the shop floor and saw the
                                                                                                        various Kaizen projects taken up there. He appreciated the
                                                                                                        good work of the employees and the upkeep and visual
                                                                                                        work place management of the plant.

                                                                                                        The Global Wires Business Council led by TV Narendran
                                                                                                        met at our Wuxi Jinyang Metal Products Co, unit in China
                                                                                                        on 8th Feb 2010.




                                                                                                        Pankaj Kumar, Head (Training - TQM) recounts his
                                                                                                        association with Wire Division which began in 2004 with
                                                                                                        Wire Rod Mill West and continues with Global Wires units
                                                                                                        in China and Thailand.


                                                                                                        Women Empowerment Cell:- "CHETNA" has been formed
                                                                                                        to raise the potential of women employees working at
                                                                                                        Wire Division by addressing their personal and
                                                                                                        professional requirements.



                                                                         This issue covers
                                                                         EIC invited to speak at the CII Manufacturing Summit - 01    Radhakrishnan Nair visited SIW - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12                       TWP-1 Canteen Renovated                        - 23
                                                                         EIC Visits BaoSteel Wires, China                      - 01   Pankaj Kumar at WJMP China - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12                         Pankaj Kumar - Interview                       - 24
                                                                         LR PC Strands Line Flag off & 1st Despatch from TWP II- 02   Quality Speaks ............................................................ - 13 - 14   Senior Management Team at Tata Steel Limited   - 25
                                                                         MD’s visit to Pithampur Wire Plant                    - 03   Birthdays and Events in Out Locations                                            - 15   BIS Certification                              - 26
                                                                         Bar Coding at Tarapur Wire Plant...                   - 04   26th January Republic Day Celebrations at Tarapur                                - 16   Business Excellence Workshops                  - 27
                                                                         Brave Act                                             - 04   Holi at Wire Division                                                            - 16   TSEEM Training Programme , Kurgaon.            - 27
                                                                         Antakshari Competition: Making Music                  - 05   BIS Certification at Tarapur Wire Plant - II                                     - 28   How Noise Affects Us                           - 28
                                                                         Safety Awareness Drive                                - 06   Thank You Party, Lanka Steel Celebrates Annual Day, Wuxi                                Womens Day Celebrations                        - 29
                                                                         Interactive Session with Eliyahu Goldratt             - 07   Jingyang Celebrates Annual Day                                              - 17 - 18   Ethics & Women Empowerment Cell                - 30
                                                                         CCCQ Circles Prizes                                   - 08   Kabbadi Team wins Inter-Tata Kabbadi tournament                                  - 19   Spring Steel Plant achievements in Dec-2009    - 31
                                                                         Chief Operation’s visit to Indore                     - 09   New Appointees & Promotions                                                      - 20   Finance Meet at Tarapur                        - 32
                                                                         6th TATA Crucible Business Quiz                       - 09   Long Services Awards & Retirements                                               - 21   Global Wires Business Council Meeting China    - 33
                                                                         Hamaara Manch                                         - 10   SGAs driving Improvement on the Shopfloor!                                       - 22   Hidden Talent - Basant Chauhan                 - 34
Published by - Tata Steel Wire Division, Borivli (E), Mumbai 66, India   VMGW Exercise gathers more momentum                   - 11   Su Samvad                                                                        - 23   Shabash Mahesh                                 - 35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Young Achievers                                - 36
Please send your suggestions to - marketing@wires.tatasteel.com
                                                                                                                                            Young Achievers
Message from                                                                                                                          Saransh Srivastava son of Ms Bindu Srivastava is an extraordinary child with all round brilliance.

Executive In-Charge                                                                                                                   Apart from being a class topper in studies he has achieved distinction in co-curricular activities such
                                                                                                                                      as Cyber Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Spell Bee and Oral Maths competition.
-Global Wires Division                                                                                                                Saransh a Student of Class 3 at Cambridge School Kandivali has secured 1st Rank in school and 5th
                                                                                                                                      in Mumbai in “Cyber Olympiads” and then participated in the 2nd round which is for top 200
As FY 2010 gets over and becomes part of history, we can justifiably feel a sense of great accomplishment on what have
                                                                                                                                      students across India. Saransh also secured 1st rank in the International Science Olympiad at State
been achieved by the Wire India operations during the year. Not only was the daunting task of relocating out of Borivli
                                                                                                                                      level; 1st Rank in Spell Bee in school along with 1st Rank in oral maths. His computer knowledge
accomplished smoothly but also all the new and the relocated facilities at Tarapur and ISWP have been commissioned.
                                                                                                                                      some times puts his mother an IT expert into embarrassment and does the same with his General
While, in itself, this has been one of the big tasks for the division it gives me great pleasure to see the extent of new
                                                                                                                                      Knowledge to his father.
initiatives, new capability building and increased involvement of all employees in TQM / improvement initiatives.

I am sure all of us deserve great personal satisfaction from our safety performance in FY 10. For the first time in the history
of the Wire Division we have had zero LTIF (Lost Time Injury Frequency) in India as also in our China operations. Mike
Byrne of Du Pont has appreciated our efforts made – but we all know that we still need to do much more to make this
                                                                                                                                                       Sairaj B. Patil, son of Bipin Patil (Senior Manager HR/IR) has been                 Mihir Ghonge, son of
sustainable.
                                                                                                                                                       selected for the Under-14 Mumbai Cricket Team for the season                        Sanjay Ghonge (Banking
We have completed FY 2010 with a financial performance better than ABP with a bottom line of approx USD 19 million                                      2009-10. Sairaj is attending regular cricket net practice at the MCA               section) loves writing
for the entire Global Wires Business. All our units (except China) have met and exceeded the ABP. Our unit in China,                                    indoor cricket academy at the Bandra-Kurla complex, Mumbai.                        poems, One of his poems
which has been positioned as a world class best quality manufacturer for the export market, has been affected by closure                                                                                                                   ‘Surya Ugawala Nahin Tar’
of some of its major markets (US, EU) due to anti dumping measures.                                                                                                                                                                        was recently published in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           leading Marathi
During the year we have achieved good success on our journey towards performance                                                                                                                                                           Newspaper on the
excellence and TQM institutionalization on the shopfloor. The recent JNT assessment                                                Ms Shruti, class V student and daughter B G Manjunath                                                   occasion of Children's Day.
brings the Wire Division close to the 600 point “ JRD QV winning” mark. Both SIW and                                               who is working at DWP as a part of the Management
WJMP had their maiden JNT assessment. It is our proud privilege that SIW has crossed                                               Agency PIPL, was felicitated by the Director of Education,
the 450 point band (480 points) in its debut assessment, possibly a unique                                                         Karnataka Government for excellence in academics.
achievement within the Group. WJMP has also performed exceptionally well and has
been assessed at 430 points. This is a positive reinforcement of institutionalizing the
'TQM way' in our processes and activities at all the Global Wires units.

The achievements and successes of FY 2010 despite the many hurdles                                                                                                               Bipin Patil, Senior Manager HR/IR has been
faced gives the entire Wire Division a strong sense of confidence and                                                                                                            awarded ‘Certificate of Appreciation’in
self assuredness. Going forward there are many areas in which we                                                                                                                 recognition of his achievements in fulfilling
need to improve ourselves to sustain our leadership position in                                                                                                                  the service mission of the Lions Club by the
India and be counted among the best in the world. For FY 11 we                                                                                                                   Lions Club Multiple Council Chairman 2009-
need to focus ourselves on (a) consolidation of our                                                                                                                              10 on 08/12/2009.
restructured India operations, (b) getting closer to our
customers / consumers through CVM / VMGW
rollouts, (c) continuing to institutionalize TQM
practices for greater employee involvement and                                                                                      Pranav Pednekar (11years), son of Sushil and Shruti Pednekar cracked
improving employee engagement, (d) bringing                                                                                         the science exam conducted by International Olympiad of Science (IOS)
in the TOC way of thinking in all our processes                                                                                     in 2009, with a score of 75%, which fetched him the 2nd position in his
and (e) sustaining the safety performance with                                                                                      school, Lokhandwala Foundation School, and rank 75 at International
better roll out of JCC and PSRM activities.                                                                                         Level. He was awarded a silver medal from IOS for this achievement.

You are aware that Rajiv Mangal is leaving us
to take over Tubes Division as EIC. Rajiv has
led the India operations wonderfully in the
past 20 months and deserves all credit for the
successes. I will personally miss him. May I
                                                                                                                                  Maharashtra State School Tournament was held at Kurgaon on 11th to 13th Dec 09.
welcome Rajiv Kumar who brings along a
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Shyam Sunder - Chief of Operation, Tata Steel Wire Division was the chief guest at the prize distribution function.
wealth of experience in the area of Technology
and Flat Products. I am sure he will also provide                                                                                 This tournament was hosted by Tarapur Vidyamandir and supported by Tata Steel, Jindal Steel and other companies.
great leadership to the India Wires Business.

All the best for a great FY 11.

Warm regards,



Sunil Bhaskaran
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                                                                            November 2009 - March 2010
                                                                                                                                    Message from
                                                                                                                                    Chief Wire Division
                                                                                                                                    Dear Friends,

                                                                                                                                    As we start the new financial year, it's time to introspect the year that has gone by. In many ways, it was a historic year. We
                                                                                                                                    shifted the manufacturing activity from Borivali to Tarapur and Jamshedpur. I must compliment you all and the union
                                                                                                                                    leadership for making this possible. This has been a benchmark relocation. The new LRPC Strands and Galvanizing lines at
                                                                                                                                    Tarapur and ISWP have started production. Due to this relocation, Wire Division lost production during the year.
                                                                                                                                    Challenge now is to reach the rated capacities as quickly as possible. The Division ended the year with ZERO LTIF. This is
                                                                                                                                    very good performance. We need to maintain this.



                                                                                                                                    The new financial year brings in new challenges and opportunities for the business. The
                                                                                                                                    production and sales plan for Fy11 is fixed at 327,000MT. A substantial portion of
                                                                                                                                    the same will be exported around the world. We have decided to enter the
                                                                                                                                    value added wire products market. The competitive intensity is increasing
                                                                                                                                    with global players becoming more aggressive in the Indian market. The
                                                                                                                                    availability of good quality wire rods will go up in the market with
                                           Mahesh Pimple, an Associate working in Tarapur Wire Plant 1 is an outstanding            commissioning of new high quality Wire Rod Mills. We have scored well
                                           example of how hard work and dedication can contribute to success.                       in the recent J N Tata assessment. Challenge now is to take a
                                                                                                                                    minimum increase of 50 points (over last year) in the
                                                                                                                                    external TBEM assessment due in June 2010. With the
     Mahesh joined Wire Division as an apprentice and later worked as a casual worker. In 2003 he was recruited as a multiskilled   initiatives taken up in last few years and the energy
     workman. In the 8 years that Mahesh has been working here, he has constantly upgraded his knowledge and skills both            you all have displayed, I am sure the Division will
                                                                                                                                    come out with flying colors in Fy11.
     within the company and also outside by completing short term courses largely in IT software. The IT knowledge gathered
     by him by pursuing courses post office hours are as follows :

                                                                                                                                    I will cherish my 4-1/2 years association with Wire
            At ITI – Computer Operator and Proramming Assistant (1 year)
                                                                                                                                    Division. I am sure you will provide Rajiv Kumar, who
                                                                                                                                    moves in as Chief Wire Division, the same support that
            At NCTVT – Programming & System Administration Assistant (1 year)
                                                                                                                                    you gave me. I look forward to seeing the Wire Division
            At IGNOU – Certificate in Computing                                                                                     attain greater heights in the future.


            Honours Diploma in Internet Programming (1 year fast track SSI Limited)
                                                                                                                                    With warm regards
            At Aptech Computer Education – Oracle & D2K (6 months)

     As if this was not enough, he is currently doing a Diploma in Business Administration Program with specialization in Supply
     Chain Management from the National Institute of Management.

     Having noticed his dedication, the company invited him to join the Task Force formed to implement the MES System at the
     Indore and Doddaballapur Wire Plants in the last quarter of FY 09. Mahesh is now a key member of the SAP Costing Roll Out
     Team from the Operations side. And in appreciation of his achievements, he has been promoted as an Associate in TWP 1.

     Mahesh has constantly performed beyond the normal call of duty and is now the key resource to ensure smooth running of                                              Changes at Wire Division
     software systems on the shopfloor.
                                                                                                                                                                         Rajiv Mangal, our Chief Wire Division is appointed as Executive–In–Charge (Tubes Division).
     Letters of Appreciation and Shabhash Awards have been a regular feature of Mahesh's tenure at Wire Division. He continues
                                                                                                                                                                         Rajiv was with the Wire Division since 2005, in various positions and we will miss him. As EIC
     to be a beacon of dedication at Wire Division.                                                                                                                      (Tubes Division) he will operate from Jamshedpur. We wish him the very best in his new role.

     Congratulations Mahesh and wishing you many more laurels for the future !
                                                                                                                                                                         Rajiv Kumar, Chief Hot Strip Mill is appointed as the new Chief Wire Division. Rajiv Kumar is a


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                                                                                                                                                                         Tata Steel veteran and has successfully handled many senior positions in Tatat Steel. Rajiv
                                                                                                                                                                         Kumar is B.Sc. (Metallurgical Engineering) from B.I.T. (Sindri). He joined Tata Steel in 1990. We
                                                                                                                                                                         wish Rajiv Kumar a warm welcome to Wire Division.




                                                                           November 2009 - March 2010
           CII Manufacturing Summit                                                                                                                       The Indian Republic Day celebrations at Tarapur are a special
                                                                                                                                                          event, where families of employees attend with great
                                                                                                                                                          enthusiasm. It is also an opportunity for the employees to
           Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC – Global Wires Business, was invited to
           address an august gathering at CII Manufacturing Summit in                                                                                     showcase their work environment to the family members. As a
           Mumbai on 5th November 2009. The theme focused on “Flow                                                                                        part of these celebrations, employees and their families put up a
           Management : Aligning Manufacturing to the Consumer”, which                                                                                    entertainment show. The theme for this Republic Day
           covered the usage of TOC principles in our manufacturing / Supply                                                                              celebrations was ‘Employee Health and Safety’.
           Chain.                                                                                                                                         Basant Chauhan from Tarapur Wire Plant is a man with many
           The other speakers on the panel included Mr Naushad Forbes                                                                    Hidden Talent    talents, he has been a regular participant in these shows. This
           (Chairman, CII – Western Region) and Mr Sudhir Trehan (Managing                                                                                year preceding the Republic Day he was travelling, and on his
           Director of Crompton Greaves).
                                                                                                                                         Basant Chauhan   arrival at Tarapur on 25th January he was informed that he had to
                                                                                                                                                          write a skit on the theme of ‘Employee Health & Safety’.
                                                                                                                                                          Amazingly he wrote the skit, penned wonderful poems and
                                                                                                                                                          acted in the skit that won the best skit of the day for Tarapur Wire
                                                                                                                                                          Plant.

                                                                                                                                                          His two poems on ‘Employee Safety – Papa ghar surakshit aana’
                                                                                                                                                          and on ‘Environment – Parvayaran ko aapna bana kar to dekho ‘
                                                                                                                                                          were so simple and touching that many people had tears in their
                                                                                                                                                          eyes as they were recited on stage. Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC was so
                                                                                                                                                          moved by the thought that he caught up separately with Basant
                                                                                                                                                          Chauhan to congratulate him on his wonderful effort.

                                                                                                                                                          Basant Chauhan - we wish you success and look forward to
                                                                                                                                                          many more nuggets.




    EIC speaks at CII Meet                                                   EIC at CII manufacturing Summit




           EIC Visits
                                                                 In November '09, Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC - Global Wires and Tay Tuang
                                                                 Heong, General Manager Wuxi Jinyang visited BaoSteel Wire Company of
                                                                 Bao Steel Group in Shanghai. They met Zhangjian, CEO - Bao Steel Wire

           BaoSteel Wires, China                                 Company and discussed the China market for wires and strategic issues
                                                                 related to Tata Steel and WJMP, China.




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    EIC Sunil Bhaskaran and Tay visited Baosteel




                                                                         November 2009 - March 2010
     Global Wires Business Council Meeting

     China                                                                                                               LR PC
                                                                                                                         Strands Line Flag off
     The newly constituted Global Wires Business Council
     led by Mr TV Narendran met at our Wuxi Jinyang
     Metal Products, China unit on 8th Feb 2010. Mr Tay
                                                                                                                         & First Despatch from
     General Manager Wuxi Jinyang and his team took the
     Council members around their operations and
                                                                                                                         TWP II
                                                                  Global Wires Business Council at Wuxi Jinyang, China
     showcased the improvement activities specially the
     Daily Management and Safety practices being
     adopted on the shopfloor.                                                                                           After the stoppage of LRPC Strands production at
                                                                                                                         Borivli Works, there was a long lull and after a break
     The main agenda of the Council was to review the                                                                    of 2 months and extensive trials, we have restarted
     performance for FY10 and freeze the ABP for FY11. Mr                                                                production of LRPC Strands at the newly relocated
     Rajiv Mangal, Mr Yeoh, Mr Tay and Mr Krishnendu                                                                     TWP II Plant. On 16th December 2009, Shyam
     Sanyal presented their units performance and plans /                                                                Sunder, Chief of Operations inaugurated the LRPC
     initiatives for FY11.                                                                                               Strands line. The efforts of the Operations team
                                                                                                                         with support from other departments helped put
     The meeting was followed by the “Wuxi Jinyang
                                                                                                                         everything in place in time for successful
     Annual Dinner” hosted by Wuxi Jinyang for its
                                                                                                                         operations.
     customers, employees and other stake holders.
     Members of the Wuxi Jinyang team and their families                                                                 After the successful start of production, Sunil
     regaled the audience with songs and music to bid                                                                    Bhaskaran, EIC – Global Wires was there to flag off
     goodbye to the year gone by and welcome the                  Global Wires Business Council Meeting                  the first consignment of LRPC Strands.
     Chinese New Year of the Tiger.

     The subsequent day, the Global Wires Business
     council members visited Jiangsu Shagang works, a
     privately owned 34 million MT steel manufacturer
     near Zhangjiagang City. They had cordial discussions
     with Mr Shen Wen Ming Executive Director and Ms
     Wang Xing Hong General Manager on ways to
     strengthen the relations further.




                                                                  GWBC members with Mr Shen, ED Jiangsu Shagang Group




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                                        Global Wires Council Members with Ms Wang at Shagang




                                                                 November 2009 - March 2010
    MD’s visit                                                                          Finance Meet
    to Pithampur Wire Plant                                                             at Tarapur
    On 14th January 2010, Mr. H. M. Nerurkar,                                           The F&A team, headed by Mr Sanjiv Verma, Financial
    Managing Director - Tata Steel visited the
                                                                                        Controller, had its Functional Review at Tarapur on 17th
    Pithampur Wire Plant (PWP) at the request of Mr.
                                                                                        Dec'09. The day started with the departmental meeting
    Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC – Global Wires. Mr. Bhaskaran                                  followed by the announcement of the “Person of the Month”
    and Mr. Rajiv Mangal, Chief – Wire Division were                                    who was Ms. Asha Shriyan, Manager- Purchase Accounts and
    there to receive Mr. Nerurkar. On his arrival, Mr.                                  awarding the certificate to her. Thereafter the Birthday
    Nerurkar was greeted with a bouquet and                                             celebration for the month took place. The pre-lunch session
    introduced to all the officers of PWP by Mr. Satish                                 concluded with a presentation on GST by Mr. S.R. Gajula,
    Walekar, Sr. Manager – Operations, Indore.                                          Manager – Taxation
    During his visit to the shop floor, Mr. Nerurkar met                                The afternoon session commenced with a presentation to the
    various ‘Small Group’ teams, who presented their                                    CRC (W) team on the communication packs aimed at
    KAIZENs (improvement projects) done on various                                      sensitizing the system for Financial Control and Governance.
    equipment & processes. Mr. Nerurkar heard all the
                                                                                        Mr. S. P. Gupte, Chief CRC (W) attended the same along with
    ‘Small Group’ presentations with great interest and
                                                                                        his team. The F&A team has prepared 8 communication packs
    gave tips to the teams to improve further. A tree
                                                                                        pertaining to different areas which was rolled out in the EXCo
    plantation ceremony was also organized on this                                      meeting of Wire Division held on 18th Dec'09. These
    occasion.                                                                           communication packs would be presented and discussed in
    Mr. Nerurkar appreciated the good work done by                                      detail with each department so that it would help resolve
    PWP employees. He was particularly happy on the                                     queries of the people involved in day to day transactions and
    upkeep and the visual workplace management of                                       thereby strengthen the control and governance in the
    the plant. He also expressed his appreciation for                                   business operations.
    the positive energy around the works.                                               After this, the monthly plant cost review of CRC (W) was held.
    Before leaving, he briefed the officers about the                                   Finally as a part of the rapport building exercise, a friendly
    present scenario at Tata Steel and the expectations                                 cricket match was organized between F&A team and CRC (W)
    from Wire Division. He also emphasized on the                                       which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
    need for safety practices and the importance of
    health of the employees.

    It was our good fortune that Mr. H. M. Nerurkar
    spent time from his busy schedule to be with us at
    the PWP plant.




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                                                           November 2009 - March 2010
     BAGL 2014
                                                                                                                                                       Bar Coding at
                                                                                                                                                       Tarapur Wire Plant...
                                                                                                                                                        Bar Codes may not sound new to many of us… still, for the manufacturing
                                                                                                                                                        sectors dealing with Engineering products bar coding is still not a familiar
                                                                                                                                                        subject.

                                                                                                                                                         The deployment of Bar Coding for Finished Goods in Tarapur Wire Plant is
                                                                                                                                                        thus an achievement of its kind. Almost the entire basket of products made
                                                                                                                                                        in TWP I, including bead, PC and Spring steel wires are being covered under the Bar Coding system.
                                                                                                                                                        Incidentally, the first despatch of LRPC Strands consignment from TWP II was done with Bar Coding !!

                                                                                                                                                        As per Rajesh Santhlan,i Head - IT, the entire Bar Coding system is being done on a revenue model. An outsourced agency is providing the
     The India Management Team had a 2 day offsite meeting named at the scenic locales of Garudmachi to discuss on Wire Division's plan
                                                                                                                                                        Printers, Scanners and after developing the Software is maintaining the system 24x7.
     to“Be A Global Leader 2014 (BAGL2014)”
                                                                                                                                                        The advantages of the bar coding system are very evident in storing information andin its ease of retrieval. Scanning before despatch, gives
     Spring SteelPlant                                                                                                                                  the delivery system a ‘mistake-proof’mechanism and with lot of time saving. As per KT Churi of Despatch section, the Truck-Around Time
                                                                                                                                                        (i.e. Vehicle-In, Vehicle-Out Time) has reduced drastically with use of Bar Coding. Moreover, it further ensures that, coils are not
     The team of D O Chavan and Satish Kumar has been driving improvements at the Spring Steel Plant resulting in an all time highest                   despatched without QA approval in place. These advantages make Bar Coding a right move for the Division, and within the end of this
     production volume. The implementation of Daily Mangement and Power of 3 initiatives has resulted in better scheduling, reduced                     Financial Year, the remaining products of TWP II and entire WRM West will be covered under Bar Coding.
     downtimes, improved availability and an enthused workforce all contributing to increased production and happy customers. Additionally
     the SSWP team has revamped their packing processes and worked closely with Marketing team to introduce new wires in the market place.
                                                                                                                                                        Congratulations to the Entire Team!!




                      Fire Fighting Drill held at Borivli

                                                                                                                                                 On 24-November-2009, Sanjay Dombale and Rupesh Thakur, workmen at the
                                                                                                                                                 Spring Steel Plant were on their way to the factory for the first shift. They were
                                                                                                                                                 travelling by train from Mumbai to Boisar. At Saphale railway station, an old
                                                                                                                                                 lady lost her balance while trying to catch the running train and slipped in
                                                                                                                                                 between the gap of the train and the platform. Dombale saw the
                                                                                                                                                 accident and with his presence of mind halted the running train by
       Employees gathered at Assembly Point                                                                         Head Count being taken       pulling the emergency chain.        Simultaneously his colleague
                                                                                                                                                 Rupesh Thakur jumped down and pulled the lady to the safety of
                                                                                                                                                 the platform. By his presence of mind, Sanjay Dombale saved the
                                                                                                                                                 life of the old lady. All the passengers in the coach appreciated
                                                                                                                                                 his spontaneous action and act of bravery.

                                                                                                                                                 Wire Division is proud to have such courageous men amongst
                                                                                                                                                 us and we implore all to be equally vigilant and follow safe

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       Employees vacating building                                                 Learnings from the Emergency Preparedness Drill were shared                                                Rupesh Thakur                     Sanjay Dombale



                                                                          November 2009 - March 2010
    Making Music                                                                                      Ethics & Women Empowerment Cell
    The fun quotient at Wire Division acquired a rhythmic beat,
    when it was announced that the musical muqabla, Antakshari
    would be held in Wire Division, Borivli in December 2009. The                                     Tata Steel Wire Division has a large population of
    hunt began in earnest for melodious voices to represent the four                                  women employees. Accordingly a ‘Women’s
    teams, Sur, Taal, Lai and Swar. Once the teams were formed,                                       Empowerment Cell (WEC)’ - CHETNA, has been
    practice sessions created a buzz of excitement at the workplace.                                  formed in Wire Division with Rajiv Mangal, Chief Wire
                                                                                                      Division as the mentor. The WEC comprising
    Come D Day, the participants trooped into the Training Centre                                     Ms Loren D’Silva, Ms Geetika Khandelwal,
    and took seats at their respective tables. No sooner did the                                      Ms Neeru Bhasin, Ms Flossy Pinto, Ms Shruti Pednekar
    master of ceremonies announce the start of the function than                                      and Ms Jayshree Nair had a meeting with all the
    the contestants put their vocal chords to the test rendering                                      women employees at Tarapur (28 in number).
    songs with a finesse that left the audience awestruck with
    wonder. The orchestra playing in the background added to the                                      Suresh Mahajan, Locational Ethics Counselor also
    flavor of the event. EIC – Global Wires Business and Chief Wire                                   attended the meeting and briefed all on the Tata Code
    Division were the star participants of the teams Lai and Sur. The                                 of Conduct and more particularly the clauses therein
    word round, buzzer round, the movie clips round, instrumental                                     on the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment
    round and dumb charades created an atmosphere that was                                            at workplace, whether physical, verbal or
    electrifying to say the least. Every participant exhibited a                                      psychological.
    performance that would be etched in our memories for a long,
    long time.

    The team “Taal” of Supply Chain was declared winner and took
    away the first prize. The runner up was team “Lai”, represented by
    Finance & Accounts.




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                                                                         November 2009 - March 2010
     International Women’s Day on 8th March 2010 coincided with the launch of our new identity in Wire Division –
     C H E T N A, meaning ‘Enlightenment’ . SWATI (Steel Women’s Aspirational Team Initiatives) the empowerment arm of
     Tata Steel and CHETNA (Wire Division’s forum) would thus work hand in hand to empower 100% of our women
     employees covering a cross section of women in the Wire Division. This initiative has given us a platform to address
                                                                                                                            Safety Awareness Drive
     our concerns vis-à-vis education, health and aspirations towards raising the potential of women working in             Glimpses of Safety practices that were taken up with employees, at Wire Division
                                                                                                                            between Nov 09 & Mar 10
     organization by addressing the personal and professional requirements as per organizational challenges.



     With the full support and encouragement of our EIC Sunil Bhaskaran, Chief Wire Division Rajiv Mangal (our Mentor)
     the 7th Women’s Day Celebrations at Wire Division took off with an exciting dance performance by Aarti, looking at
     the different aspects of a woman. The importance of a woman’s health set the tone for a fruitful discussion and an
     inspirational short clip on the achievements of women had the male audience giving their individual insights for                                                                                             Workshop on safe practices while using Pressure Cooker
     Mother, Sister, Daughter & Wife.

     Post lunch, the celebrations turned to fun, dance and games for the 40 women employees who took part in the
     celebrations. The program concluded with a game of ‘housie’ and sweet memories to look forward to another fulfilling
     year.

                                                                                                                            Fire fighting training given to               Fire prevention tips were shared
                                                                                                                            India Management Team                         with SIW team




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WD team attended the Safety Commando training at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jamshedpur




                                                                                                                            Training on ‘Safety Observation Techniques’ was given to Marketing & Sales officers




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our Distributor ‘Modern Engineering Works’ was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  felicitated by Ministry of Labour, Kerala for ensuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall safety, health and welfare of workers employed in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the factories




                                                                                                                            JCC training for the SIW team which visited Wire Division




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC appreciated Pandey (contract
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  workman) for ‘safe practices’ during LPG leakage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  incident



                                                                                                                            Training sessions with DuPont Safety expert Mike Byrne




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                                                        November 2009 - March 2010
          Interactive Session with
                                                                                                                   Courtesy- Choo Swee Soon, Natsteel Singapore, Employee, Safety & Health Department.
          Eliyahu Goldratt                                                                                         Noise is unwanted sound, a common health hazard in factories. The health effects of excessive noise include hearing
          In February '10, Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC (Global                                                            loss or noise induced deafness, hypertension and disturbance to psychosocial well being.
          Wires) and Rajiv Mangal, Chief (Wire Division)
          participated in a 3-day workshop by TOC Guru                                                             The loudness level of noise is measured in decibel (dB), a scale which measures human ear’s sensitivity to sound.
          Eliyahu Goldratt titled 'Now, and into the Future'
                                                                                                                   A noise hazard exists if workers are exposed to a noise level of 85 dB or above over an eight-hour workday. As a rough
          which discussed about various concepts and
                                                                                                                   guide, if you need raise your voice to be heard by another person at arm’s length, the noise level is likely to be above 85
          intricacies of Theory of Constraint.




                                                                                            How Noise Affects Us
                                                                                                                   dB.

                                                                                                                   Many tasks and activities in our workplace can generate a noise level above 85 dB. For example, dropping of steel bars
                                                                                                                   can generate a noise level between 90 – 110 dB.

                                                                                                                   Safe noise levels

                                                                                                                   Based on Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for an eight hour, full-shift
                                                                                                                   average exposure is 85 dB. For every 3 dB increase above this level, the allowable exposure time is cut in half (see table).

                                                                                                                   What happens if you are exposed to excessive noise ?

                                                                                                                   Noise that is too loud and lasts too long, such as prolonged exposure over many years to noise levels above 85 dB
                                                                                                                   without hearing protection, or an exposure without protection above 140 dB, can damage nerves in the inner ear,
                                                                                                                   causing permanent and irreversible hearing loss.

                                                                                                                   Workers who have suffered hearing loss often become socially isolated because they cannot communicate easily with
                                                                                                                   others. They may not be able to hear warning signals, which can lead to accidents and injuries.

                                                                                                                   They are also more likely to develop tinnitus (a persistent ‘ringing’ sound in the ears).

                                                                                                                   How do you protect yourself ?

    Hridayeshwar Jha
    - Vice President Safety & Long Products
                                                                                                                   With proper hearing protection, noise induced deafness can be prevented. Workers with a full-shift average exposure
                                                                                                                   above 85 dB must always use hearing protectors. Depending on the noise exposure level, use of earplugs, earmuffs or
                                                                                                                   both are recommended.

    visits WRM West                                                                                                In our workplace, hearing protectors are provided to all employees who are exposed or likely to be exposed to excessive
                                                                                                                   noise. It is important that the hearing protectors provided are used correctly. You would not get the protection
                                                                                                                   available if you do not use them correctly or do not use them at all times when in a noisy area.

                                                                                                                   We must also learn how to protect our hearing in noisy workplaces through talks organized by the Occupational
                                                                                                                   Health Unit and participate in audiometric tests annually.




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                                                               November 2009 - March 2010
                                                                                                    Chapter Convention cum Competition of Quality Circles
      Business Excellence                                                                           Prizes                                                                AWARDED :- PAR-EXCELLENCE
      Workshops
                                                                                                    Two Quality Circles - ‘Akash’ and ‘Sagar’ from Wire Division were honoured with 'Par Excellence' and
      In its quest for Business Excellence, Wire Division
                                                                                                    'Excellence' awards respectively at the national level Quality Circle Convention at Bangalore. The awards were
      conducted two workshops with Management Gurus.                                                won against a total of 740 companies which participated in the convention.
      The first was a ‘Strategy Alignment Workshop’ (this was
      the 2nd phase of a two phase workshop) with Ganesh                                            Quality Circle Team ‘Akash’
      Nayak from TQMS in December ‘09.                                                              KT Prabhu (Leader), DM Rawal (Dy Leader), VS Pandit, SN
      The second, a 3-day ‘Business Excellence Workshop’                                            Nabage, SS Shinde, AB Jadhav and MM Ghadge
      was conducted with John Vinyard (Senior Baldrige
      Assessor and TBEM Consultant for Wire Division) and
      followed by a plant visit.

      Wire Division also participated in the JN Tata
      Assessment for FY 2010. The assessment was facilitated
      by Srivatsan and his Improvements Group team. Wire
      Division has successfully retained its status as an
      ‘Emerging Industry Leader’.



                                                                                                    Recieving ‘Par Excellence’ Award at NCQC Bangalore




                                                                                                    Recieving award at QCFI Mumbai Chapter




                                                                                                    Quality Circle Team ‘Sagar’
                                                                                                    MR Sagar (Leader), Martin (Dy Leader), Shinde, Patil, Sankhe


     Tata Education Excellence
     program at TVM School
     A one day awareness training program on the "Tata Steel Educational Excellence
     Model" (TSEEM) was held on 10th Oct 2009 for the teachers of Tarapur Vidya Mandir
     (TVM) School.

     The program was conducted by Partha Banerjee of TQMS at our Kurgaon Training
     Centre, Tarapur
                                                                                                    Recieving ‘Excellence’ award at NCQC Bangalore
     For the Tarapur Vidya Mandir School this is one more step in its journey of Educational
     Excellence.


27                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8
                                                                       November 2009 - March 2010
                Corporate Wellness Programmes
    We are focusing more on “Employee Health” during this year. You will be pleased to know that we are bench marking our Health
    Check Practices with NATSTEEL. We are confident that we will achieve the benchmarked target in the coming year. As a part of our
    Corporate Wellness Programme (CWP) various steps were initiated in Wire Division.

    Some of them are:
         1) Installing Weighing Scale with height – Weight Chart at Borivli Reception and Tarapur Administrative Building to
            make employees conscious about their weight.
         2) Issue of High Grade PET water bottles to Office Staff who were using Low Grade PET bottles, which are carcinogenic
            in nature, for drinking water.
         3) We have developed a walking track around Borivli Plant which can be used by employees for brisk walking exercise.


    We are happy to inform you that we have tied up with Smt. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital at Varsova, Andheri for
    treatment of our employees. Our employees can get admitted in this hospital without paying deposit amount based on letter
    from the company.

    Under CWP lectures by Specialist Doctors shall also be arranged every month on topics related to health. First one in this series
    was arranged with help of K.D. Ambani Hospital on 27th February 2010. Senior Cardiologist Dr. Sunil Wani explained life style
    modification to take care of Heart and Expert Psychologist Dr. Reshma D'Souza talked on Stress Management. Both the lectures
    were very much enlightening and would go a long way helping our employees to maintain their health.

    Tentative schedule of series of such lectures from experts in medical field shall be as below:

           Month                              Topic
           March 10                           Management of gynecological problems and evaluation of
                                              breast and cervical cancer
           April 10                           Diet Modifications
           May 10                             Child Psychology
           June 10                            Yoga in Office working
           July 10                            Posture Correction



                                                                                                                                            The mammoth task of shifting of Borivli plant to Tarapur included installation and commissioning of LRPC Strand

             Satish Walekar is Chief Guest at                                                                                               Line, state-of-the-art Pickling plant and new wire drawing machines. A parallel activity that was equally important



    6
                                                                                                                                            was the achievement of the BIS Certification to sell the products made at the new plant, in domestic markets.

          th TATA Crucible Business Quiz                                                                                                    We applied for BIS Certification and within record small span of less than 2 months, we were granted BIS Certificates
                                                                                                                                            including IS 6006:1983 (for Uncoated Stress relieved strand for Pre-Stressed Concrete) and IS 14268:1995 (for
                                                                     Satish Walekar, Sr. Manager – Operations, Indore was invited as a
                                                                                                                                            Uncoated Stress relieved low relaxation 7 ply strand for Pre-Stressed Concrete). The crucial task was carried out by the
                                                                     ‘Guest of Honour’ for the 6th TATA Crucible Business Quiz,
                                                                     organized at Anand Mohan Sabhagrih, Indore on 10th Sept ’09.           Team led by Suresh Mahajan, Head-QA along with N M Parmeshwaran, M K Desai, Rajan, Chaubal and Pravin Pisat.

                                                                     Tata Crucible Quiz is the toughest business quiz and has               The correspondence with BIS authorities started along with the shifting work of Borivli plant , and a declaration from
                                                                     enthralled business minds across the country. This quiz promises       plant authorities was sent to the BIS, stating the end of production at Borivli permanently, and a proposal for
                                                                     to test the brightest minds of the corporate world. It is a key Tata
                                                                                                                                            certification for the products, to be made at Tarapur Plant II. Tilak Raj, Deputy Director of BIS, visited our Borivli and
                                                                     initiative focused on empowering young professionals to think on
                                                                                                                                            Tarapur Plant respectively and assessments were done, followed by the declaration of Grant of Certificates.
                                                                     their feet and logically reason out responses, skills that are
                                                                     essential in today’s corporate life.

                                                                    In Indore, the Quiz was conducted by the well-known quizmaster
                                                                    Giri Balasubramanian a.k.a. ‘Pickbrain’. Six teams which
                                                                    participated in the Quiz were L&T Case Equipment, Cerbral
                                                                    Heights, Impetus Infotech, Satya Mitra Trading, Apsar Hydraulics &
                                                                                                                                                                       !
                                                                                                                                                   Congratulationsrt!s!put by the QA Team!!
                                                                                                                                                   to the commendable effo
                                                                    Mittal Appliances. Satya Mitra Trading, the winning team got an


9                                                                   award of Rs. 75,000, which was handed over by Satish Walekar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         26
                                                                         November 2009 - March 2010
       Changes in
       Senior Management Team at                                   With the view to live up to our reputation of having a
                                                                   dynamic management team that is capable of dealing with
                                                                                                                                   Hamaara Manch
                                                                   any challenge, Nerurkar, MD announced changes in the Top

       Tata Steel Limited                                          Leadership team of Tata Steel’s Indian and SEA operations.
                                                                   The team and their new portfolios are as follows:
                                                                                                                                   A new platform for open communication with shopfloor employees, titled ‘Hamaara Manch’ was initiated since
                                                                                                                                   September ‘09. It is held every month by the respective plant heads and, once a quarter, EIC and Chief WD join in as well.
                                                                                                                                   In November ‘09, EIC (Global Wires) and Chief (Wire Division) participated in the dialogues. Awards for ‘Ethics
                                                                                                                                   Competition’and ‘Shabash Awards’ were also given during these events.




                 Anand Sen                             A M Misra                                    Om Narayan
     Vice President - TQM & Shared Services      Vice President – CSI & IR                  Vice President Special Projects




              Partha Sengupta                     Hridayeshwar Jha                                 TV Narendran
         Vice President – Raw Materials       Vice President - Orissa Project            Vice President - Safety & Flat Products




25              Sanjeev Paul
       Vice President - Corporate Services
                                                    Bimlendra Jha
                                              Vice President - Long Products
                                                                                                    Vivek Kamra
                                                                                             President & CEO Designate –
                                                                                          Natsteel Holding Pte Ltd Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10
                                                            November 2009 - March 2010
                                                                                       VMGW Exercise
                                                                                       gathers more momentum



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t) initiated
                                                                                                                                                                                                 initiated in 2004 when Wire Rod Mill (Wes
                                                                                                                                                       My active association with Wire Division                                          ance of Tomoya
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tenance (TPM) activities under the guid
                                                                                                                                                       implementation of Total Productive Main                                                  its TPM
                                                                                                                                                                                                    equently, Tarapur Wire Plant also initiated
                                                                                                                                                       Watanabe, Japanese TPM Consultant. Subs                                                 ent as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ovement in 5S & visual workplace managem
                                                                                                                                                       journey and focused its activities for impr
                                                                                                                                                                                                  vement of its workforce.
                                                                                                                                                        equipment health through the active invol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     improvement
     The VMGW initiative for the retailing of                                                                                                                                                          ous and well-planned initiation of various
                                                                                                                                                       Since 2007, I have experienced a more vigor                                           e/mandate of
     Tata Wiron wires gathered more                                                                                                                                                                       was actually fuelled by the desir
                                                                                                                                                       activities at all the units of the division. This                                            orted/facilitated
     momentum with the addition of two                                                                                                                                                                  ent” initiatives at its units and well supp
                                                                                                                                                       implementing systematic “Daily Managem                                                    units (including
     TAS Managers Kaushik and Sridevi and                                                                                                                                                            last 3 years & more now, although all its
                                                                                                                                                       by the local Improvement group. Over the                                                     ementation, I
     Mukund Bhade to the Retail team of                                                                                                                                                                 to a good level of daily management impl
                                                                                                                                                       plants at Indore & Bangalore) have reached                                                        Plant,
     Anshuman, Shashank and Rajesh                                                                                                                                                                        ding and deployment level at Tarapur Wire
                                                                                                                                                        am specifically impressed with its understan
     Jadhav. Prasad, Swati and Anand are                                                                                                                                                               the whole company. All the    units of Wire division have also
                                                                                                                                                        which, in my opinion, is one of the best in                                                small group
     also on the job. As we last mentioned                                                                                                                                                              Involvement” front with the activation of
                                                                                                                                                        progressed significantly on the “Employee                                               same.
     the Retail team is enjoying the                                                                                                                                                                     ving good level of performance on the
                                                                                                                                                        activities and suggestion scheme and achie
     exercise as it goes about traversing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     visuals,
     the heartlands of India and meeting                                                                                                                                                               big Improvement in the plant condition (5S,
                                                                                                                                                         Over the last few years, I have also seen a                                                     alore
     the consumers of wires - from farmers,                                                                                                                                                                 vement of its workforce at the units at Bang
                                                                                                                                                         equipment condition) through the active invol
     handicraft artists, landlords and many                                                                                                                                                                also appreciated recently by our MD in the last MD-on-
                                                                                                                                                         (DWP) and Indore (mainly PWP). This was
     more.                                                                                                                                                                                          e.
                                                                                                                                                         Line after his visit to the units at Indor
     In Anand Kankaria’s words “One of the                                                                                                                                                                                                           rtant role in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          rs of the division have played a very impo
     enriching experiences of VMGW is the                                                                                                                 It is my belief that while all the senior leade                                              EIC (Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                         personal involvement of Sunil Bhaskaran,
     great hospitality and warm affection                                                                                                                 driving these initiatives, it was the drive &                                                      d. In order
                                                                                                                                                                                                             this level of performance in such a short perio
     one gets on being a representative of                                                                                                                Wires), which made a difference in achieving                                              been rolled out at
                                                                                                                                                                                                        improvements, these initiatives have also
     the Tata Group” .                                                                                                                                     to horizontally deploy these learning and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          division e.g. WJMP, China    and SIW, Thailand.
                                                                                                                                                           other manufacturing units of Global Wire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rship team,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       achieving excellence shown by the senior leade
                                                                                                                                                           I am quite confident that with the quest of                                            year s to come. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                      achieve greater level of performance in the
                                                                                                                                                           the division will continue to sustain and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         g colors in the forthcoming TBEM assessment - 2010.
                                                                                                                                                           also wish the division to come out with flyin



                                                                                                                                                           Pankaj Kumar



      Retailer Meets
11    Retailer meets continue to be organized at village, gram panchayat levels and in various trade fairs. It is giving the retail team a firsthand
      chance to interact with the actual users of Tata Wiron wires.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           24
                                                                             November 2009 - March 2010
     Su Samvad                                                                                                                                    Radhakrishnan Nair
        November 2009
                                                                             Su Samwad (Open Dialogue) for Officers and Associates was
                                                                                                                                                  visited SIW
                                                                             conducted at Borivli, Tarapur and for Out-locations on 24th and
                                                                                                                                                  Radhakrishnan Nair, Chief Human Resource Officer (India & SEA)
                                                                             25th November, 2009.
                                                                                                                                                  visited SIW on January 14th, 2010 at Rayong Plant. He was shown
                                                                             Sunil Bhaskaran, EIC and Rajiv Mangal, Chief Wire Division           around the plant and interacted with employees over lunch.
                                                                             answered the various questions and concerns raised by the
                                                                             Officers and Associates. It was also a platform to present some of
                                                                             the key initiatives at Wire Division including an update on the
                                                                             new TWP II Project, the 'Learning & Development (70-20-10)'
                                                                             initiative, Employee Engagement, ‘My Voice’ action plans and
                                                                             Wire Division's Improvement Philosophy.




                                                                                                                                                            Pankaj Kumar at
                                                                                                                                                            WJMP China
                                                                                                                                                            Pankaj Kumar conducted a 2 day in-house training program on
                                                                                                                                                            Daily Management for some 22 WJMP staff members which
                                                                                                                                                            included top and middle management staff, mainly from
                                                                                                                                                            production, maintenance and QC. The course is very fruitful as
                                                                                                                                                            Pankaj conducted it in a very layman and practical way. He
                                                                                                                                                            focused on what WJMP required and conducted the course in
                                                                                                                                                            systematic and structured teaching method.




     The 20 year old canteen at TWP I which was in a poor condition was
                                                                                            TWP-I Canteen
     renovated incorporating suggestions of the senior management team
     and union committee members. The newly renovated TWP canteen has
                                                                                                                   Renovated
     the following features:

     1) A self-service counter to minimise food wastages.
     2) Attractive marbonite floor tiles, false ceiling, repainted walls, extra fans
     to improve ventilation.
     5) A separate washing area with steel basins, mirrors and an exhaust
     system.
     6) Music system, DVD and LCD projector.
     7) Improved air circulation with exhaust fans.


23   The project was completed at a fast 2 ½ months schedule.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             12
                                                                            November 2009 - March 2010
                                                                                                                                      SGAs driving

                                                                                                   Qua lity                           Improvement on the Shopfloor!
                                                                                                                                      ‘Continuous Improvement' has always been one of the key focus areas of Wire Division – be it in offices or at shopfloor level. Officers and
                                                                                                                                      workers are encouraged to participate in improvement projects through the various platforms available ranging from MAT Projects to
                                                                                                                                      Knowledge Management. One such initiative which has gathered immense momentum in 2009 is the improvement drive at shopfloor
                                                                                                                                      level – better known as SGA or Small Group Activities.

                                                                                                                                      SGAs provide the perfect platform for every worker to make his contribution towards improvement in his area of operations. Typically,



         WE ARE BACK!!!                                                                                                               workers identify any area of pain or scope for improvement in their work methodology and aim at bridging the gap between their current
                                                                                                                                      performance and planned performance level through projects known as ‘Kaizens’. Along with an officer as their facilitator, workers form
                                                                                                                                      small groups, better known as ‘Quality Circles’ implement Kaizens in their work places. Teams completing more than 1 kaizen in a quarter
                                                                                                                                      are awarded with ‘Shabashi Awards’ for their good performance.
     From now onwards, we will discuss about Specific CRITICAL TO QUALITY Process Attributes, related to Wire Drawing and allied      Wire Division has witnessed phenomenal improvement in its SGA performance in 2009 as can be seen from the figures below.
     Processes. In this edition, we will discuss about an Unusual Phenomenon “SCREECHING SOUND” during Wire Drawing.

     Yes… Most Often, During Wire Drawing, we find that the Sound generated in Dies is abnormal, and is somewhat like “Screeching”.

     This occurs due to presence of Moisture in the Lubricant Film formed at Die-Wire Interface.

     a




                                                        WATER
                           SOAP CHAMBER                 CHAMBER
     WIRE IN
                                                                         WIRE OUT



                                                                                                D R U M
                                     DIE BOX

                                                                                                                 Moisture at
                                                                                                                 Die-Wire Interface
                                                                                                                                      Quality circles have also represented Wire Division at external forums and bagged many accolades! In December ’09, ‘Akash Quality Circle’
                                                                                                           DIE                        and ‘Sagar Quality Circle’ represented Wire Division at National Convention of Quality Circles (NCQC), Bangalore and secured ‘Par
                                                                                                                                      Excellence’ and ‘Excellence’ Awards respectively. ‘Indradhanushya Quality Circle’ also bagged 1st Prize in ‘Talent Innovation Search’
                                                                                                                                      competition conducted by the Tarapur Management Association on 20th December ’09.
                                                                                                                       WIRE
                                                                                                                                      Continuous motivation and support from the top has played a major role in strengthening the SGA movement across all plants. Senior
                                                                                                                                      leaders regularly interact and monitor the progress of quality circles and guide as well as provide the necessary resources needed by teams
                                                                                                                                      for implementation of Kaizens.

                                                                                                                                      Wire Division is aiming at even greater levels of performance by Quality Circles in 2010 and aiming at close to a thousand Kaizens in the
                                             WIRE DRAWING DIE                                                                         year!




         This moisture entrapment can take place due to various reasons as illustrated below.

         Wet Pickled / Patented Material (Moisture Pick-Up by Borax) or Improper Drying of Borax / Lime.

         Leakage of Water (from Die-Box Water Chamber) to Soap or at Die-Exit.



13       This takes place due to damaged / worn-out washers or O-Rings, used to fit Dies in the Die-Box.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22
                                                                            November 2009 - March 2010
Long Service Awards
                         Rajesh Jadhav 20yrs Award
                                                               N. Ramanathan receives          S.V .Karkhanis 30years Award   Sudhir Kasargod 25years Award
                                                                                                                                                                     Spe aks                                                                                                             Chatter Marks!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Arising out of Drawing with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moist/Wet Lubricant…


                                                                    40 yrs Award


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DIE NUT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DIE CASE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The problem doesn't end here… These Chatter Marks could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         convert to Cracks also in Subsequent drawing, as these are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Potential Spots of Lubrication Failure.
                                                           Rajiv Mangal, Chief Wire Divsion      N.K. Modi 25years Award         A.V. Sankhe 25years Award
                        Rakesh Malhotra 30yrs Award
                                                            receiving 20yrs with Tata Steel
                                                                                                                                                                         SOAP                                                                 WASHERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chatter Marks further converting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Cracks, due to Lubrication Failure!!

                                                                                                                                                                         WATER SHOULD                          WORN OUT WASHER
                                                                                                                                                                         NOT LEAK TO
                                                                                                                                                                         SOAP DIE




                        Rakesh Malhotra speaks after                                            A.C. Tamhane 30years Award    A. Madhusudanan 25 years Award
                                                           SM Kadam recieves 35yrs Award
                           receiving 30yrs Award
                                                                                                                                                                         WATER LEAKAGE                            WATER LEAKAGE
                                                                                                                                                                         IN SOAP                                    FROM DIE EXIT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Such Phenomenon can also take place, when the Pickled
                                                                                                                                                                                  Die-Box Assembly: depicting Water Leakage into Soap, due to
                                                             Retirement                                                                                                           Damaged Washers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wire Rods contain Bonder Sludge Deposited over it. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sludge hinders the Lubrication and generates Screeching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sound…
                                                                                                                                                                           WASHER SHOULD NOT
                                                                                                                                                                           BE WORN OUT


                          Subhash Pai 35 yrs Award




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sludge over Pickled Wire Rod Coil
                                                                                                                                                                                                 WATER
                                                                                                                                                                              SOAP CHAMBER       CHAMBER
                                                                                                                                                               WIRE IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                             WIRE OUT
                                                                           M.B. Shukla’s Farewell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             D R U M
                                                                                                                                                                                    DIE BOX                                                              Hence, From Now Onwards, Whenever You find an Abnormal
                      Sarvajit Singh Bedi received Award                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sound during Drawing, or Find Leakage of Water into Soap
                                   for 25years                                                                                                                                                                                                           or at Die-Exit, take Immediate corrective Measure, as It is
                                                                                                                                                                               Water leakage at Die-Exit, leading to wetting of wire coming
                                                                                                                                                                               out of Die-Box                                                            hazardous for Finish Wire Quality…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We will continue Bringing Up cases pertaining to Critical to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Quality Process Attributes, for the Cause of Improving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PROCESS QUALITY, through this channel of QUALITY
                                                                                                                                                                         The Water Leakage, leads to LUBRICATION FAILURE, which is                       SPEAKS!!!
                                                                                                                                                                         evident from the Screeching Sound, we are talking about…

                                                                                                                                                                         The Wire Surface shows CHATTER MARKS, when there is a

21                      Sunil Nadkarni 20years Award
                                                                           D. B. Ratnu                    Jimmy Gandevia                                                 Lubrication Failure due to Water Leakage.
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                                                                                              November 2009 - March 2010
                                                                                                                                                                      New Appointees




                                                                                                                Mukund Bhade, moved into Sales                            Ms. Chanchal Saxena, moved to                                        P.N. Shrikant, has joined Wire
                                                                                                                as Manager Retail North. He will                          Technology Group as Sr. Manager                                      Division as Sr. Industry Manager
                                                                                                                operate from Jaipur and report to                         Wire Technology. She will operate                                    (Infrastructure & Power) in M&S.
                                                                                                                Sanjay Mahajan.                                           from Tarapur and report to Shishir                                   Shrikant.is a BE (Civil Engineering)
                                                                                                                                                                          Desai.




                                                                                                                Sandeep Shrimali joined Tata
                                                                                                                Steel Wire Division as Manager               RP Manatkar joined Marketing as
                                                                                                                F&A. He is a qualified Chartered             Sr Manager MPPI at Borivli.
                                                                                                                Accountant and Company                                                                         K.B. Dhanmeher, S.P. Pimple, V.R. Patil, P.V. Sonone, N.J. Bari, S.S. Paul,
                                                                                                                Secretary.                                                                                     S.J. Jadhav and S.S. Halshikar were taken into the Company as
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Associates.




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                             ts       All of us at Wire Division look forward to that day every month

               ys and Ev enat ion s   which is set aside to celebrate all the birthdays that occur in the

     B ir th da in Ou t-lo c
                                      particular month. It is time then to indulge in sweet cravings to
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                                      the tune of the Happy Birthday song as the spread of creamy,
                                      chocolate cake creates a temptation difficult to resist. EIC and
                                      Chief WD join in to wish the birthday boys and gals and the            Sanjeev Kumar Singh is                  Suresh Mahajan is promoted                 Sanjaya Mishra is promoted as                               Shirish Bidikar is promoted
                                      happy moments are captured on camera. The snapshots seen               promoted to IL4 and                     as Head Quality Assurance at               Head (TOC-SFS) in IL3 grade.                                as Head EPA and Out locations
                                      here provide a sneak peek of the joyful celebrations at Borivli        appointed Senior Manager                Wire Division in IL3 grade.                He will be responsible for                                  in IL3 grade.
                                      and Tarapur.                                                           (Operations). He will be in                                                        implementing the Theory of
                                                                                                             charge of the Dodabbalapur                                                         Constraints initiative at Wire
                                                                                                             Wire Plant near Bangalore.                                                         Division.
                                      Outlocations too are not left behind. Rakesh Malhotra’s
                                      birthday was celebrated with enthusiasm in the Delhi office.

                                      Out-locations.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Promoted
                                       A lot of interesting events took place- Jamshedpur Sales Office
                                      had its annual Picnic in January in ‘Waves International’ where
                                      the entire staff with family enjoyed the laid back Sunday
                                      afternoon with great food, games and conversation. While all
                                      the officers collectively contributed for this event, forty odd
                                      people including kids came together. Also, Jamshedpur sales
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                                      office celebrated the highest sales ever record with the cake
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                                      cutting ceremony by Santosh Anthony (CSM-FP).
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                                      It is indeed a matter of delight that the managers in regions are
                                                                                                                        Ms. Mridula Shekhar, is                            M. K. Desai, is promoted to IL4                                   Sushil Pednekar is promoted
                                      showing enthusiasm not just on the field but also in office and                   promoted as Industry                               and is appointed as Sr. Manager                                   to IL4 and is appointed as Sr.
                                      beyond to forge better relations with other departments and

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                                                                                                                        Manager (Retail) in IL4 grade.                     Physical, QA, Tarapur and will                                    Manager Improvement, Wire
                                      associates which would go a long way in creating a cooperative                    She will report to Head                            report to Head Quality                                            Division and will report to
                                      and friendly work environment.                                                    Marketing.                                         Assurance.                                                        Head (Improvement & CQH).




                                      November 2009 - March 2010
              Wire Division Kabbadi Team
              wins Inter-Tata Kabbadi tournament
              8th time in a row                                                                       26th January
              Wire Division celebrated 3rd March the birth anniversary of our dear founder Mr
              Jamsetji N Tata as Annual Sports Day. Sunil Bhaskaran EIC, Rajiv Mangal Chief Wire
                                                                                                      Republic Day Celebrations at Tarapur
              Division, SP Gupte Chief CRC West and the WD plus CRC West team paid homage to          The Indian Republic Day celebrations started with the flag
              our founder. The occasion also saw Sunil Bhaskaran felicitating the members of the      hoisting ceremony at our Kurgaon Colony. A large number of
              winning kabbadi, athletics and cricket teams who have brought glory for                 employees and their families attended the function. The Indian
              themselves and the Wire Division at the recently held Tata Sports Club Kabbadi,         tricolor was also hoisted at the Plants of Wire Division and CRC
              Maharashtra Workers Athletic Meet and Under 14 Cricket tournaments.                     (West) by Sunil Bhaskaran, Rajiv Mangal and SP Gupte. Members
                                                                                                      of the India Management Team, employees of Wire Division and
              The Annual Sports Day featured various games such as Kabbadi, Volleyball,
                                                                                                      their families attended the function. Various competitions like
              Carrom, Chess, Cricket, Table tennis, Badminton, Tug of war, Billiard & Snooker and
                                                                                                      marathon, cycling, rangoli were also organized and received a
              Ladies Cricket. Teams were divided by five plant: WRM, TWP-I, TWP-II, SSP, CRC (W). A
                                                                                                      large and enthusiastic participation. The employees sung
              total of 350 employees participated in games and many of the games were closely
                                                                                                      patriotic songs and presented skits viz. one on Environment and
              fought. The sporting event saw a lot of fun and bonding amongst the officers,
                                                                                                      another on Safety.
              employees and their families.
                                                                                                      Sunil Bhaskaran - EIC, Rajiv Mangal - Chief (WD), Pramod Raste -
                                                                                                      Chief (IR) and Union Committee members Kadam, B.G. Sankhe
                                                                                                      and R.R. Patil addressed the audience. Good Attendance Awards,
                                                                                                      Long Service Awards, Sports Awards and Shabashi Awards were
                                                                                                      given to the meritorious employees.




19   Annual Sports Day                                                                                                                                                   16
                                November 2009 - March 2010
     Thank    SIW organized its 15th Anniversary ‘Thank
              You Party’ for its top ten customers on 7th
              November 2009 at Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
                                                                                                                                                   ‘Wuxi Jinyang Annual Dinner’ was
                                                                                                                                                   hosted by Wuxi Jinyang on 8th
                                                                                                                                                   February 2010 for its customers,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Wuxi Jinyang
       You    Bangkok.
              The objective was to thank the customers for
                                                                                                                                                   employees, bankers and other
                                                                                                                                                   stakeholders. The Global Wires
                                                                                                                                                   Business Council members too            Celebrates
      Party   their long standing support and
              strengthening the relationships. SIW staff
              put up the entertainment show.
                                                             Lanka Special Steels Limited
                                                             commemorated its 6th Anniversary on
                                                             3rd Feb 2010. This was the Company’s
                                                             maiden celebration of the event.
                                                                                                                  Lanka SSL
                                                                                                                                                   attended the celebrations. Members of
                                                                                                                                                   the Wuxi Jinyang team and their
                                                                                                                                                   families regaled the audience with
                                                                                                                                                   songs and music to bid goodbye to the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Annual Day
                                                             The day was celebrated with the
                                                             traditional lighting of oil lamp (a Sri
                                                             Lankan tradition), cake cutting and
                                                                                                                  celebrates                       year gone by and welcome the Chinese
                                                                                                                                                   New Year – The year of the ‘Tiger’.

                                                             various events were conduc ted
                                                             including a cricket match, tug-of-war,
                                                             musical chair and dance.
                                                                                                                  Annual Day
                                                             All employees had a wonderful time
                                                             through the day which not only helped
                                                             them to rediscover the fun and joy
                                                             amongst the peer group but also
                                                             helped build a sense of camaraderie
                                                             and team spirit that each one carried
                                                             back to the workplace. They all look
                                                             forward to celebrating the next
                                                             anniversary with greater joy and                  Team LSSL
                                                             enthusiasm.




                                                                                                               Company Souvenirs being presented
                                                                                                               to all associates
                                                                     Anniversary Cake Cutting by Supervisors




                                                                                                               Musical Chair
                                                              Best Attendance Award




                                                                           Company Souvenir being released




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                                                              Cricket Match Winners




                                         November 2009 - March 2010

				
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