The Pantanagar plant of Ashok Leyland has won the 2016 Deming Prize. Deming Prize is a global quality award for Total Quality Management (TQM). First truck and bus plant in the world to win the Deming Prize, and also the only commercial vehicle manufacturer of non-Japanese origin, the Pantanagar facility of Ashok Leyland, according to Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, is fully-integrated and capable of manufacturing future-ready products. “Consistent quality, technology, innovation and robust processes are the pillars which have helped us to garner international recognition and customer satisfaction,” mentioned Dasari. Established in 1951 by Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) to honour W. Edwards Deming, who contributed greatly to Japan’s proliferation of statistical quality control after World War II, the selection procedure of the winner involves a tedious process. It is known to be an intense and time consuming effort for the company and the examination body.

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