Traversing with agility
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Shopfloor Excellence

Excellence is a continuous journey at ANAND due to the collective endeavour of our trained workforce and the adoption of world-class practices. A responsive and agile team unceasingly raises the performance bar. Almost 15% of operating engineers (OEs) specialise in various functions, such as maintenance, through the ANAND specialised training for operating engineers (STOE). Additionally, the ANAND Heijunka production system, which is built on world-class manufacturing practices, provides a framework for shopfloor excellence.

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The ANAND OE Model

With over 90% facilities operated by knowledge workers called “Operating Engineers”, ANAND has harnessed the power of people for shopfloor excellence. Pioneered in the 1990s, the ANAND OE model has been replicated in all of our locations and is also an industry benchmark. Over the years, as OEs have matured through this process of learning and development, several of them have assumed managerial responsibilities.

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Diverse Workforce

Having taken a lead in placing women on the shopfloor, ANAND has long championed gender diversity at the workplace. ANAND demonstrated a strong commitment to women empowerment by creating an ecosystem comprising of hostels supervised by wardens and transport facilities. Reinforcing the belief in the power of people and the power of partnership, ANAND has built an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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Enabling Ecosystem

In order to provide a comfortable environment to our employees, we provide various facilities like hostel facility for operating engineers (Boys for the first year and Girls till their marriage), crèche facility for working mothers, transport facility for operating engineers, canteen facility (where food is provided at subsidized rates) and medical facility (wherein all employees are covered under Group Mediclaim policy and under ESIC, as per their eligibility).

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Specialized Training for Operating Engineers (STOE)

Pursuing the belief in the power of partnership to deliver excellence, ANAND has partnered the OEs through the Specialized Training for Operating Engineers (STOE) since 2005. At least 15% of OEs, selected through a special aptitude test, are prepared for higher responsibilities through the STOE. Cutting edge training is provided in maintenance, quality, tools, supply chain, safety and cell leadership amongst others.

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Encouraging Higher Education

Driven by the belief in the power of people, ANAND encourages its talent pool to learn continuously and undergo higher education. A series of in-house technical and personality development programmes are also designed by ANAND to bring the best out of people. OEs are encouraged through sponsorship to pursue higher education courses that are specially designed by higher learning institutions for ANAND.

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Quality Circles

Quality Circle (QC) is a work Group of employees who meet regularly to discuss their quality problems, investigate causes, recommend solutions and take corrective actions. At ANAND our aim is to have 100% participation of OEs in various QCs, as it is significant for the improvement of the products manufactured by the organization. Every year, our Group companies represent such QCs at various national and international competitions and win awards at various levels.

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Safety

At ANAND Group, our main focus is on the safety of our employees as an accident-free work environment boosts the morale of the team members working in different hazardous situations. Recognising these facts, we have our own safety policy, safety manual and a separate department to create adequate awareness and provide the know-how on safety.

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Quality

Quality Management Systems (QMS) documents the processes, procedures and responsibilities, for achieving quality policies and objectives. The management is committed towards zero tolerance for poor quality, transparency with customers and systematic approaches that stand the test of time.

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People Recognition

While our people’s practices inspire employees to give their best, we continuously honour and recognise the best of them. This philosophy has enabled ANAND to promote the power of people and the power of partnership. The recognition at the annual ‘ANAND Excellence Awards’ has encouraged a culture of quality and manufacturing excellence across the locations.