Ergonomics Meet at Tisco
TISCO recently formed an Ergonomics Cell headed by O.B. Krishna to study the concept of Ergonomics and spreading the knowledge to all employees in the organisation.
TISCO held a 2-day workshop on Ergonomics on April 2 and 3 at the Rusi Mody Centre of Excellence, Jamshedpur. Noted industrialists, doctors, professors and experts shared their knowledge about Ergonomics at the workshop. Godrej were invited to give a presentation on Ergonomics in furniture. Raviprakash R. Gupta (General Manager — Furniture Marketing) and Girish Nalavade (General Manager — Furniture Design) gave a presentation on the subject. We displayed and demonstrated our range of Chairs and Computer Furniture.
This seminar not only imparted knowledge about Ergonomics, but also spread awareness of how Godrej use Ergonomics in Furniture designing.
Bibhash Biswas, Jamshedpur Branch
Today’s salesmen have to believe themselves to be managers of their territories rather than merely selling products and ideas. With the objective of making our Sales Officers more effective and productive, a 3-day workshop was held by the Locks Division at Khandala. The programme, ‘‘Dynamic Salesmanship for Greater Productivity’’, covered around 40 participants from All-India locations in two batches.
Based on market study and feedback from our employees, a customized programme was implemented for the Sales Officers covering the following areas:
The training programme was a blend of interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, case studies, simulated role-plays with live video to enable participants to translate the techniques and concepts into tackling practical market issues, thereby sharpening their selling skills.
Experience speaks more than theory
Locks Division has added a new concept in training of Sales Officers called ‘‘Experience Over Theory’’, where one section of the main training programme is conducted by our own Regional Managers/Asst. Sales Managers who have special sales skills.
This helps not only in sharing knowledge among Sales Officers, but also increases their confidence in the concepts and techniques discussed as they are proven methods in the same field. The initiation of this technique was done by Mohan Kumar, Asst. Sales Manager — Bangalore) during the programme of ‘‘Dynamic Salesmanship for greater productivity’’ in Khandala.
Dean Noronha, Locks Division (Marketing)
Godrej launches new e-lock
The Lock Division recently launched e-lock, the latest among Godrej Electronic main door locks, with access control and soft touch key.
The e-lock operates on a micro controller-based embedded system, which provides unmatched security. This product is backed by a large dealer network and supported by a strong service set-up which includes:
Ratan Saklatwala, Kolkata Branch
Bangalore branch conducted a Roadshow at Hotel Srinivasa, Mangalore, exhibiting the entire range of Locking systems, Scissors and Knives under one roof.
Local advertising about the Maha Mela was done through various newspapers, handbills and cable network. Approximately 600 customers, major retailers, architects and builders visited the mela and showed keen interest in the products displayed.
This Maha Mela gave an impact on Ultra range, created good publicity and product awareness.
On the last day of Maha Mela the branch personnel held a Retailer Salesman Workshop, which was attended by 45 retailer salesmen. Training was imparted to retailer salesmen on product features, benefits and superiority over competitive range. Special focus was given on Locks application for different usages. During the workshop, a quiz was conducted about the products. There was a good response from participants. The top three winners were awarded and two consolation prizes were given. A small memento was given to all the participants at the end of this meet.
Kudos to the Bangalore team members for their initiative and efforts in making the Maha Mela a great success!
The Locks Division organised a Suppliers Meet. The theme of the Meet was ‘‘Partners in Progress’’. The objective of the Meet was that as partners in progress, both Locks Division and Suppliers need to win the customers’ confidence together and various innovative ways of working together to counter products in the Indian market.
The Locks Division presented an Action Plan, 80/20 for all the components and sub-assembly and the suppliers too presented a plan about their good practices. The presentation was made on Web-based Procurement System. Locks Division has implemented the same for 42 Suppliers. It is well received by everyone.
At the end of the Meet, Recognition Certificates were given to Suppliers for their outstanding work. The certificates were distributed for Long Association (more than 25 years) and for excellence in areas of innovation, value engineering, quality systems, cost reduction and performance.
Kartik Modi, Locks Division