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Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR)

Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR)

Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR) was established in Nov. 2005, with primary objective to help Industries for improving their business performance. IQR also supports individuals aspiring to improve their knowledge and skills in Quality and Reliability.

After 28 years of rich industrial experience in the Industry, at Cummins India Ltd. (CIL), Hemant Urdhwareshe decided to establish IQR. So far we have trained about 3000 Black/Green Belts, 500 reliability engineers and more than 5500 professionals in the field of Quality and Reliability.

We provide Training and Consultancy services of the highest class in - 

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Six Sigma approach
  • Quality Engineering and Design of Experiments
  • ASQ Certifications
  • Statistical Techniques

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We are proud of our association with our customers!

 

We have conducted many programs including Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt, Certified Reliability Engineer, Design of Experiments and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), workshops for:

  • American Society for Quality (India)
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Fleetguard India
  • TACO
  • Alfa Laval
  • Menon Pistons
  • DGP Hinoday
  • Satyam Computers
  • Eaton India
  • Tata Motors,
  • Thermax,
  • Tata Johnson Controls,
  • Behr India,
  • Mirc Electronics
  • Anchor Health and Beauty Care
  • Semco Electronics
  • Tetra Pak
  • ARAI
  • Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation (Semco)
  • Suzlon Energy
  • Madura Fashion and Lifestyle
  • Sandvik Asia
  • Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Bosch India
  • Greaves Cotton
  • Gallagher Service Center
  • SAP Parts

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Hemant Urdhwareshe

Hemant Urdhwareshe

He is the first Six Sigma Master Black Belt in India certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is one of the most qualified, knowledgeable and experienced quality professionals in India. He has conducted Six Sigma Black and Green Belt programmes for many reputed companies such as Ashok Leyland, ASQ South Aisa, Tata Motors, Fleetguard, TACO, Alfa Laval,Menon Pistons, DGP Hinoday and Eaton technologies, Semco, Madura Fashions and Lifestyle. He has also conducted many other workshop on Reliability Engineering, FMEA at Tata Motors, Tata Johnson Controls, Grundfoss India, Greaves etc. He is the first person in India with 6 or more quality certifications from ASQ. He has published many articles on the subjects of quality, reliability and Six Sigma. Hemant has Experience of more than 42 years in the field of quality engineering, reliability and quality management at CIL and consulting/training for various otehr companies.

He is :

  • Fellow of ASQ, Fellow of NIQR, Fellow of NCQM
  • Author of the book "Six Sigma for Business Excellence" published by Pearson Education
  • Coauthor of book 'Total Quality Management' by Pearson Education
  • ASQ Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (First in India)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Manager (first in India)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer
  • QCI-DL Shah Quality Champion Award winner 2018
  • Qimpro Foundation Silver Standard 2003 Quality Award Winner
  • Qualified lead assessor for ISO 9000 and has led and conducted many quality system audits

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Dr.Vikas Garud

Dr.Vikas Garud

He is a mechanical engineer from VJTI, Mumbai University. He completed post graduation - M. E., with specialization in Machine Design. His project in Robotics area was instrumental in development of full fledged robotics and automation laboratory in VJTI. He was first in the batch, in Mumbai University. Combining professional experience and research work carried out for the Aeronautical R&D Board, Defense Ministry, Govt. of India, he successfully completed Ph. D. in the area of Design Quality Assurance from Mumbai University. Dr. Vikas Garud started his career in Quality Management in MIRC Electronics Ltd., makers of the Onida brand of home appliances. Dr.Garud has assisted many organizations in developing quality systems and preparing for Business Excellence Awards. He has conducted number of workshops on QFD, FMEA, SPC, MSA, Process Mapping, Quality Audits Problem Solving and Six Sigma. Dr.Garud had worked as examiner/senior examiner for the IMC-Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award since its inception in 1997. He is a Certified Reliability Engineer from ASQ.


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Yashwant Mahakal

Yashwant Mahakal

Mr.Yashwant Mahakal is certified as Six Sigma Black Belt by ASQ. He is a production engineer from VJTI with 11 years experience in Automotive and Engineering Industries including TATA Motors, Fleet guard Filters (Cummins Group), Filtrum Tools, TACO Group, Veena Industries in the areas of Lean Manufacturing Systems / Quality Assurance / Quality Management Systems/ Product Development / Supplier Development and Costing. He has four years of consulting experience in the Areas of Lean Manufacturing and Quality Management Systems. He has successfully implemented many lean manufacturing projects.

Yashwant is certified by ASQ as

  • Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
  • Quality Engineer (CQE),
  • Reliability Engineer (CRE) and
  • Quality Manager (CMQ/OE).

His areas of expertise include :

  • Six Sigma
  • Kaizen, TPM and Lean Manufacturing Systems ·
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Product design and Development
  • Supply Chain Management and Supplier Development

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