TVS wins coveted 2009 Progressive Manufacturer 100 Award
TVS Motor Company has won the coveted 2009
Progressive Manufacturer 100 (PM 100) award for end-to-end automation of
the entire business process of its lubricant brand, TVS TRU4. Instituted
by US based Managing Automation Media, the progressive manufacturing
awards program is designed to support and reflect the extensive drive by
manufacturers across the globe to improve and capitalize on growth
opportunities. 100 projects that achieved distinction in at least one of
the eight core disciplines defined by Managing Automation Media were
The disciplines include Business Model Mastery, Customer Mastery, Supply
Network Mastery, Data & Integration Mastery, Innovation Mastery,
Training & Education Mastery, Leadership, and Operational Excellence.
Winners are chosen based on the scope of mastery, business integration
and use of technology.
According to Mr. T G Dhandapani, CIO, TVS Motor Company, Automation of
our lubricant business through seamless implementation of the
progressive manufacturing concept, which advocates manufacturing
business transformation, supported by advanced technology, has won us
this award. We have been selected for our mastery in the Data and
integration discipline. Our endeavour is to bring innovation into the
manufacturing and distribution processes.
An independent judging panel of eminent personalities from various
industries, chaired by David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief, Managing
Automation Media, and Jeff Moad, Executive Editor, Managing Automation,
reviewed project nominations and chose the winners based on the scope,
business impact and use of technology related to each discipline.
TVS Motor Company was chosen for the e-enablement of its order
obtainment and order fulfilment process over the internet. Innovative
thinking combining the use of internet technology and SAP helped deploy
this solution successfully. This delivery model enormously benefits us
in terms of quicker response time, improved service levels to our
customers and reduction of logistic costs. T.G. Dhandapani added.
Other stalwarts like Caterpillar, Chevron Corp, Pfizer Inc. were among
the finalists who were recognised.