Qatar Steel Company, the first integrated steel plant in Arabian Gulf, hold its 35th Quality Control Forum in GRAND HYATT Hotel. This is an important event on the company’s calendar, and was attended by MD & CEO, Chiefs and other Department Managers, other than the employees of the company.
Aiming toward Building the Future, the QC Circle activities are aimed at encouraging employees to create new ideas in order to improve working conditions, safety, and individual development for the growth of the organization.
Elaborating on the significance of QC Circle in Qatar Steel, MD & CEO of Qatar Steel Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al-Hajri said, ‘Qatar Steel constantly endeavors to move beyond the traditional “total quality management” to explore how we can create a culture in which employees “live” quality in all their actions – where they are passionate about quality as a personal value, and not just simply obeying an instruction from top. We define a “true culture of quality” as an environment in which employees not only follow quality guidelines but also consistently see others taking quality-focused actions, hear others talking about quality, and feel quality all around them’.
Qatar Steel has realized numerous milestones since its inception in 1974, and throughout its long journey it has always aspired to achieve much higher levels of progress and development than targeted. As a result in the recent time, Qatar Steel has been accredited with an exclusive recognition by TURKAK (Turkish Accreditation Institution, Turkey), for Chemical and Mechanical testing of carbon steel used for reinforcement of concrete in Qatar and worldwide.
In addition, Qatar Steel is the first steel company as on date has achieved a performance rating of “VERY GOOD” for the prestigious BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Certification from CARES UK after the successful reassessment audit conducted along with CARES SCS Scheme Surveillance Audit.
Qatar Steel becomes the first rebar manufacturer in the GCC region that obtains the Certificate of Product Performance from Australasian Certification Authority for On the other hand, Qatar Steel becomes the first rebar manufacturer in the GCC region that obtains the Certificate of Product Performance from Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural steels (ACRS), which will enable Qatar Steel to Market its product in Australia and New Zealand.
Qatar Steel received Global HSE Excellence Award for 2018-2019 from the World Steel Association in recognition of the Company’s performance to ongoing commitment to preservation of HSE in the plant.
And last but not the least, Qatar Steel was awarded as one of the best operating Direct Reduction modules for its outstanding plant availability by MIDREX Technologies, Inc. at the Midrex Conference 2019 in Dublin. At the Conference held in Dublin, the award was handed over to Qatar Steel by CEO of MIDREX.
All these are the result of effective and efficient utilization of available resources and maximum applications of methods and ways to accomplish its ambitious objectives to attain its vision and become universally recognized to be a leader in the steel industry and achieving growth and excellence in safety, operational and financial levels.
For the last so many years, Qatar Steel has been conducting the Quality Control Circles aimed at excelling in operations and manufacturing techniques. This activity was originally associated with the Japanese Kaizen management and techniques, which has been accepted all over the world as a very effective tool to improve the quality of work environment. It facilitates total involvement of employees which aspire them to evolve solution of the problems
“Quality in action” guidelines facilitate the employees to understand the company’s expectations. Talking on the necessity of QC Circle meeting, Mr. Majid Mohammed Al-Marr, Quality Assurance Manager opined that, ‘we studied eight technical presentations and concluded that factors that drive quality as a cultural value are: leadership, message credibility, peer involvement, and most importantly employee ownership of quality issues. It has encouraged our employees to reduce cost in various areas of operations leading to produce defect-free goods. Consistent with objectives, we conducts group brainstorming sessions to determine the root causes of bottlenecks and identify corrective actions to act upon.’
Eight MD & CEO awards were presented to different departments as part of the program. The awards epitomizes Departments commitment to operational excellence and high performing organization values.