Scrap Reduction By Using Total Quality Management Tools


  • Sanjay Kumar M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering
  • S.S Mantha VJTI
  • Arun Kumar M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering



LRPC, Cause & Effect diagram, Pareto analysis, left over rings


A case study was carried out in one of the leading Indian industries manufacturing pre-stressed concrete steel strands (PC wire). It has major applications in bridges and construction industry. During study, lot of scrap was observed. Reasons for scrap was found out by using total quality management tools (TQM). Such as brainstorming, cause & effect diagram and pareto analysis. Main reasons were left over rings, non-conformity, chheda and weld/wire breakage. In the present study, scraps due to left over rings were reduced gradually by taking suitable action.


Author Biographies

Sanjay Kumar, M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering

S.S Mantha, VJTI

Dr. Mantha S S has been working as a professor of Robotics, AI and Control Theory for 25 years at the prestigious Institute, VJTI, in Mumbai and also been the Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He currently is on lien at the Institute, having been appointed as the Vice Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in March this year. Currently he is the actg. Chairman AICTE having been appointed in July 2009. He also held the position of the Pro Vice Chancellor, SNDT University, Maharashtra. He is an academician of repute and an able administrator. He has over 160 publications in reputed Indian and international Journals and Conferences. He is also the recipient of the Prestigious best teacher award of the Government of Maharashtra. With the expertise in IT that he has, he has been appointed as an IT expert by the DIT, Govt. of Maharashtra and in the process has been instrumental in completing several IT projects for the State. He also is a reputed consultant in the area of Industrial Automation for several Industries in Mumbai and Pune including government organizations.

Arun Kumar, M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering

Dr. Arun Kumar is working as a principal of VIVA Institute of Technology, affiliated to Mumbai University. He has worked as Chairman, Board of Studies and Member of Academic Council in Mumbai University. His areas of interest are Total Quality Management, Human Resource Development and Materials Management. 




How to Cite

Kumar, S., Mantha, S., & Kumar, A. (2022). Scrap Reduction By Using Total Quality Management Tools. International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications, and Practice, 16(4).



Quality, Reliability, Maintenance Engineering