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Steering the Steelway Warehouse- Mr Dilip Das

September 15, 2020    

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In this edition of Abhivyakti, Meet AE, Production, Mr Dilip Das from Jindal Stainless Steelway limited who has completed 15 stain-less years being a part of the Jindal family. He has gone through multiple role changes and has proved to be consistent performer everytime. Currently he is warehouse incharge in Pathredi plant. Destiny brought this man from Odisha to Haryana…some strings attached right? Read more to know his story. 

Q- Tell us about your life before Jindal stainless.

Ans- I was born in Odisha and I grew up in the capital city Bhubaneswar. When I reminisce about my childhood, memories of working in farms come to my mind. With limited resources, I completed my senior secondary education after which I pursued ITI (Fitter) from Therubali which is in Rayagada district.  My professional journey kick started with an automobile manufacturing company called Mark Auto India limited in Gurgaon. I joined there as a quality inspector and worked for four years. It was then when I witnessed the utilisation of stainless steel in vehicles. This ignited curiosity about stainless steel in me. I began searching about this magical ferroalloy. I searched about stainless steel making process and gathered all the related information. Getting employed with Jindal stainless, India’s largest stainless-steel producer in 2005 was like a dream come true for me.

Q- How has the Jindal stainless journey been for you?

Ans- I joined Jindal stainless on Dec 1, 2005. It has been quite a journey since then. Time passed with a blink of an eye and it is hard to believe that I have completed 15 ‘Happy’ years with this organization. I joined here in the quality department where under the guidance of AVP, Operation, Mr SK Mahajan, I learnt a lot. In this 15-year journey, my role was changed many times. I worked in PPC, Quality, Production and Operation Departments. Currently, I am working as a warehouse in charge (Assistant Engineer). I got a great exposure by working in these different departments and my knowledge also expanded exponentially

I believe that Kaizan is most important value for any type of industry. I learnt from my seniors and implemented all the lessons in the dispatch system. With implementing proper planning and scheduling, we achieved the highest ever dispatch of our service center. It improved from 3,000 MT in 2005 to 15,500 MT in Feb 2020 and we hope for further improvement to do best.

Q- Share some memorable experiences from your journey-

Ans- For me, every moment of being productive at work is memorable. I remember that we were engaged in loading activity of vehicle in three shifts previously for 9,000 MT dispatch. But now, under the guidance of Head, Manufacturing, Mr Nilesh Ratilal Faladu, we are loading vehicle with around 15,500 MT dispatch with the same manpower but application of better management ideas. I am also grateful that we haven’t paid detention charge from last 1-2 years. From last two years, I have been actively participating in development of packing methodology for JSSL and changing packing contract from company contract to labour wage contract which is beneficial in terms of cost. It’s always the achievements earned with hard work that brings smile to my face. One of the fondest memories of my journey over here is when with the help of just two employees, we reused scrap packing material for packing the finished goods, which saved approximately 3 lakh per month. Remembering this incident always fills my heart with pride.

Q- What do you like to do in your spare time?

Ans- I like to spend my spare time with my family. I really enjoy playing with my two kids. Besides this, I have a keen interest in market and industry news. I love to read about stories and performances of other companies. I watch business news channels to keep myself updated with all the latest developments. It also helps me to be updated with prices of metals related with stainless steel industry.

Q- What is your message to Jindal stainless family

Ans- My message to Jindal family is that we, the employees, should remain happy.  With a positive and happy mindframe, we are more productive and this spirit makes us strong as an organisation. We can achieve the desired goal if we work with dedication and honesty. Jindal stainless values innovation and we should work towards making a collaborative culture within the company where employees are encouraged to share their ideas. The company is providing facilities to the employees so that they can deliver the most outstanding customer service. So, I urge everyone to keep the working environment positive so that everyone can perform their best.