Mr. Girish Kumar, our Head of Business attends IPPTA seminar in Pune; topic was “Best Mantainence Practices in Pulp & Paper Mill to improve Profitability”. It was a good two day session and various topic were discussed in the forum of panel, discussion were made by eminent people from various industries. The common theme was that, importance should be given to team and practices to run the plant efficiently and increase the plant availability.
An interesting point was made by Mr. Naushad Forbes of Forbes Marshall that while availability of plant has increased in last two decades, the gap between the best and the average player of the industry has remain the same. So the solution lies in embossing automation to the maximum extent possible.
Yash Papers touched a new high in production by reaching highest finished production till date in PM#03. The output increases by 50%.
Yash Papers had several new joining in the season. Efficient and vibrant new talent in various fields of Engineering, Paper Technology, and Management joined the team. A fresh lot of 20 people include 06 Engineers, 06 Paper Tech., 04 Management Graduates 02 Electrician’s and 02 Science Graduates joined us recently to create a strong, sustainable organization.
Internship Completion: A two month long learning period of Internship came to a end where out of 25 projects 20 students successfully completed their internship in the month of june-july in various departments like Raw Material, Pulp, Paper M/c, Mech., Inst., Elec., R&D, HR, Marketing etc. while others students are still in learning process and are completing in month of august.
Suggestions and findings were given by the students in their presentation on their assigned projects; this came out to be beneficial for the organization.
Marketing intern, Amir Masood presented his findings and observations after his visit to several clients on the topic “Analysis of customer’s attitude, preference and satisfaction level towards paper products – made through Yash Papers.
Work Hard Party Harder: Yash Club organized a fun trip to Lucknow where Yash Club members along with their families visited Lucknow, and watched latest movie KICK. The movie was followed by lunch, and then a visit to historic monument Bada Imambara. Around 80 people enjoyed the fun trip.
Mr. Siva Kishan, our Head of Yash Pack division, received a fellowship from UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) to attend a 2 week course on 'Green Industry: Transforming the industry of the future' at the Central European University, Budapest from 29th June to 12th July 2014. He was selected along with 24 other participants from various countries. His earlier work in Green Buildings and current work on Biodegradable Packaging were seen as important sectors for the future of industry and helped him get a full fellowship to attend the course. Through this participation, Mr. Kishan has made many new influential contacts in other countries and also got insights into the future of various international environmental conventions. UNIDO is keen to have Mr. Kishan back to their executive programme in the future.
Amrit Arjan Initiative: “The effort that will make the difference.” In continuation to our journey of Amrit Arjan the following Kaizen Guru’s are visited us from 5th to 9th August 2014. We are proud to have interacted with Mr. Vinod Grover who is the founder of Kaizen Institute in India. In addition to keep alive the initiative, a volunteer team was formed in which a volunteer was appointed from each department to maintain the model area of PM #03. A team of 15 members worked regularly for past two weeks to keep the area clean and up to date.
Ladies Club Teej Function was enjoyed by all the ladies of Yash at the “Karma”. Manjula Ma’am the promoter of our Yash family organized a grand celebration for ladies to enjoy the prosperous festival of Teej. Green was the theme color, Ladies in green enjoyed games, snacks, song and dance, followed by dinner. Mrs. Alka Agarwal won the “Teej Queen” title, while Mrs. Anita Agarwal stood second.
A.G.M was held on 09th August 2014 for all the shareholders. The meet happened in Kanpur at the Head Office where all the shareholders met. We are thankful to all the share holders who attended and also to those who made use of the e-voting initiative.
Our Board met on 9th Aug 2014 to review quarter results and other matters. The company was happy to report better results and we are now working on even better performance.
The board also formed two further committees on “Strategy” headed by Mr. Basant Khaitan and “Sustainability” headed by Mr. Mudar Pathreya to provide required focus on the subjects.
Mr. Ved Krishna, Head of Group was invited as a panelist for the seminar “Economic Times Operational Excellence” in Delhi. His talk on Values was well received.
Mr. Ved Krishna, Head of Group attended Papertech seminar in Hyderabad and also spoke on emerging technologies in the CEO panel. His talk was well appreciated.
Director KAIZEN Institute – INDIA visited YASH: Mr. Vinod Grover director Kaizen Institute visited us. He is our mentor in making YASH a world class company. Addressing in assembly he appreciated that we are very clear on our goals and now we just need to cross the way through. He mentioned that making efforts to achieve the goals is the necessity of the time. He stressed on the point that in order of being world class our initial requirement is that our workplace should be world class and working environment should be energetic.
Farewell to Electrical Guru : Yash Papers bid adieu to one of the most efficient, learned, experienced, and knowledgeful employee of our Electrical department, Mr. Ram Murat Dwivedi. Commonly known as “Guruji” between the fellow workers, he has been a teacher a mentor to many. He has been with us since 01/08/1988. There shall always be an emptiness of his absence in the factory. However he has promised to continue his guidance and support whenever needed.
SRMCEM Students Visited YASH: Yash hosted another successful Industrial visit, where a batch of approximately 50 students visited Yash. They visited the whole plant, and had an insight of working culture of a manufacturing unit. They got in-depth knowledge of Paper Making. Like every Friday we shall be continuing the series of Industrial Visit, where SRMCEM and other colleges shall be visiting us.
Independence Day @ Yash Papers: Like every year this year also Yash celebrated 15th August with full patriotism and energy. The day started with garlanding our founder Mr. K.K. Jhunjhunwala, Flag Hosting was done by Mr. Girish Kumar Head of Business, followed by speech of respected people. The emphasis was on “Taking up Responsibility” standing by it and seeing it through. It was followed by a quiz competition which took us all back into memory lanes of the independence era. Games like Tug of War, and Volleyball was also enjoyed by the employees.