3rd Conclave on Poka Yoke, Jidoka, SMED and Karakuri by QCFI Bengaluru


QCFI Bengaluru Chapter, in association with BMS College of Engineering, South Bengaluru,
conducted a 1-Day Conclave on Poke Yoke, Jidoka, SMED and Karakuri, on Saturday, 25th January 2020.  The college campus near the well known Bull Temple of Bengaluru,  is very neat and clean and equipped with state of the art infrastructure facilities.

The Conclave had attracted 83 teams & 18 delegates from 28 organizations.  74 teams won the Gold award and 9 teams won the Silver award.  The year on year growth in the number of participants has been more than 75%.   The participants have given a very good review about the venue, hospitality and other arrangements.

Category No. of Teams Award
Gold Silver
Poka Yoke 65 57 08
SMED 10 10
Jidoka 04 03 01
Karakuri 04 04
Total 83 74 09


The program commenced in the morning by lighting the lamp by the Chief Guests and was concluded in the evening after the award distribution and Vote of Thanks.

The Chief Guests for the Inaugural function were Dr B.V. Ravi Shankar, Principal, BMS College of Engineering, and Sri R. Suresh, Chairman, QCFI, Bengaluru Chapter;  and for the Valedictory function, we had Sri Siddhartha Sirdeshpande, COO, Maini Precision Products, Sri Praveen Pai, General Manager, BOSCH Ltd., and Sri Ramesh Nayak, HOD, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, BMS College.  The Chief Guests inspired the participants with their motivational talks.

All the Governing Council members of the Chapter were actively associated  and have given good support for smooth flow of activity.


S.No Name of Jury Organization
1. Sri Rakesh Mishra Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd.
2. Sri Prakash V. Sartorius Stedim India Pvt. Ltd.
3. Sri Veeresh Math Autoliv India Pvt. Ltd.
4. Sri Lokesh Agarwal Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd.
5. Sri N. Murali Sogefi Engine Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
6. Sri Gururaj Schneider Electric President Systems Ltd.
7. Sri Arun Kumar Yaskawa India Pvt. Ltd.
8. Ms Chitra M.D. Wendt India Ltd.  Hosur
9. Dr Rathan Raj BMS College of Engineering
10. Dr B. Ravishankar BMS College of Engineering