A Two-day Performance Enhancement Workshop on ‘Zero Demurrage in loading circuit’ was organised at HRD Centre of Rourkela Steel Plant on 23rd & 24th September. Mr. S R Suryawnshi, ED (Works) presided over the inaugural and valedictory sessions. Present on the occasion were Mr. Naresh Kumar, CGM, Services, Mr. Debabrata Dutta,CGM I/c, HSM, Mr. A.K. Arora, CGM, SRM, Rourkela Mr. A.K. Behera, CGM, Traffic, Ms. Rajashree Banerjee, CGM, HRDC, and. In all, 35 employees including executives from associated Departments like Traffic and Raw Material, RMHP, Hot Strip Mill,Silicon Steel Mill. New Plate Mill, PPC, Marketing, CMO,R&C Lab, C&IT and representatives from Indian Railways attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Suryawnshi emphasised upon reducing the turn around time of the railway wagons both in input as well as despatch circuits within the stipulated free time which will help in bringing down the demurrage to zero and boost the bottom-line significantly.
It is worth mentioning here that all the input raw materials of RSP are brought by railway wagons to the plant and are unloaded at various unloading units. Similarly wagons are being provided by the railways for despatch of finished products from the Plant. For this, railway has a fixed time slot for each rake (fixed fleet of wagons) called free time, during which the wagons are to be returned to Railways after loading/unloading. If the rake is returned beyond the free time, then they impose penalty on those wagons called demurrage.
The sessions focused on reducing turnaround time of wagons and the challenges in rake management. This was followed by discussions on issues pertaining to zero demurrage management and formulation of Action Plan. The points raised in the action plan were discussed thread bare in the presence of General Managers and HODs of all associated Department
Mr. A.K. Behera, CGM, Traffic welcomed the gathering in the inaugural programme while Mr. K.Sunyani, GM, T&RM purposed formal vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Mrs. A. Behera, Sr. Manager, HRDC