ASQ Fellow, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, CRE, CQE, CMQ/OE
*is a Fellow of ASQ and Expert trainer for Six Sigma, Reliability Engineering, DFSS, Statistical Quality Control, Design of Experiments and other related topics.
*is Certified by ASQ as Six Sigma Master Black Belt, CRE, CQE, CMQ/OE
*is Author of book 'Six Sigma for Business Excellence' published by Pearson Education
*Co-author of book 'Total Quality Management' published by Pearson Education
*a recipient of DL Shah/QCI Quality Champion Award for 2018 and Qimpro Foundation Silver Standard 2003 award as outstanding Quality Manager in India
Hemant Urdhwareshe, is the Principal Consultant and Director Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR). Hemant is a mechanical engineer and has total 41 years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering at Cummins India Limited (CIL) and as a consultant at IQR. As Head of Quality, Reliability and subsequently Engineering functions at CIL, Hemant was actively involved in driving Six Sigma and has led and sponsored many Six Sigma projects. He has applied various Six Sigma tools in improving processes and solving complex manufacturing and field problems. He has conducted many in-house training programs on Leadership, Quality Engineering and management at CIL and on behalf of Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE), Pune Section. He has also published many articles on Six Sigma and quality engineering.
Under his leadership, since 2005, IQR has conducted numerous Black/Green Belt Programs for companies including ASQ South Asia, Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Fleetguard Filters, TACO, Alfa Laval, Menon Pistons and Mahindra Hinoday. He has been the lead faculty for many CRE programs conducted at BEL and DRDO on behalf of ASQ India. Hemant has been a panelist for the Lean Six Sigma Awards organized by Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD). Hemant was a visiting faculty at Symbiosis Institute of Business (SIBM) Management for Six Sigma and Business Statistics. He has authored a book ‘Six Sigma for Business Excellence’ which was published by Pearson Education in September 2010. He has also coauthored the book ‘Total Quality Management’ which has been published in October 2010 with his wife Rashmi. Hemant has also delivered guest lectures at reputed institutions like ISRO, NIQR, IIT Bombay etc.
a Fellow of American Society for Quality (ASQ)
·He is the first Six Sigma Master Black Belt in India certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ) (December 2010)
· The first ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) in India (1998)
· ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (1996) and
· ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (2005)
· The first person in India with five or more certifications from ASQ
· Senior Member of ASQ, Fellow of IIPE and member of National Center for Quality Management. (NCQM) and Life Member of NIQR
· Qualified Lead Assessor