The Quality Efforts & Effects at the airport are spearheaded by a small group of professionals who have organized themselves in the form of a ‘Quality & Service Delivery’ (QSD) function at IGIA. The prime responsibility of QSD is to ascertain and deliver on superior service as per the standards of the airport administration. The department has been responsible for identifying quality gaps, providing solutions, doing process audits and overall quality control at the airport. There are three verticals under the QSD umbrella; Operational & Process Excellence Service Excellence Business Excellence
Quality culture at IGIA revolves around 3 P’s: People, Product/Service and Process. There are well-defined quality practices for all three aspects. In people IGIA values its employees and provides opportunities to enhance their skill base through competency gap analysis, trainings, job rotations and strong employee engagement. The 2nd P i.e. Product or in our case Service plays a key role in sustainable organizational success. This is part of our Operational Excellence drive which ensures that our services are par with best in class airports and this is reflected through consistently good ratings by passengers on an ACI led Airport Service Quality Program. Process Excellence at IGIA takes care of third P – Process. All work systems the airport ecosystem are established, implemented, monitored and improved through a strong process management, easy process document sign-off, education, SLAs, OLAs, effective and efficient KPI tracking and through regular process audits and assessments.
To establish a total quality culture at IGI Airport, IGIA incorporated a dedicated Quality function in 2006. It has been responsible for identifying quality gaps, providing solutions, doing process audits and overall quality control at the airport. Quality has institutionalized in the form of CIP culture, 5S, KAIZEN – first of its kind in airport environment in India. Under the function we have 3 verticals viz., Operational & Process Excellence (DIALean, Infrastructure audit – wandering about audit, CIP, KAIZEN, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance, ISO, Process Studies, Theory of Constraints, Idea Factory), Service Excellence (Airport Service Quality, Customer Response Management), Business Excellence(lead ‘Change Management’ intervention to embrace Malcolm & Baldrige Business Excellence Model, Drive Strategic Initiative of Building a Customer Focused Organization, Knowledge Management)