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Xth Lean Kaizen Mela 2014


Piyush 2014-05-15


I am really inspired to take this initiative on Lean Kaizen and announce our three-day national Seminar on Operational Excellence practices across India, called Lean Kaizen Mela. In the true spirit of Kaizen, let me invite you, for Xth Lean Kaizen Mela.

We would love to see you at Suzlon Excellence Academy on June 19th – 20th - 21st 2014. It is a three day event with Keynote Sessions, Case Study Competition, Lean Workshop and Best Practice Factory Tours. It is in collaboration with DCCIA Pune (Deccan Chamber of Industries & Agriculture). It is well attended by all Lean Kaizen practicing companies around.

Xth Lean Kaizen Mela 2014

Xth Lean Kaizen Mela 2014

History

In year 2003, First Lean Kaizen Mela was attended by more than 100 local & international participants coming in, under the patronage of Masaaki Imai San, the Father of Kaizen. Over the time, it has grown in its prominence as well as coverage. Our subsequent “Theme”s had shown greater adaptability during the recessionary phases of 2008-09 by leading in challenging times. Shoji Shiba San had graced our event in 2009. Today, in this phase of turbulent political economy, where every strategy is a potboiler, we take the pleasure of presenting The Xth Lean Kaizen Mela. It is being held on June 19th - 20th - 21st 2014 at the Suzlon Excellence Academy, Pune.

Theme – “Lean the Indian Way”

The concept behind choosing this topic is to reinforce the need of looking at the Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma and such Operational Excellence philosophy & tools as an Indigenous variety rather than always looking West or East for guidelines. We will focus on the Cases that have indian’ized the way of implementation and sustenance, however using the same concepts.

Culture vs Strategy

Indian Culture is a deciding factor in the success of such implementation drives by the management of any Organization. We cannot copy the Work Culture of any successful company, but can definitely adapt the tools and techniques for the Cultural Amalgamation. Our people must look at it as something internal and not imposed and be inspired to pursue it with total involvement. Culture of Continual Improvement must become a Strategic Advantage for the Organization in Business Terms. The nuances of the Indian Culture are less utilized by the implementation groups. Our hypothesis is based on the interconnections between the Organizational Culture and the change associated with Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma implementation, identifying the Good Fit, Neutral Fit or a Bad Fit. We philosophically propagate that the tools and techniques can be adapted to take advantages of the points under Good Fit for Indian Culture.

India – the eternal land of awareness & opportunities

India is the cynosure of the Global Economy today, although we’re expected to perform much more than what we contribute in the global kitty of trade. Back in the 1500 – 100 B.C.E., approximately 33 % of the global trade happened in India. The gross domestic product of India in the 16th century was estimated at about 25.1% of the world economy. You must remember that one of our oldest texts on Business and Governance is Arthashashtra — meaning study of commerce that is contemporary to the rise of Buddhist philosophy from the Mauryan and Golden Gupta period. India as a nation has always balanced its political economy with great emphasis on Spirituality as well as Trade.

India was the leading nation in Knowledge Economy. Malaysia and other South East Asian countries received the Culture of India as a by-product of the economic consolidation with India very early. It slowed down under the Foreign Invasion, viz East India Company and ilk, when we started exporting Raw Material and buying Finished Goods from Europe. Our cultural backbone was dented with Imperial Education & Work Schemes, pushing us into half-ready Industrial Economy. Our dominance on Knowledge Economy needs to be brought back. Similarly, we have to open our blinkered vision to realize the beauty of a Good Fit of Management Implementation and Organizational Culture, and this is our Tradition Rediscovered.

Myth – origin and breakthrough

“Management” and “Marketing” is an American Imposition

Some of the themes that we have picked up are: The Science of Wealth: The Arthashashtra of Kautilya; Marwaris: What we can learn from their success; Business models of the early Buddhist Monastery.

For example, Business models of the early Buddhist Monastery will look at how a monastery functioned as a corporation, how it made money and spent it and what were the principles that governed it as an enterprise. The scholars will research ancient texts as the basis for the work.

(Read more: http://forbesindia.com/interview/special/once-upon-a-time-history-of-indian-business/16392/1#ixzz31VBqxHme)

After 1991, for the first time business is acquiring respect in the Indian society

Few know that even all that time the Indian economy was more prosperous and robust than that of say, the U.K. and certainly most of Western Europe. The per capita GDP was higher and the institutions of trade and banking were well-developed for the time. India’s share of the world income went from 33% in 1000 BC, 27% in 1700 AD (compared to Europe’s share of 23%) to 3% in 1950.

India is an Agricultural economy, not conducive for Industry.

Today, even the Agricultural Products have blossomed into giant Industrial Houses that process the yield. The Economy of India is the 10th-largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Indian Economy is 2nd & 3rd largest in Asia in term of PPP and Nominal GDP respectively & largest Economy in South Asia. It is the World’s 2nd fastest-growing major economy just after China, with growth rates averaging 7.7% over the past 10 years. GDP share by sector is Agriculture: 16.9%, Industry: 17%, Services: 66.1% (2013 est.).

India is one of the fastest developing Economic Superpower with potential to become world third largest economy (Nominal) by 2020.

Lean Kaizen TPM or Sig Sigma is not for Indian Businesses.

Since 2001, Indian Companies have been winning the most coveted and prestigious Deming Award every year till 2013 where it was bagged by RSB Transmissions Ltd. in Pune, trained early by Vedzen and also a member of DCCIA Pune. The Quality revolution is evident as the DNA of Indian manufacturing, with regard to quality, has changed. The next decade will find Indian-manufactured goods being sought in the global marketplace.

From the Top 100 Companies of India, nearly 80% of the companies either have a department on Business Excellence or Operational Excellence, or have a full time dedicated resource for handling and running Continual Improvement projects (on Lean, Kaizen, TPM, Six Sigma).

Data Source: (ET Top 500), Analysis: Sanat Sankrityayan

 

Company Name Industry NSE 100 / BSE 100

Indian Origin

Practices Lean, Kaizen, TPM or Six Sigma

Have Business Excellence

Have Operational  Excellence

1

Ashok Leyland Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

2

Bajaj Auto Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

Bosch Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100

No

Yes

No

Yes

4

Exide Industries Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

5

Hero Motocorp Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

6

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

7

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

8

Tata Motors Ltd. Automobiles NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

9

Axis Bank Ltd. Banking & Finance NSE 100 / BSE-100

Yes

No

Yes

No

10

Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd. Banking & Finance NSE 100

Yes

No

No

No

 

Lean Kaizen Mela 2014 – Program Design

Programme will go live on June 19th with the sessions by Keynote Speakers. We have two guests coming in to grace the dais, who will open the theme for the day and let it flow. Our Keynote Speakers are from the Industry, leading their endeavor with legends from Organizational Excellence to support our theme on “Lean the Indian Way”. We will share the profile of the speakers with you in advance.

Workshop on various topics elaborating the tools and application of Lean, Kaizen, TPM or Six Sigma will be conducted on June 19th that will have multiple entry facility to attend the one that is more relevant to your area of work. Suggested Topics are Lean Culture – Transformation with Total Employee Involvement, Kaizen in India – Cultural Strategy, Kaizen & TPM – the assimilation of Concepts, and The Good Fit of Lean for Indian Industry. It disseminates new ideas on par with the best in class.

Case Study Competition is based on the principles of sharing and learning. We invite Cases on the successful implementation of Lean, Kaizen, TPM or Six Sigma in any Organization or Sector. We have had a Publishing Company TNQ Periodicals, a Retail Giant Tanishq and a Solution Provider 3M Industries, winning the Best Case Awards in recent past. We have a Cash Prize component also to generate more interesting proposition to present and win from the successes. It adds excitement to the event.

Best Practice Factory Visit is an experiential learning trip to the companies where the Shop Floor is replete with lots of implemented cases. It will happen on June 20th and 21st. The operators present their Gemba to share their projects on resolving Shop Floor problems with Lean, Kaizen, TPM or such efforts. The integration of the best practices in the regular Culture of the workplace is also shared for the purpose of learning the core activities behind a successful implementation. It is sure shot energizer and motivator.

 

Awards & Announcements

“5S Excellence Award for Western & Southern Region”

This year we are launching the decade edition of Lean Kaizen Mela and we want to be more inclusive. Here we are also sharing the Framework of the Award. Let’s nominate for winning the 5 “S” Excellence Award 2014.

http://www.vedzen.com/page.php?id=140#.U3HuHYGSyVP

 

Contribution

We are a quite engaging organization, and believe in long term association for the benefit of the Industry in implementing their Cultural and Strategic interventions for achieving Excellence. We know it is a long journey.

We offer the participation to Lean Kaizen Mela 2014 at Rs. 8000 for all days of the event. Presently, we did a competitive analysis of our fees and found it to be the best deal for an event of three days. We have DCCIA Pune and Vedzen Members Discount and Group Discount. Let us receive your interest area.

 

Thanking you with great appreciation for the business patronage,

Sanat Sankrityayan

Manager – Corporate, Vedzen Institute

9822985728 / sss@vedzen.com


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