Experience: Shri. Vaghani has led one of the most successful Kaizen transformation initiatives in India, by adopting Lean Kaizen Management practices at Miltons Pune Unit in its entirety. He is an avid practitioner of Lean Kaizen and a committed one, the proof of which lies in the first Global Kaizen Award bestowed on his company by Masaaki Imai San.
Education: He received the concepts directly from Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), USA and Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), USA on Lean Kaizen applications. He has also been instrumental in bringing about newer applications of Lean Kaizen such as Kaizen in Everyday Life, Lean Kaizen in Hospitals, Kaizen in Community, Lean in Construction etc.
Specialist In: Holistic Management - end to end business improvements starting from the customer-manufacturer-supplier-user, Paradigm Shift, Lean in Healthcare & Construction, Lean in Office, Process Improvement with Built-in Quality, Demand-Flow with Lean Management
Past Accolades: Mr. Yogesh Vaghani was felicitated as "Lean Management Guru" by ELC Pune at Lean Management Congress 09.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes Solectron (Malaysia), M & M Industries, Cadilla Pharmaceuticals, Alfa Laval India, Sahney Insulation Group, Gera Developers (Construction), Rashmi Commercials (Construction), Milton Plastics, DED (Dept. of Economic Development) - UAE, Gestamp India (Prime Vendor to Volkswagen), Linea Fashions and many more.
Sr Principal Practitioner
Mr. Anup Gandhi has direct leading role experience in implementation of Quality Circles, Value Added Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Total Quality Management (TQM), Kaizen, 5S, WCM (World Class Manufacturing), TPM, Lean & Operational Excellence initiatives in various business units of a professionally managed company employing over 3000 employees in heavy fabrication & engg.
Experience: Anup Gandhi is a seasoned, 30+ years experienced hard core manufacturing person, managed heavy engineering factory set up with 1200+ workforce, as a factory manager. He has specially developed and successfully implemented Leveling & Stream-lined- Lean Production-Flow system in the discrete-made-to-order and low-volume & high-variety manufacturing environment. In last 5 years, successfully implemented many business process improvements through his coaching to the people involved in the processes. He completed his six sigma training in the year 2000 and then in variably used DMAIC process in many improvement projects.
Based upon his research and learning in the work place, he has developed a structured problem solving program based on A3 Thinking of Toyota. He has mastered special skills of making people to learn & practice "Structured thinking with holistic approach on various aspects to resolve problems & prepare innovative solution proposals" and trained over 2000 professionals in last 5 years. He has developed various special training programs and coached various managers, professionals, Production supervisors, Union leaders and workmen in the industry.
He has coached many professionals to successfully resolve over 300 improvement projects involving cross functional issues in total supply chain, using A3 thinking. He has implemented unique "Visual Recognition & Motivation system" based on visual thinking process.
Education: Anup Gandhi is a Mechanical Engineer graduated from Govt. College Of Engineering, Amravati, Nagpur University (1979) & done Master in Management Science (MMS) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune University( 1984).Anup has attended intensive senior management development program at IIM Ahmedabad & got special training in Japanese Quality Management systems at AOTS, Japan.
Past Accolades: He has hands-on experience of working along with internationally reputed consultants like Boston Consulting Group & McKinsey & Company & KAIZEN Institute on their special assignments while working for Thermax Ltd. He is blessed with intensive coaching from Japanese Sensai Mr. Takao Kasahara San, Mr. Masaki Imai San & Indian Sensai Mr. C. Narsimhan on the manufacturing excellence programs.
Aup has wide exposure to various industries spread over Japan, US, Germany, China, Hungary, Italy & Indonesia. He has lead many system implementation projects like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ERP, ISMS (Information Security Management System) in the organisation. He is a certified lead assessor of managerial leadership competencies and was a part of assessment center for more than 200 middle & senior level managers. He provides special coaching for professionals in any field, aspiring implementation of Lean or Operational Excellence. He provides special coaching services for developing structured problem solving skills in people with systematic thinking for the long term organisational development. He is a mentor & guide to many individuals who have successful careers in their professional & personal life.
Specialist In: Six Sigma, TPM, Business Process Re-engineering, 5S, Quality Circles, Total Quality Management (TQM), A3 Problem solving technique, WCM, One Piece Flow.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes Thermax Industries (led by Anu Aga) Sahney Insulation Group, Milton Plastics, Premium Transmissions (Greaves Cotton Group), Syntel Telecom (Arvind Mills - Lalbhai Group), Sterlite Industries (Vedanta Group) & Many More.
Apart from assignments, he consults on Corporate Strategy too.
Vishwas Fadtare aka Guruji
Mr. Vishwas A. Fadtare is a senior member of the Vedzen Team. He has worked in Milton Plastics for years and contributed immensely for the sustenance of the developments there.More Details
Experience: He led the 5S and TPM drive for Milton Plastics for a decade. His expertise helped Milton to get the most coveted and prestigious, first global award, "Kaizen Practicing Company" from Kaizen Institute, Japan.
Education: He is a Science Graduate with UoP (Univ/of/Pune) Certification on IR & Personnel Management.
Specialist In: 5S, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), Total Productivity Management, Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Employee Involvement (TEI)
Past Accolades: People trained under him fondly call him, Guruji. This reverence is an outcome of the congeniality he spreads when he is on the shop floor. His instant connection with the front line people makes him an invaluable asset as a process improvement consultant. He has proudly authored a book on his experiences of so many years of consulting and implementation, named "Kaizen" in Marathi. The book is available on our website.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes K K Nag Pvt. Ltd. (Pakaging Vendors to Whirlpool & LG), Sahney Insulation Group, Alfa Laval India, Milton Plastics, Gestamp India (Prime Vendor to Volkswagen India), Rishi Laser Cutting Pvt. Ltd., Forbes Marshall (Spirax Marshall, Simmonds Marshall), Tata ASAL, Tranter India (Alfa Laval Group), RSB Transmission, Praj Industries & many more.
Experience: He is Principal Consultant with over 42 years of successful career in Manufacturing, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He was employed by TRW Inc., FMC Corp. and Firestone, Fortune 500 multi-nationals in USA. He has gained considerable "hands-on" experience in implementation of World Class Manufacturing, Lean Management, techniques with specialization in - Total Employee Involvement, Supply Chain Management, 5S, Cellular Production, SMED, KANBAN, Visual Factory and Lean Retailing.
Mr. Somaiyas consulting philosophy is, "HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT ADVISE". He practices this philosophy by a bottom-up approach, heading straight to the shop - floor and getting things done by setting an example. He has assisted a wide variety of organisations in India, America and Malaysia in their drive for world class excellence.
Education: He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Industrial Engineering and MBA from University of Houston, USA.
Past Accolades: He has created the first of its kind in the world, highly practical, fun-filled, "WCM / LEAN-GAME" and has developed a unique management concept called, "Management Miracles - Theory (I)". He is frequently invited by professional societies to conduct Seminars / Workshops and has contributed articles for publication in professional journals.
Specialist In: Total Employee Involvement, Supply Chain Management, 5S, Cellular Production, SMED, KANBAN, Visual Factory and Lean Retailing.
Clients Worked For: MAS Linea Leather Accessories, Chennai, Sahney Commutators Pvt Ltd, DISA India Limited, Tanishq Retail, Tata +Eye, Ingersoll Rand, Kennametal India, Titan Industries, Intek Tapes, Sain Gobain Vetrotex & many more.
He has done more than silver jubilee of projects on more than a dozen of lean-kaizen tools, to be specific Kanban, Autonomous Maintenence, 5S, VSM, V-Map, Standardization, Quick ChangeOver, Poka-Yoke, Differential Diagnosis, Ishikawa, Pareto etc.More Details
Experience: Sanat has been a business improvement practitioner since January 2008. He conducts CFT (cross functional team) based projects at Gemba or the real workplace with top down - bottom up approach and total employee involvement. The best methodology is through an even spread over of the continuous improvement projects in the form of Kaizen Blitz Workshops - i.e. 5 days rigorous and a sustainable month then.
Education: He has a Biotechnology Degree on his epaulettes with Distinction (B.Sc. Honours). He is a Post Graduate in Business Management with Human Resources as specialization (2006-08). He is also a Project Management Professional - trained by PMSoft. Recently, He is on the way to add another feather in his hat as CII's Indian Green Building Council - Trained Professional. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt since 2014.
He has done more than silver jubilee of projects on more than a dozen of lean-kaizen tools, to be specific Kanban, Autonomous Maintenence, 5S, VSM, V-Map, Standardization, Quick ChangeOver, Poka-Yoke, Differential Diagnosis, Ishikawa, Pareto etc.
He has also successfully done lean-kaizen projects in Government like Power Sector, Office of a R&D Lab, a Construction Firm (ongoing) and a IT company. He has also coached Lean Certification candidates in attaining silver level of Lean Certification. He is currently working for Lean Construction Excellence, and Lean Service Excellence.
Specialist In: Value Stream Mapping, V-Map, 5S, Kanban, SMED, Poka yoke, Problem Solving through DMAIC, Hoshin Kanri Strategy with Lean Deployment, Org. Development Interventions, Theory of Constraints.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes Rashmi Commercial (Construction), Gera Developers Pvt. Ltd. (Construction), Ruby Hall Clinic (Hospital - Healthcare), K K Nag Pvt. Ltd. (Pakaging Vendors to Whirlpool & LG), Sahney Insulation Group, Milton Plastics, Gestamp India (Prime Vendor to Volkswagen India), Rishi Laser Cutting Pvt. Ltd., Forbes Marshall (Spirax Marshall, Simmonds Marshall), Tata ASAL, Tranter India (Alfa Laval Group), Premium Transmissions (Greaves Cotton Group), Alfa Laval India, Putzmeister (Sany Group), Syntel Telecom (Arvind Mills - Lalbhai Group), SEAM Industries (Sunil Hitech Engg. Group), Uniklinger at Ahmednagar & many more.
Experience: Mr Kapoor has over 36 years with recent 17+ years in Automotive Industry - OEM & Auto-Components (MNC environment). He has handled Commercial functions, HR, Finance, Product Costing, IT, Business Strategy and Corporate Affairs at senior most level. He is a Member of Management Committee / Board at the top management level
Education: Mr Kapoor is a Bachelor in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Bombay & MMS (Finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Bombay
Specialist In: Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Lean Accounting, 5S, Kanban, SMED, Value Stream Mapping, Strategy with Lean Deployment
- Defining the India Business Strategy (for Akebono) and identifying potential JV partners.
- Implemented a rigorous system of capex evaluation and approval on SAP.
- Audit of Business Processes & Internal Controls for compliance assurance i
- Implemented Mercer's Job Evaluation System in preparation for market based salary re-alignment.
- Implemented a Voluntary De-listing.
- Successfully changed business model from credit-sale to advance payment to boost cash flow during infancy - system now institutionalized.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes Bosch, Sahney Insulation Group, Milton Plastics, Gestamp India (Prime Vendor to Volkswagen India), Rishi Laser Cutting Pvt. Ltd., Forbes Marshall (Spirax Marshall, Simmonds Marshall), Tata ASAL, Tranter India (Alfa Laval Group), Premium Transmissions (Greaves Cotton Group), Alfa Laval India, Putzmeister (Sany Group), Syntel Telecom (Arvind Mills - Lalbhai Group), SEAM Industries (Sunil Hitech Engg. Group) & many more.
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Experience: Mr Jotiram Jadhav has more than 25 years of diverse industrial experience, including international exposure, with leading Indian & Multi National Automobile and Process Equipment Manufacturing organizations, in the field of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality & Project Management.
Mr Jadhav has worked at many organisations and handled corporate Training & on field support for understanding, implementing, practicing and sustaining ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 fundamentals & requirements, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Flow Mapping, FMEA, Control Plans, APQP, PPAP, QC Tools etc , Fundamentals of Lean & Six Sigma. He also provides training on Environment, Health & Safety Management: ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
Education: Mr Jadhav is Mechanical Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai and Master of Management Sciences with specialization in Materials Management from Pune University. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Lead Auditor in ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ASNT Level II - LPT, MPI, UT & RT as well.
Specialist In: He is an expert in Quality Management (ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949), Lean Six Sigma, Environment, and Health & Safety Management: ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 & Supply Chain Management. He has hand-on experience in implementation of Lean Tools such as 5 S, VSM, JIT, Kanban, SMED, Poka Yoke, Visual Factory etc. & Kaizen. He is a pro in using the MINITAB software and identification of Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt Projects and implementation of Tools like SIPOC, Process Mapping, C&E Matrix, Statistics, Process Capability, Hypothesis Testing, Control strategies.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes Bharat Forge Ltd. (Asias No.1 Forging Auto components Manufacturer), Controller of Quality Assurance (Ammunition - Govt. of India, Defence Ministry), Intervalve India Ltd.in Technical collaboration with BV Holland, ZF Steering Gears India Ltd, Alfa Laval India Ltd, ACG-PAM Glatt Pharma technologies Pvt. Ltd - German Collaboration, Haworth India Pvt. Ltd - US MNC, TUV Rhineland India Pvt. Ltd and many more.
Education: He is an Electronics Engineer from Pune University.
Experience: He joined Vedzen Institute as a Lean Practitioner
He helps companies identify and make the best use of their key performance indicators. He is responsible for research and report writing, production of events, maintaining Website, Social Media Marketing and Daily work Management. He curates a newsletter called "Veditavyam" to create awareness about World Class Management Practices among professionals.
He has previously worked:
- As a Webmaster, officer Accounts and Administration at Vedzen Institute
- As a Startup owner handling training and operations to digitize data
- Worked as Recruitment Executive handling re-sourcing activities through job portals like Monster.com, Naukri.com, Timesjobs.com etc. to conduct preliminary interview, screening of profile to Job profile explaining
Specialist In: He is specialized in training and consulting for implementation of Lean Kaizen management practices through process improvement and problem solving. He is a part of the team working on Lean Manufacturing, Lean Construction, Lean Services, and Business Excellence, training and consulting. He's a specialist in tools such as Lean, Kaizen, 5S, Six Sigma Green Belt, AM, TPM, Systems Thinking, Problem Solving Techniques, Kanban and Inventory Management, Paradigm Shift, Team Building Games, Office Kaizen, Daily Work Management Systems.
- Organizing prestigious event "Lean Kaizen Mela" and "Lean Kaizen Mela Gemba Owners"
- Organizing Certification Workshops "Lean Certification" and "Lean Six Sigma"
- Organizing in-house Training Workshops for organisations as well as individuals in Manufacturing sector on tools such as Value Stream Mapping, A3 Problem Solving, Lean Layout, My Machine, Advanced 5S, Poka Yoke (Mistake Proofing), One Piece Flow, 5S, SMED, Shainin DOE Tools, Low Cost Automation, Vendor Improvement Program, Hoshin Kanri etc.
- Organizing Factory Tours, Study visits and Benchmarking Visits
- Core member in organising in-house Training Workshops for organisations as well as individuals in Construction sector on tools such as Lean Construction, Snag Prediction & Prevention in Smart Cities, Lean Digital Construction Project Management, Improving Cash-flow thru 360 Lean Digital Scheduler etc.
- He also coordinates various training sessions across companies on different Lean Kaizen tools
Clients Worked For: Gera Developers, Pune; Sahney Kirkwood Pvt Ltd, Nashik, Western India Forgings Ltd. Pune, Uniklinger, Ahmednagar, Hotel Sukhsagar NX, Malegaon, Sheetal Automobiles, Malegaon, The Poona Club, Pune, The Rotary Club of Poona Downtown & Poona Central, Pune, Kama Schachter, Mumbai, Kitchen Grace, Pune, SCMLD, Pune, Pegasus Properties Pvt Ltd, Pune etc.
Mr Kishore Karve has over 30 years of industrial experience in many areas including Projects, Production, QA, and general management at different levels from Shop Floor Engineer to Top Management. Mr Karve joined Garware Bestretch Ltd Vice President and left as President - Plant.More Details
Education: He is a Gold Medal winning Metallurgical Engineer from Pune University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Bangalore University. He also has a diploma in Computer Management from Jnanaparobodhini, Pune & in Japanese Language from Indo Japanese Association.
Experience: He is empaneled as a Lean Management Consultant with National Productivity Council with 16 years of in the area of training, consultancy and audits. He has worked in Confederation of Indian Industry - TQM Division and Lean Manufacturing (VSM, SMED, Line Balancing) He has worked as Expert Trainer for ILO (International Labour Organization) for their SCORE program and also for QCFI as their training faculty. Prior to joining Garware Bestretch, he worked for DGP Hinoday Ind. Ltd as Associate VP; Greaves Foseco as Product Manager NFMT and Hindustan Aroenautics Ltd as Production Engineer.
He has conducted more than 300 training programs for organizations including multinationals in various areas of Quality, TQM, 5 S, Quality Circles, Kaizen, 7 QC Tools, TQM, SQC, etc. He has provided consultancy to many in the areas of ISO 9000, TQM, Process Improvement, System Improvement, Performance improvement, 5 S, Kanban, Quality Circles, Kaizen etc. He had also have been carrying out certification as well as surveillance audits for ISO 9000 on behalf of reputed certification bodies and have so far conducted more than 200 audits of manufacturing as well as service industries.
Specialist In: Mr Karve is an expert in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen Low Cost Automation and Vendor Improvement. He has worked at many organisations and handled corporate Training & on field support for understanding, implementing, practicing and sustaining Process Flow Mapping, FMEA, Control Plans, APQP, PPAP, QC Tools etc , ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 fundamentals & requirements, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Fundamentals of Lean & Six Sigma. He also provides training on Environment, Health & Safety Management: ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
Accounts & Admin
Anup has over 6 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, Taxation, Auditing and is well versed with modern accounting, taxation systems and standards.More Details
Education: He is a Commerce graduate from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Experience: Prior to working with Vedzen, Anup worked as a Sr Accountant at VL Bargaje & Company; with MB Associates as Sr Accountant. He joined Lodha Global as Accountant to start his career.
Specialist In: He is an expert in preparation of Accounts statutory compliance, Payable & Receivable Management, General Accounting, Bank & vender Reconciliation, Statement. Financial Reporting, Balance sheet, P&L Account Displayed eligibility in designing control and conducting quality Audit checks. He has handled various taxation scrutinies and is skilled in building strong relationship with both internal & external clients & vendors.
He is learning Lean Kaizen Tools like Lean Office, Creation of SOP, creation of Timely Reminders online. His vision is to create a smart & easy handling business venture with the help of Lean Kaizen techniques that would help him to serve the best to the end consumers.
Mr. Hanumant Tikate has over 15 years of Experience with leading Indian OEM’s & Multinational automobiles in the field of manufacturing, New Greenfield Project Planning & Execution, Layout Designing & Facilities Planning & Implementation. Warehouse Design Logistic Layout Planning at Line & Storage side, Facility Planning & Implementation.Lean Manufacturing training on Lean Tools & methods Implementation on the Shop Floor. Industrial Engineering &Productivity Improvements Projects.More Details
Education: B.E. (Mechanical) from Shivaji University.
Experience/ Post accolades: Mr Hanumant has worked with many leading OEM’s, Handledmany training programs on Lean Management, IE Tools & Techniques on Productivity improvement& implementation on the shop floor .Play active role in procurement & commissioning of equipment’s and products, Jigs/Fixtures and various material handling facilities including Material Handling Equipment Selection & Procurement.
Specialist In: He has expertise in Industrial Engineering, Lean Management Tools, Productivity Improvements, Warehousing&Logistic. LeanManagement Tools like Gemba Kaizen Workshops, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, TPM, SMED, ProductivityImprovements, Warehousing& Logistic Facility planning for new Greenfield projects, Problem Solving Skills (Ishikawa, 5 Why, Brainstorming, PDCA), Lean Logistics Concept, PFEP ( Plan for each Part ) Methodology, Logistic Layout & logistic facility Designing, Kitting ,Sequencing MethodologyDesigning, Packaging Standardization, Storage System Designing. Developing Procedures, Layout Optimization, standards for Business Excellence.
Clients Worked For: Industries he has worked for includes for Mahindra Vehicle Manufactures Ltd, LearAutomotive India Pvt Ltd, Thermax Ltd,Schaeffer India Ltd (INA Bearing Pvt Ltd),Automotive Stampings & Assemblies Ltd (Tata Group),Ganage Pressings Ltd and Finolex Group.
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