XII Lean Kaizen Mela

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XII Lean Kaizen Mela

Date:  4th& 5th August, 2016

Venue: Suzlon Excellence Academy, Hadapsar, Pune (Next to Kalyan Jewelers)

Theme: Learning from the Leaders - The building blocks of Inventory


India has strong potential to emerge as one of the leading economic powers by the end of this decade. Over the coming years, with rapid development of industry, it becomes increasingly important for organisations in all sectors to seek an edge over their competitor. To sustain high growth, it would be imperative to enhance the productive potential of invested Capital at a faster rate. So, what the next big idea for organizations!

As business volumes increase, conventionally one expects proportional increase in the current assets needed to fulfill the demands of production. Inventory management becomes all the more crucial when the organisation is doing good business. Despite being in a leading position, many organisations experience a constant negative cash flow caused due to inventory management issues and a lack of ability to capitalise on sales opportunities. Good inventory management is considered a fundamental ingredient to becoming a World Class Organization. The ideal inventory management system should ensure neither surplus and nor shortage. A lower inventory turn ratio means accumulation of excess inventory. Conversely, a higher ratio implies strong sales. The aim should be to move inventory so that money keeps changing hands and that the cash flow is smooth.

Growth & Opportunity

Leading organisations globally have developed procedures and concepts which led to transforming relations among suppliers, purchasers and Customers. One such well known company is Toyota which perfected the ''Just in Time'' planning method of achieving high volume sales using minimal inventories. It is well known fact that this automobile company has developed revolutionary excellence techniques like Lean Manufacturing, One Piece Flow, Kanban, 8 Waste, etc. and impacted the industry to its core. Toyota still strives to excel in their journey towards achieving excellence. The automobile giant has valuable lessons for every industry to learn and adopt.

The Rise of Storage free businesses

The leap forward would be to build a stable buyer-supplier relationship which is collaborative in nature. This means both, organizations and suppliers work in unison on long term contracts and schedule deliveries according to a shared forecast which is updated frequently. External as well internal supply thus can eliminate large lot sizes leading to flexible production with enhanced responsiveness to change in needs of the customer. After all, inventory is not alone! Transportation, storage, administration, obsolescence, capital, handling, pilferage of inventory contributes around 20-25% to the cost of doing business. The ability to smoothly manage inventory is vital to providing excellent customer service, efficiently utilizing resources, and maximizing profits.

Aims and Objectives

Given this scenario, the forthcoming Lean Kaizen Mela will provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of best practices in industry. It aims to enhance the understanding and appreciation of inventory management as a powerful tool. The event will offer a program of activities allowing open dialogue, constructive critique and self-reflection. It will include the following key elements:

Cash Prizes for the Case Study Competition

1st Prize - 21000/-

2nd Prize - 15000/-

3rd Prize - 11000/-

If you do not have a Case Study to present, you can still attend and keep learning!


Who should Attend


CEOs, COOs, Plant Head, Production, Operations, Planning, Purchase, Quality, Maintenance, Industrial Engineering, Process Excellence, Supply Chain, Suppliers, Managers, Supervisors Executives, Continuous Improvement Leaders, Value Stream Managers and all Change Agent's

Automobiles, OEM, Plastics, Process Industry Chemicals, Construction, Apparels, Electronics, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Power, Telecommunications, Services, Public Sector Companies etc.


Fee Structure

You can avail this wonderful opportunity at per participant charges below:-

Vedzen Clients


Rs 8500/- per participant

Rs 9000/- per participant

More than 3 participants

Flat 10 % off

  • The Fee is exclusive of Service Tax (as applicable - 15%)
  • Pre-payment is essential for participation. Pay through NEFT, Cheque or in Cash
  • All Presentation Material, Reading and Writing Material, Associated Breakfast and Lunch shall be provided at the Venue and is inclusive in the Fees.

Contact Us!


Sanat Sankrityayan

9822 985 728

Piyush Pandey

7385 430 960


7276 314 423


About Lean Kaizen Mela

Lean Kaizen Mela is an exclusive opportunity to become familiar with the pillars of Operational Excellence. The Mela is a melting pot of various industries coming together and participating in the Case Study Competition and Guided Factory Tour to showcase their best practices and pillars of excellence. The key objective of this Mela is to share, learn and grow together.

The benefits of attending the XII LKM!

  • Listen to World Class speakers
  • Learn from good practices demonstrated across industries
  • Learn from your peers and share what works and what does not
  • Grow and become a leader, lead your organization towards business excellence
  • Stay ahead of the curve
  • Get exposed to the unconventional and gain competitive insights

Highlights of XI Lean Kaizen Mela

Case Study competition winners: Foseco India, Pune; Virgo Valves - Emerson, Pune; Medha Servo Drives, Bengaluru,

Guided Factory tour: Bharat Forge, Burckhardt Compression, Mahle Behr India, RSB Transmissions, Tranter India, Volkswagen India

Participants: Alfa Laval, Sarole; Burckhardt Compression, Pune; John Deere, Pune, Foseco India Ltd, Pune; Pratibha Syntex, Indore; Centum Electronics, Bengaluru; Greave Cotton Ltd, Aurangabad; Kion India Ltd, Pune; Godrej & Boyce, Electrical &ElectonicsDiv, Mumbai; Medha Servo Drives, Hyderabad; J K Fenner, Chennai; Celebrity Fashions, Hyderabad; Indian Terrain Fashion Ltd, Chennai; RSB Transmission, Pune; Sahney Kirkwood Pvt Ltd, Nasik; Care Pack Pvt Ltd, Pune; JCB India, Talegaon; Udit Packaging, Pune; Mahindra Auto Steel Pvt Ltd, Nasik; Mahindra Steel Service Center Ltd, Mumbai; Kimberly-Clark India Ltd, Pune; Virgo Valves-Emerson, Pune; Koso India Pvt Ltd, Nasik; Foundation Brakes, Aurangabad; Oriental Rubber, Pune; Praj Industries, Pune; PrajHiPurity, Mumbai; JaideepPlatics, Pune; Vedzen Enterprises, Satara; Tafe Motors, Bhopal; Wika Instruments, Pune, Sulzer India, Pune, Mukand Industries, Mumbai; GestampAutomacion, Pune, Spincraft, Ahmedabad; Govind Milk, Pune; T3 Energy Services, Pune


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