XIth Lean Kaizen Mela

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                                         XIth Lean Kaizen Mela
                                   Date: 16th & 17th July, 2015
                     Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu, Kharadi, Pune

Vedzen provide lean construction & manufacturing in Pune IndiaOver the last decade the Indian economy has witnessed a surge in the demand of adopting business   excellence practices    across sectors. The market is emerging like never before. Business houses are   trying to boost their brands at both the    home and the overseas. Private as well as public sector is   hugely  impacted by the ''Make In India'' campaign. The need of   standardized practices, and excellence   framework has risen beyond the manufacturing sector to impact even the   construction, healthcare and   services sector.


However the business challenges are achieving higher efficiency and enhanced profitability with the same   resources. For   Indian Companies, a lot of ground needs to be covered to become truly competitive in  the   global market. The customers will   pay for the real ''value-added'' and not for the wasteful processes,  like rework, over processing or so. This can be achieved   by building a culture of continual improvements  and adopting sustainable business practices. The onus lies with the   leaders in the industry to produce  right products and services at all times and live up to the global standards.



Given this backdrop, Vedzen Institute in collaboration with Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture Pune   organised the XI Lean Kaizen Mela (LKM) with the theme ''Learning from the Leaders''. Mr Ravi Kapoor & Mr Sanat   Sankrityayan, Principal Practitioners hosted this 2-day national seminar. The honourable guests for this edition of LKM were Mr Mallavarapu Apparao, Chairman & Managing Director of Centum Electronics, Bangalore, Mr DK Somaiya, Chief Mentor, DK Somaiya and Associates and Mr Sirish Patel, Lean-Kaizen Practitioner, WCO Consultants, Chennai.



The event began at 9 am sharp with guests being invited on the dais to light the inaugural lamp with the pledge to spread knowledge and create awareness among the fraternity. Each of the guests were felicitated with a sapling. The event was a grand success and a total of 30 companies participated the Mela including 16 from Pune, 2 from Mumbai, 2 from Nasik, 5 from Bengaluru, 1 from Chennai, Hyderabd, Indore, Jalgaon & Aurangabad.



Keynote Sessions:


The first speaker of the day, Mr Sirish Patel is a Lean-Kaizen Practitioner with WCO Consultants based in Chennai. He has done a tremendous job through the implementation of Social Engineering by discovering hidden jewels for the industry. He shared the inspiring story of R Prema, who also shared the stage and revealed her story. She told the audience that her professional journey started as a helper on the shop floor of Chennai based MAS Linea Leathers which manufactured leather products. The company had opened a new unit and recruited her. Slowly and steadily, she learned the nuances of her job and treaded the paths of success with focus and determination. Prema shared her experiences and also answered the questions from the audience. She has now become a business consultant and travels around the world learning and sharing her knowledge and skills. A few highlights of the session

  • Take a brave & pioneering step in Women Empowerment
  • Results of reposing faith and trust in the basic human qualities
  • The important lesson in Lean Manpower is - self managed groups
  • Developing differently abled men & women of the society and deploying them gainfully
  • Using empowered people native intelligence

The Second speaker, Mr DK Somaiya, chief mentor at DK Somaiya and Associates, spoke on the topic Gandhian Servant Leadership. Mr Somaiya practices this philosophy by a bottom-up approach, heading straight to the shop - floor and getting things done by setting an example. The highlights of this session are:

  • The biggest challenge of day is Total Employee Involvement - it is risky  - why - lack of trust
  • Need a revolutionary approach - Gandhiji’s example
  • Fundamental Laws of nature - infallible & timeless
  • 8 rules of Gandhian Servant Leadership - what
  • Benefitting all stakeholders including society with excellent business.
  • Turning organisational pyramid upside down - reduce layers of hierarchy
  • Orgs are predominantly push instead of Pull

The chief guest and fourth Speaker of the day, Mr Mallavarapu Apparao, is the founder-Chairman & Managing Director of Centum Electronics based in Bangalore. Under his leadership Centum Group has grown to be one the leading Electronics Design and Manufacturing Companies in India exporting 80 % of products to USA, Europe, Israel and Japan and to discerning customers like GE, Thales, ABB, Cisco, L3, Rafael, Ericsson, Samsung ISRO, BDL, etc. Today Centum Electronics is a well-diversified company with multiple products, serving multiple industry segments in different geographies. Centum has been recognized as a Global Growth company by the World Economic Forum. Centum is also listed in the Forbes Asias 200 Best Under Billion List.


Mr Apparao has institutionalized Kaizen at Centum. He shared the challenges faced in his ongoing journey of continual improvement. He told the audience how re-boosting enthusiasm and morale among the employees has helped him understand the dynamics of Total Employee Involvement. He shared that He said, ''We have increased our yield and unlocked the capacity to save large amounts of money. Yet, Kaizen is most needed during the boom periods because our measurements are becoming more complex and the speed in quality checks is pursued. Therefore we have kept 1 day in a year for innovation and review around 12 business excellence projects.''



Mr Yogesh Vaghani, Chairman & Managing Director at Vedzen Institute, was the fourth speaker of the day. He spoke on the theme ie Learning from the Leaders. He shared that ordinary people are doing extra-ordinary work and this can be achieved only through unlearning and giving more than what is receive which is more than what the customer expects.



Take the benefits of lean kaizen implementation and six sigma manufacturing services from the vedzenThe honorable guests who attended the mela were Mr Nitin Rajore, MD, Kran Rader, Mr Snehal Vasani, MD, Kitchen Grace, Mr Romie Halan   & Mr Shridhar Halan, Konverter Packaging Solutions, Mr Rajiv Gupta, MD, Syntel Telecom; Mr Durga Prashan Das, Plant Head, RSB  Transmissions, Pune; Mr Shekhar Naik, MD, Aikon Labs & Mr Kishore Sidhwani.



The opening session also saw the release of the training film on ''One Piece Flow'' (OPF). One Piece flow also known as single piece   flow  or continuous flow is fundamental to Lean Manufacturing. It talks about to the concept of Just In Time Manufacturing where the right   parts are to be made available when they are needed in the quantity they are needed. You can watch the trailer of the training film here One   Piece Flow


The Case Study Competition was then launched where 22 Case Studies competed against each other for the Gold Trophy and cash prize of   Rs 21000/-. See Annexure A for the complete list of Case Studies.  


Case Study Competition Results



Case Study

1st Prize

Foseco India Ltd, Pune

Implementation of First Solvent Automation packaging line

2nd Prize

Virgo Valves & Controls Ltd / Emerson, Pune

Packing Refinement

3rd Prize

Medha Servo Drives, Bengaluru

Elimination of mistakes in preparation of Serial number list to customer


Day 2 - Guided Factory Tours

Route A

Bharat Forge Ltd

Burckhardt Compressions Ltd

Route B

Mahle Behr India Ltd

Volkswagen India Ltd

Route C

RSB Transmission Ltd

Tranter India Ltd

Burckhardt Compression, Kondhapuri, Pune-Nagar Road Volkswagen India, Chakan
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