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Day two 23rd Jan, The Westin Hotel Pune!
IndiZen 2013 recognizes and awards top Operational Excellence efforts!
During the concluding session of IndiZen 2013, Vodafone India Ltd – was awarded the ‘Masaaki Imai Citation’ for its note worthy work in deploying Operational Excellence across it large net work all over India”
Mr Vivek Gangwar National Head of Vodafone’s FAST Forward cell from Mumbai was present to receive the citation and present Vodafone’s OE journey.
Mr M G Mehta president of INARCO LTD, the leaders in Manufacturing precision Rubber products, was awarded a citation for, “Their twelve years of dedication to Operational Excellence and for being the most durable client of Kaizen Institute – India.”
People waited with their breath held tight while the winners of the Case Study Competition were announced!
19 case studies were presented in all and each one of them were of high quality and content, proving that operational excellence has deep roots across Indian Companies.
The judges comprising of Mr Arvind Shrouti, Mr M G Mehta, & Cdr A V Ghole, had a big challenge as they had to evaluate 19 case studies – from Zensar, to Coke Cola, from those presented by Godrej to Kirloskar, from Raymond to Biocon and others.
The audience broke into a loud applause as the four winners were announced, which are:
1) Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd – Shirwal
Title of Case study: Energy saving with eco-friendly green Air conditioners
2) Zensar Tehcnologies, Pune
Title of Case study: Productivity improvement through Lean
3) Lawkim Motors from Godrej & Boyce Mrg Co Ltd, Satara
Title of Case study: Green initiatives at Lawkim
4) Kirloskar Oil Engine, Pune
Title of Case study: Elimination of rejection on DV engine cylinder head for defects, crack at valve guide bore & valve seat height variation
Mr Euclides Coimbra delivered the closing key note, where he spoke about Managing Change the Kaizen way. On 23rd, Mr Coimbra also conducted a full day session on ‘Managing Change”, and it was well attended. He spoke of the three pillars – Daily Kaizen, Project Kaizen and Support Kaizen and how it helps drive change.
On the 23rd, three buses took participants on the excellence inside factory tours, the tours took them to Volkswagen, General Motors, Bajaj Auto, Suzlon one earth & Lean and Green spaces office of Kaizen Institute. The tours are always much in demand and all most all had positive feedback to share, confirming that these visits were eye openers!
With 162 participants from 49 companies (three from overseas), three track and five best class companies to tour, Indizen once again delivered value to all those present.
The objective behind Kaizen Institutes ‘IndiZen 2013’ as always has been to get Operational Excellence practitioners together to share, celebrate, net work and learn. As India takes giant strides towards economic growth, becoming efficient in every economic sphere is critical for our future. The great scientist, Drawin had said more than hundred years ago that, “it is not the fittest or the strongest that survive, it is the most adaptable that survive’, Kaizen helps organizations lead and adapt to the challenges of change! Change or perish is a reality.
Wow! What a great start!! Today the 1st day of IndiZen 2013 (22nd and 23rd Jan @ Pune, India) started with a bang! 162 OE leaders from 49 companies descended at 9 am sharp at Westin Pune to join the 4th National Convention on OE!
We started with a great enlightening opening key note by Mr Jagdish Ramaswamy, President of Adiya Birla Corporate WCM cell. With 23 years of OE and Quality experience the bulk being at WIPRO and Motorola, his insights were eye opening – he spoke about how to move from mere ‘tools’ focus to engagement of people and building standards.
Next, Mr Mehta, President of Inarco, was awarded the Imai National Citation for his exemplary dedication spanning over 12 years to drive OE in his company! Great inspiration and learning for all of us! He deserves the citation!
As always, we had huge demand for factory tours, a few of those who missed out on the tours (no space) were disappointed, however they soon found great value by joining the world class case studies competition happening as track 2. Track 3, had simulation games on Standard work and later on TDP (Team Development Program)
Track 1 – Three full buses were ready at 11.30 to take 55 participants to General Motors, Bajaj, Lean n Green office etc., it is clear that ‘ seeing is believing!
We are sure the day two (23rd Jan) will be even spicier and value adding, with highlight being the awards presentation!