Kaizen Institute Consulting Group (KICG) recently hosted Indizen—The National Convention for Operational Excellence at Pune. This year, Indizen 2016 returned in its 7th edition with the theme, ‘Making Zero Defect & Zero Effect a Way of Life’. The event witnessed around 200 senior industry professionals on the same platform.
Speaking on the event, Vinod Grover, Founding Director, Kaizen Institute Consulting Group, India, said, “We have always believed that to fully capitalise on domestic and global opportunities and in order to promote manufacturing excellence, various platforms must be created – platforms that offer an opportunity to share, learn and benchmark. This is how Indizen was born.”
The two-day event comprised of stimulating knowledge sessions, Excellence Inside tours (visits to world-class facilities/factories) and National Operational Excellence (OE) Case Study Competition. Senior officials from HDFC Life, Mahindra, Daimler, Dr Reddy’s, ITC, Marico, Thermax, Bosch, Sandvik Asia, etc participated in the event. The keynote speakers of the event were Prakash M Telang, Chairman, Tata Hitachi Construction and former MD—India Operations, Tata Motors; Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group, and R Mukundan, MD, Tata Chemicals.
Indizen 2016 also saw the launch of KMAX (Kaizen Institute’s Maturity Assessment for Excellence), a new initiative by Kaizen Institute Consulting Group, India, to identify and reward Indian companies for operational excellence. Manufacturing facilities of companies across sectors and ranging from small to large sized businesses that have been practicing any operational excellence system for at least two years will be eligible to participate in the inaugural edition of KMAX.