162 Operation Excellence (OE) thought and action leaders attend IndiZen 2013!!
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!
The first day of IndiZen started on a very positive note! People have come here to celebrate, share and sharpen their OE skills! And I guess the smiling face proves that they are glad to be here!
We are sure the day two (23rd Jan) will be even spicier and value adding, with highlight being the awards presentation!