Announcing: IndiZen 2018, 9th National Convention on Operational Excellence

20 - 21 February 2018 | Pune, India

We are glad to share that the most awaited convention IndiZen is back!

This is going to be the 9th edition of this national convention on operational excellence. We have been doing this convention from past 8 years in row and every year we have seen more and more excitement, enthusiasm and participation from different companies. This year the theme for the convention is A Roadmap to Manufacturing Excellence (in support of Make in India).

India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies of the world, however India still needs companies to become engines of manufacturing growth as the growth has stagnated at around 15 - 16%. The Make in India initiative plans to support & increase the contribution of manufacturing to India’s GDP to 25% from current 15% and also generate employment.

But how do we, as a country, achieve this growth, as challenges still exist and when it comes to production process, organizations are not able to match up with the requirement. That is where manufacturing excellence comes in. To achieve higher productivity lead time reduction and consistency in quality, organizations need to strategize on improving operations, eliminating waste, creating lean processes and change the way people think, change their paradigm. With the fluctuation in energy costs and currency rates, there has been a shift on cost competitiveness globally. Therefore, it’s vital for organizations to constantly strive for manufacturing excellence. IndiZen is one of its kinds event announced by Kaizen Institute. This event will provide an opportunity to manufacturing professionals, business leaders & industry experts to come together to:

  • Learn via Knowledge Sessions
  • Share via National Case Study Competition
  • See via KAIZEN™ Benchmark Tours

So be there to learn and take your manufacturing operations to next level.

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IndiZen 2017

We would like to thank all the delegates, judges for the national case study competition, host sites for tours, & sponsors for their support & participation to make this event successful. Without you, this event would not have been possible.

We certainly hope that the convention has been all that you expected it to be and that you have taken the opportunity to make new friends, renew old acquaintances and to have discussion & exchange of many experiences, suggestions, and opinions with decisions makers, practitioners and people from all over the country. 

We have been very fortunate to see this event grow year on year with an increase in the participation, energy & enthusiasm, etc. This year we had 255 delegates from 76 organizations. There were 50 case studies that were presented from 34 organizations who challenged each other for the national award for best case study (45 from manufacturing & 5 from service industry). We also had the privilege to have three keynote speakers, namely: 

Opening Keynote Speakers

- R. Venkitachalam, Chairman, Bizsol India Services P. Ltd.
- Prashanth Kaivar, Principal Consultant, Infosys Ltd.

Closing Keynote Speaker

- T. Parasuraman, Dy. MD & Member of Board, Toyota Industries Engine P. Ltd.

We would like to say again, on behalf of the conference committee, how much we appreciate all of the delegates, host sites for tours, judges for national case study competition, etc. We thank you. As we conclude the conference, we sincerely hope to see you all next year and also expect you to go back & apply the learning in your own GEMBA (real place) and spread the word of Operational Excellence 

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IndiZen 2016

We would like to thank all delegates, judges for case study competition, host sites for tours, & sponsors to make this event successful.

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Brief overview of IndiZen 2016

1.    70 organizations participated from four countries

2.    225 participants from various organizations and industries

3.    48 case studies were presented during National Case Study competition

4.    Winners of national case study competition:


        Hindalco Industries Ltd (2nd Runner-up) | Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Ltd. (Runner-up) | Vista Processed Food Pvt. Ltd (Winner)


        Akshaya Patra Foundation (Winner)

4.    7 host sites for Excellence Inside Tours  (we thank the host sites for their hospitality!)

      ARaymond  |  Lawkim Motors  |  Godrej Appliances |  Oetiker India |  Kaizen Institute's L & G Spaces | Sandvik Asia Pvt Ltd | Eaton

5.    Knowledge sessions on Zero Defect & Zero Effect

6.    Three leading business and thought leaders as keynote speakers

7.    Media Partner: Kongposh Publications

8.    Silver sponsor: Minitab




IndiZen 2015 

We would like to thank all delegates, judges for case study competition, host sites for tours, & sponsors to make this event successfull. 

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Brief overview of IndiZen 2015 

1.    73 organizations participated out of which 6 were from overseas

2.    200+ participants from various organizations and industries

3.    45 case studies for National Case Study competition

4.    5 host sites for Excellence Inside Tours  (we thank the host for their hospitality!)

      ARaymond  |  Jabil  |  Tranter India  |  SIGMA  |  Kaizen Institute's L & G Spaces

5.    Knowledge sessions on Hoshin Kanri, Daily Work Management, etc.

6.    Three leading business and thought leaders as keynote speakers

7.    Media Partner: Kongposh Publications

8.    Supported by: Minitab

9.    Hospitality partner: Hyatt Regency



IndiZen 2014 

IndiZen 2014 concluded on Feb 12th evening and it received an impressive response from more than 180+ operational excellence thought and action leaders across the country and from overseas as well. This year the theme for the convention was Employee Excellence for Operational Excellence. 

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Brief overview of IndiZen 2014 

1. 59 Indian Companies (12 from Service industry) and 5 companies from Overseas participated in the event.

2. Around 180 participants

3. Masaaki Imai award & Citation was given to Mr. Shyam and Mr. Vinay

4. Keynote speakers were as follows

   a. Opening keynote speaker: Mr.Shyam Talawadekar & Mr.Vinay Kaul

   b. Closing keynote speaker: Mr.Donald Dinero

   c. We also had guests from Govt of Gujarat, Times pro, etc.

5. We had 23 case studies from Manufacturing track and 9 case studies from Service track

6. The winner of case studies competition for Manufacturing track were JK Files,  Mahindra Two Wheeler, and Alstom India and for Service track, PSG Hospital was the winner

7. Participants visited Volkswagen, ARaymond, Suzlon, Tranter India, Sigma Electric (SEMCO) and L&G Spaces for Excellence inside tours



IndiZen 2013 

IndiZen 2013 was the 4th National Convention on Operational Excellence. It was on 22nd and 23rd of Jan 2013 at The Westin Hotel Pune.

We had 160+ participants from around 49 companies from India & Overseas. 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. 

We had Mr. Jagdish Ramaswamy, President ofAdiya Birla Corporate WCM cell as the opening keynote speaker and Mr. Euclides Coimbra delivered the closing keynote, where he spoke about Managing Change the Kaizen way.

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IndiZen 2012 

IndiZen - 2012 – was the 3rd National Convention on Operational Excellence. It was held on 14th & 15th Feb’ 2012, at the 'O' Hotel, Pune, India. It was organized by the Indian Business unit the Kaizen Institute (www.in.kaizen.com), the global leader in Operational Excellence.

This year’s theme was “Lean & Green”, exploring how sustainability/ “green” can co-exists and support Lean/ Operational Excellence? Does green make business sense? Does it help the organization become better internally and in the eyes of the customer?

 Lean to Green Manufacturing......

The leading similarity between the benefits of lean and the benefits of green is a waste, and so it makes perfect sense that in order to achieve higher levels of environmental performance, your organization must first adopt the principles and practices of lean manufacturing and then superimpose Green thinking on Lean thinking! Join us in this conclave to understand how these two big themes of the future, come together, stay together and deliver more together!



IndiZen 2011 

Kaizen Institute India celebrated its 11th anniversary with IndiZen 2011 - the 2nd National Convention on Operational Excellence, which was organized on 15 & 16 February 2011 in Pune. More than 150 participants from India, Africa, and Russia participated in multiple tracks, case study competition and Go See Tours. Lean Accounting Guru, Mr. Brian Maskell, from the USA delivered a keynote and conducted one-day training on 'Lean Accounting - A Practical Approach’ (first time in India). 

Winners for the national case study competition: 

First Prize: KEC International (RPG Cables)
Runner-up: Godrej & Boyce, Mohali
Second Runner-up: Godrej & Boyce, Shirwal
Second Runner-up: Thermax Ltd
Consolation Prize: Jubilant Life Sciences
Consolation Prize: Thermax Ltd



IndiZen 2010 

The 90s was the decade of quality revolution in India.

By the end of the 90s, the gains in quality paved the path for Operational Excellence (OE). In 2010 India celebrates 10 years of its tryst with Operational Excellence. The Kaizen Institute and Indian industrial houses have been the torch bearers of this OE transformation, along with institutions like CII, NPC and now NMCC.

2010 is also Kaizen Institute’s 10th anniversary in India. INDIZEN ‘2010 was being hosted to mark this milestone.

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