IndiZen 2017 was concluded on a high note

25 Feb. 2017

Thank you everyone for making this convention a big success. The convention attracted more than 250 delegates from around the country. The year-on-year increase in attendance has established the convention as  one of the leading platforms in the country for networking and exchanging best operational excellence practices.   

IndiZen 2017, the 8th National Convention on Operational Excellence has come and gone. This year the venue for the event was Hyatt Regency, Pune, India. Event reports & photos from majority of the conference sessions are available on below links:

Event Photo Album

Event Video

Event Highlights

  • 255 delegates from 76 organizations
  • 50 case studies from 34 organizations (45 from mfg & 5 from service)
  • Excellence Inside Tours to DSM, ARaymond, Mahindra Steel, KII, Sandvik
  • Knowledge sessions on "Operational Excellence in L&D"
  • 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.
  • KMAX (Kaizen Institute’s Maturity Assessment for Excellence) Winner: Cimpress India Pvt Ltd.

Winners of National Case Study Competition



Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Shirwal (Topic: Being Water Positive)


Vikram Cements, Khor, MP (Topic: Enrichment in Thermal Substitution Rate (TSR) by Maximization of Tyre Dust (Carbon Powder))

Runner Up

Ashok Leyland, Pantnagar (Topic: Direct Material Cost Reduction, Paint Shop)

Second Runner Up

TAFE Motors & Tractors Ltd., Bhopal (Topic: Paint Shop OLE Improvement)

Special Recognition

Badve Engineering Ltd., Pune (Topic: Cost Reduction)



HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Kolkata (Topic: Quality Function Deployment for enhancing Medical Value Chain in Life Insurance Business

A lot of hard work went into making IndiZen go off so smoothly. We would like to thank all who made it happen.

The program committee — Aarti, Apoorv, Diksha, Sourabh, Kiran, Arvind, Mili, Nidhi, Jinal, Divyakumar, Mansi, Satish and not to mention our Directors Vinod & Jayanth — reviewed a mountain of submissions and helped run the conference tracks on the day.

Our hosts, Hyatt Regency did an excellent job organizing and managing the event. They made IndiZen look well-run, and professional.

A big thank you to the IndiZen speakers R Venkitachalam, Prashanth Kaivar and T Parasuraman! Thank you to all of the IndiZen Sponsors as well!

Last but not least, the attendees. Thank you all for coming to Pune, India and participating in IndiZen. Without you, there is no convention, so once again thank you so much for your attendance and support or interest in the convention.

Hopefully we will be able to do this again next year!

Kaizen Institute India would again like to thank you for another great convention. We hope you enjoyed the informative sessions & networking opportunities, excellence inside tours and national case study competition. We also hope you received useful knowledge and skills you can take back to your work.



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