Ahmedabad, Gujarat, January 11, 2012 /India PRwire/ -- The 3rd National Convention on Operational Excellence is being held on 14th and 15th February 2012 at Pune. Brought to you by the Kaizen Institute ( the global leader in Operational Excellence.

The next wave in Operational Excellence will be LEAN & GREEN. Thus for the first time ever in India, we shall explore how LEAN & GREEN can co-exist. Explore how to apply and benefit from this two prong approach.


When Kaizen/ Lean and Green thinking comes together, it has the potential to reduce the amount of waste generated across the value stream! from raw and unprocessed materials left over in the manufacturing processes to much more!! As you kill waste along the value stream, you also examine on how to save on, water, energy, while keeping the pollutants low.

For example, an aluminium door and window manufacturing facility conducted SMED (Lean tool) events to reduce the amount of paint wasted per changeover from 50 gallons per day to less than 10 gallons. Paint disposal costs dropped by as much as Rs. 1.4 Cr annually! and paint and solvent disposal were reduced by more than 40 percent - a very Green impact!Using a cross-functional team, they identi?ed waste elimination opportunities that impacted both the bottom line and the environment!

Lean to Green Manuffacturing......the leading similarity between the bene?ts of lean and the bene?ts of green is waste, and so it makes perfect sense that in order to achieve higher levels of environmental performance, your organization must ?rst 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!

Notes to Editor

Kaizen Institute ( is the global pioneer and premium service provider in the Kaizen / LEAN Manufacturing domain. Mr. Masaaki Imai - the guru of Kaizen is the founder and chairman of the institute. At times Kaizen is equated with OE (Operational Excellence), PE - Process Excellence, Lean Thinking etc. The bottom line is - we help organizations learn, adopt and sustain a culture, that is pivoted and focused on continual improvements (CI). Kaizen happens when you engage people to identify and drive waste out of every process.

Kaizen Institute India ( has been associated with more than 300 organizations across India over the last few years we providing assistance in training and implementation of WCM (world class manufacturing) practices/ LEAN and Kaizen. Some of our esteemed clients are ABB, BHEL, SIEMENS, Reliance, Thermax, Suzlon, Godrej, Sandvik, Zydus Cadila, LMW and UB Group.

At the Kaizen Institute we help organization:

Learn > Apply > Sustain - OE - Operational Excellence.

How does OE help?

Supports the organizations quest to become:- Faster > Better > Cost Efficient.

Kaizen / LEAN is implementation focused process. It's core objective is to identify, reduce and eliminate waste (Muda in Japanese) in everything that an organization does. As waste is eliminated, processes become LEAN and FIT. The benefits are obvious; it includes reduced costs, through put time reduction, reduced errors and others, which drives the unit towards profits and growth. The objective is to build a LEAN culture based on Continual Improvement.

How is this normally rolled out / implemented?

- start with a session with the top management

- visit work sites, run an assessment and make a OE roadmap (one per site and for back offices too)

- train a set of internal champions to drive OE

- roll the implementation supported by these internal champions

- monitor and sustain and make this a journey ....


- improved daily work standards

- more productivity from people, machines, space,

- reduced break down

- Vital - a gradual shift in culture - building a Kaizen culture (based on 'no blame', "let us improve")

I would like to point out that the Kaizen Institute operates worldwide and our strength lies in implementation of LEAN / KAIZEN systems and NOT restricted to mere classroom training.