CICU organizes Kaizen Competition in Ludhiana to show new developments in industries
Ludhinana, Jan 24 (KNN) The Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertaking (CICU), Punjab organised the 11th edition of Kaizen Competition in the city. The tag line for this year’s event was “Come & be Witness to New Developments in the Industries”.
Kaizen is a Japanese word, which means continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency etc. It is applicable in all business processes including manufacturing and engineering giving special importance to improve productivity on an ongoing basis.
CICU invited Munetoshi Watanabe as the Chief Guest who is the Deputy Managing Director of Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt. Ltd, Pune. Munetoshi came from Pune to see new developments being made by the industries in Punjab. He distributed the award to the winning teams and also motivated them to make efforts for new developments.
Upkar Singh Ahuja, President, CICU said that Kaizen has proved to bring quantum benefits to the company and employees whilst simplifying processes, eliminating waste, saving costs and other intangible knowledge and experiences.
He further said that the objective of this competition is to motivate practicing Kaizen & make it a way of life.
Pankaj Sharma, General Secretary, CICU informed about the importance of organising competition for the learning of other industrial units.
He said the response to this competition is overwhelming, both from participating teams and attending delegates.
Experienced employees of 21 companies presented their Kaizen in front of more than 200 audiences.
Prem Kumar, executive director, Hero cycles Ltd. Ludhiana and Dr. Sachit Vardhan, Deputy Director-Research, CT University, Ludhiana were present as the Guest of Honour.
The program was organised with the support of Sangeeta Steel Corporation (TATA Astrum).
The competition was judged by 5-member jury consisting eminent professional’s i.e. Dr. Ravi Kant, Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical engineers, IIT Ropar, Mr. Senthil Kumaran, AGM- Research and development, Rockman Inds. Ltd., Mr. A.P. Sharma, General Manager, Institute of Auto Parts & Hand Tool Technology and Dr. Sachit Vardhan, Deputy Director- Research, CT University, Sindhwa Khurd.
It was a packed program, deliberating on number of continuous improvement suggestions, which will be shared for implementation at all levels relevance to stakeholders engaged in Trade & Industrial activities. (KNN/ SS)