The recent economic down turn the world over has neccessitated Lean thinking in every aspect of our working. "Lean" simply means a systematic approach to identiying all types of wastes and optimum utilization of resources, continuous improvement, ensuring smooth flow of the product in the supply and manufacturing chain and...
kaikaku
Kaikaku                                                                                Source QCFI Vizag Chapter Kaikaku (Japanese word for "radical change")...
Behaviour Based Safety
-Mr. R. Srinivasan Consultant & Sr. Faculty, QCFI-HQ In today's industrial world, the management challenging job, all of us realize as how to get people empowered and involve in both quality and safety functions. For this purpose, QCFI experience in ushering team concepts as a medium for developing people and channelising...
Kaizen is the Japanese name for continuous improvement. While Kaizen is really about improvement involving everyone everyday it is often associated with a structured event. Kaizen events fill the gap between individual, very local improvement initiatives and bigger initiatives such as value stream improvement. They are essential to get...
While Lean can be beneficially applied to any process within an organization, its greatest benefit comes when it is applied across the enterprise. In The Machine That Changed the World in 1990, Jim Womack, etc al., emphasized "that Lean thinking can be applied by any company anywhere in the...
Implementing Lean, or any change initiative is difficult. If it wasn’t, everyone would be doing it, and they’re not. Lean is not easy. It's not easy to understand. It's not easy to implement. And it's especially not easy to sustain. But anyone who has embarked on a so- called lean...
Some time back the Principal of one of the Business Management Institute telephoned me and asked if I cangive a Lecture on Intrapreneurship and TQM for their. final year M.B.A student and their teaching staff. I really agreed, thinking that the Word is not different from “Entrapreunership” (Pronounced as...
IT is also known to most of us that Quality Circle was first introduced by BHEL, Ramachandrapuram in 1980 in India and hence they are called pioneers of this wonderful movement in India. (Some other organizations too claim that they introduced it before BHEL. There is an adage that...
Prof. Ishikawa does not need any introduction. He is known the world over as the Father of Quality Circles. QCFI is indeed grateful to him for all the guidance and support he has been rendering towards introduction of the concept of Quality Circles in India. It is indeed a...
A Shining Star in Statistical Horizon - Prof P.C.Mahalnobis 29-06-1983 to 28-07-1972 Statistics being a branch of science, In Quality Management - great is its significance, QC, SPC, Six Sigma - terms well known, To understand defects, ways they have shown About the expertise of Quality Gurus - When we study. We find they...
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