Plant Management Kaizen Recognition to KBL’s Coimbatore Plant for Incremental Improvement Practices
Kirloskar Brothers’s all-women Coimbatore facility has emerged as the winner in the 10th Kaizen Incremental Improvement Competition organized by the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI). The event was held in Chennai. Kaizen is a system of continuous improvement in quality, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership.
Coimbatore/India – In today’s corporate environment, ‘Kaizen activity’ is one of the benchmarked tools that enhance the growth of any organization. The KBL Coimbatore team received two ‘Excellence Awards’ for the presentation made by their teams on the theme – ‘Process Improvements.’
Commenting at the occasion, Plant Head – Coimbatore, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, Dr Raj Kuumar said, “We are honored to receive this recognition for our continual quality improvement practices. KBL’s Coimbatore plant encourages its employees at all levels to participate in all our quality enhancement initiatives. Its employee involvement has helped in creating a work-friendly environment and increased productivity at the plant. We continue to make incremental improvements in our processes to make them more efficient.”
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The ‘Mahila Sakthi Kaizen’ team from KBL participated in this event and the jury panel comprising experts from the industries across South India selected the winning teams. The awards were distributed by Chairman, QCFICC, Mayuranathan. The KBL Coimbatore plant started its journey of instilling the Kaizen culture in the year 2012 by forming the ‘Mahila Sakthi Kaizen’ team. QCFI is recognized as the institution representing the ‘Quality Circle Movement’ in India and has represented the country at several international forums. The organization has successfully implemented quality concepts under the TQM umbrella across several industry verticals, which have experienced phenomenal enhancement of their work processes and productivity after implementation of the quality concept tools.
QCFI represents India in the 13 nation International Committee that has been set up for organizing international conventions on the ‘Quality Concept Circle’, annually. Till date, QCFI has organized three international conventions in India. In addition, chapter conventions and national conventions are held every year where members present case studies and technical papers are discussed by leading quality concept practitioners.