Understanding and mastering various provisions to help implement and build a lean culture in the organization to ensure that the processes remain defect-free, stable, and competitive in the market.  

Lean has been promoted as a set of tools for over two decades. The consequence has been a series of initiatives in a large number of Chemical manufacturing organizations, with mixed results. While a few exceptional companies have been able to sustain the benefits & keep improving, a majority have floundered. The long term success has been abysmally low. The Indian chemical industry is at a transition point between a phase of extensive scale building, and becoming a global leader. And one of the imperatives to make that shift happen, bringing a potential EBITDA impact ranging from an additional 4 to 7 percentage point is through changes required in manufacturing excellence.

Lean Management offers a path to building sustainable competitive advantages over a relatively short span of time – at the same time benchmark processes for a long term. Researchers have arrived at the root cause, when lean is developed as a ‘way of thinking’ and a culture it sustains. ‘Culture building’ is easier said than done; it must happen top down & it must result in new behaviors.

This 2-day highly interactive and practical course will assist chemical, petrochemical, pharma manufacturing companies in achieving a competitive advantage by having an effective and well- managed operation. This program is designed to help leaders understand the ways of thinking, behaving & leading that builds a sustainable lean culture in an organization.

Gopinath Prabhu

Senior Consultant & Leader Training

Kaizen Institute Africa, India & Middle East

Gopinath Prabhu, B.Sc, B.Tech, is associated with Kaizen Institute India from last 4 plus years as Sr. Consultant & Leader Training (India & Africa). As a consultant in the field of Operational excellence, he has helped many Clients in implementing Kaizen & lean concepts. His clientele includes state & central govt. institutions, a large network of govt. hospitals, pharma companies, steel, telecom, aluminium & automotive component manufacturing industries in India & in Africa. He enjoys training & coaching assignments and he has trained hundreds of Managers, Engineers, Doctors, clinical & non-clinical staff, Officers of different levels in State & Central Govt. offices on Kaizen, TQM & Lean tools. Prior to Consulting career, Gopinath has 32 years of experience with four different industries, viz., Computer Peripherals manufacturing, IT & IT Training, Telecom & BPO.  He was previously a Vice President (Quality, Training & Knowledge management services) with Customer care division of Reliance Infocom. After engineering degree in 1980 from MIT, Madras, he started his career as R&D Engineer but later took interest in Manufacturing & Quality Management functions. His 11 years stint with TVS group, where he got opportunity to learn TQM & Lean concepts from some of the famous JUSE (Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers) Professors  & Consultants, helped him to develop strong foundation in Lean philosophy. Gopinath is a Certified Manager in TQM principles from AOTS Japan & Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ.  He has championed many process improvement projects to reduce TAT, reduce inventory, improve productivity & reduce cost of servicing a Customer.

  • The framework for transformational culture building
  • Creating a culture of sustenance and continual improvement through daily Kaizen
  • The lean toolbox and culture building
  • Performance management to drive a lean culture
  • Role of leaders in building a lean culture
  • The art and science of coaching in lean culture building

Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Directors, General Managers, Heads, Managers from:

  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Plant
  • Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Supply Chain
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business & Process Improvements
  • Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Inventory Management
  • Bulk Chemicals
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Agrochemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals

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