In­dus Mo­tor holds 18th Kaizen Con­ven­tion

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In­dus Mo­tor Com­pany (IMC) held its 18th An­nual Kaizen Con­ven­tion in Septem­ber 2011. Khawaja Muham­mad Yousuf, CEO, National Pro­duc­tiv­ity Or­ga­ni­za­tion (NPO) was the chief guest. The con­ven­tion was at­tended by em­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties from the au­to­mo­bile and en­gi­neer­ing in­dus­try, ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and House of Habib as well as IMC ven­dors, deal­ers, busi­ness part­ners, and IMC team.

The In­dus Kaizen Con­ven­tion is an an­nual fea­ture or­ga­nized with the aim of rec­og­niz­ing the ef­forts of the Kaizen teams of In­dus, its ven­dors and deal­ers. This year 14 pre­sen­ta­tions were made by var­i­ous Kaizen teams in­clud­ing those from IMC ven­dors and deal­ers. The first prize in the IMC com­pe­ti­tion went to the team, “Eval­u­a­tor” from assem­bly shop for im­prov­ing qual­ity of Trim Line through re­duc­tion of process de­fects. In the deal­ers cat­e­gory, Toy­ota South­ern Mo­tors team, ‘Qual­ity Ini­tia­tor’ got the first prize for their Kaizen ac­tiv­i­ties in en­hanc­ing cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion through quick main­te­nance, while in the ven­dors cat­e­gory, AB En­gi­neer­ing team, ‘Cham­pi­ons,’ got the first prize for pro­duc­tiv­ity and qual­ity im­prove­ment through process change.

Khawaja Muham­mad Yousuf con­grat­u­lated IMC for or­ga­niz­ing such an event and stated that growth and ex­cel­lence lies in the adop­tion of Kaizen (con­tin­u­ous search for im­prove­ment) and QCC for con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment. He praised In­dus Mo­tor Com­pany for adopt­ing Kaizen and QCC for the de­vel­op­ment and well be­ing of each key stake­holder, thereby tak­ing IMC busi­ness to new heights. He also men­tioned that Kaizen ini­tia­tives and ac­tiv­i­ties should spread to other in­dus­tries which would pave the way for ac­cel­er­ated progress es­sen­tial for the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. The con­tri­bu­tion of IMC in the de­vel­op­ment of the au­to­mo­bile in­dus­try is con­sid­ered sig­nif­i­cant. He said IMC has been in­vited by NPO to at­tend the up­com­ing Pro­duc­tiv­ity Congress in Novem­ber to share their suc­cess story with the fo­rum.

Parvez Ghias, CEO, IMC, in his wel­come ad­dress, high­lighted the pos­i­tive role of Kaizen at IMC. Ac­cord­ing to him 2010-11 was an­other chal­leng­ing year for the lo­cal auto in­dus­try in terms of dis­rup­tion caused by the floods se­vere shocks to the sup­ply chain in wake of the earth­quahe dis­as­ter in Ja­pan, high in­fla­tion­ary pres­sures driv­ing up the cost of pro­duc­tion and the lib­er­al­ized used car im­port pol­icy of the GOP. Ghias said “With Kaizen in our sys­tems, we are off­set­ting some of the im­pact of these chal­lenges and that is why we have put so much em­pha­sis on this con­cept.”

Ghias ex­pressed pos­i­tive ex­pec­ta­tions for close work­ing of the govern­ment with the auto in­dus­try and the need for sta­ble poli­cies to en­cour­age growth of the lo­cal auto in­dus­try which makes a healthy con­tri­bu­tion to the national ex­che­quer, cre­ates thou­sands of jobs, en­ables tech­nol­ogy trans­fer for lo­cal­iza­tion, pro­vides af­ford­able mo­bil­ity to peo­ple and busi­nesses and above all, con­trib­utes to the eco­nomic pros­per­ity of the coun­try

The win­ning Kaizen Team with

IMC Man­age­ment.

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