Indus Motor holds 18th Kaizen Convention
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