Ab­dul Latif Jameel and Four Prin­ci­ples launch Ja­panese busi­ness phi­los­o­phy pro­gram

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Ab­dul Latif Jameel and Four Prin­ci­ples have launched a new scheme that will help Saudi na­tion­als learn the Ja­panese “Kaizen” phi­los­o­phy, an in­dus­trial mind­set de­signed to help com­pa­nies boost ef­fi­ciency and per­for­mance, elim­i­nate waste, and max­i­mize re­sources.

Fol­low­ing the joint ven­ture be­tween the two com­pa­nies an­nounced at the end of last year, se­lected Saudi na­tion­als — both fe­male and male — will have the chance to en­hance their pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment by tak­ing part in the in­ter-com­pany pro­gram fo­cused on lean man­age­ment to help boost the com­pany’s per­for­mance and cut waste.

The two-year pro­gram means par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive on-the-job ex­pe­ri­ence in a con­sult­ing en­vi­ron­ment across mul­ti­ple sec­tors, and be ex­posed to an in­ter­na­tional busi­ness man­age­ment sys­tem, which will help pre­pare them for fu­ture lead­er­ships roles.

Fady Mo­hammed Ab­dul Latif Jameel, deputy pres­i­dent and vice chair­man, Ab­dul Latif Jameel In­ter­na­tional, said: “As Saudi Vi­sion 2030 makes clear, our real wealth lies in the am­bi­tion of our peo­ple and the po­ten­tial of our younger gen­er­a­tion. They are the ar­chi­tects of our fu­ture. That is why Ab­dul Latif Jameel is in­vest­ing in Saudi Ara­bian na­tion­als and giv­ing them this op­por­tu­nity to learn in an in­ter­na­tional en­vi­ron­ment.

“We are giv­ing Saudi Ara­bian tal­ent the op­por­tu­nity to shine in a num­ber of ways, in­clud­ing a man­age­ment devel­op­ment pro­gram, Toy­ota-MIT schol­ar­ships, and now by learn­ing the Kaizen phi­los­o­phy.”

The co-founder and man­ag­ing part­ner of Four Prin­ci­ples, Seif Shieshakly, said: “Four Prin­ci­ples is built on adding value to client op­er­a­tions on-ground — or in the gemba in Ja­panese — and de­sign­ing be­spoke lean man­age­ment so­lu­tions tai­lored to their needs. To achieve this, we need the right peo­ple with the pas­sion and drive that can help our clients achieve im­proved ef­fi­ciency and per­for­mance. That is why it is right we give young Saudi Ara­bian na­tion­als — through this scheme — the op­por­tu­nity to grow and learn in a lean man­age­ment con­sul­tancy.”

The new joint ven­ture of­fers ad­vi­sory and im­ple­men­ta­tion ser­vices to pri­vate and pub­lic or­ga­ni­za­tions based on the lean man­age­ment pro­gram. It fo­cuses on the pub­lic sec­tor im­ple­men­ta­tion of trans­for­ma­tion ini­tia­tives as well as on a spec­trum of pri­vate sec­tor or­ga­ni­za­tions in the fields of fi­nan­cial ser­vices, heavy in­dus­tries, con­struc­tion, re­tail, health care, avi­a­tion, au­to­mo­tive, en­ergy, oil and gas, FMCG, food and bev­er­age, and ed­u­ca­tion.

The lean man­age­ment is ex­pected to help boost the com­pany’s per­for­mance and cut waste.

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