Guest Editorial in Efficient Manufacturing, March 2018

Indian manufacturing organisations should aspire to build the brand tag ‘Made in India’ as a value offering. This will mean building core competence values like reliability, safety, value for money, dependability, and appeal; and this is possible by building the business processes aligned to lean thinking and lean principles. Lean manufacturing companies work using the principle of PULL. Others work … Read More

A culture of self-discipline

Organising the workplace (or Workplace Organisation – 5S) and maintaining it the way it should be, is a good work culture. Why then do we see variations? A good culture strives to improvise; a bad one creates inconsistency causing variations. So is 5S merely a housekeeping program? I don’t think so. A good housekeeping program will fall short of solving … Read More