Integrated Manufacturing Excellence Initiative

Top organisations are awarded for the outstanding implementation of KAIZEN™ principles and practices.

Kaizen Institute India is pleased to announce the Integrated Manufacturing Excellence Initiative (KAIZEN™ Award India) 3rd Edition to recognise superior KAIZEN™ and Lean organisations. Top organisations will be awarded for their outstanding, innovative, and effective implementation of KAIZEN™ principles and practices.

What makes it special?

IMexl is a premier program of facilitating operational excellence with a firm rooting in continuous improvement ideology. It is for those seeking to implement an effective and sustainable Continuous improvement program in their organisations. Has been there and done that and is now advising clients on where and how to consolidate their efforts for better benefit.

Advisory Panel

Vinod Grover
Managing Director & Founder, Kaizen Institute, SAIN

Ajay Shankar
IAS (1973), Former Secretary – DIPP, Chairman NPC, Member Secretary, NMCC, Member of Board, L&T & Others

Dr. N Ravichandran
Manufacturing Guru, Executive Director & CEO (Retd), Lucas TVS Ltd.

Vijay Kalra
Head – Mahindra Institure of Quality, Chairman – Central Safety Council for Group & Former CEO – MVML & CMO (AS) at Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Y S Shashidhar
Advisor, Dubai Holdings, UAE & Former Partner & Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan

Pradeep Banerjee
Executive Director (Retd), Hindustan Unilever Ltd

Dr. Sarita Nagpag
Former DDG & Former Principal Counsellor at CII

Ajay Tandon
Former MD & CEO, TATA Autocomp Systems Ltd
Former CEO, Tata Johnson Controls

Companies Who Applied for IMexi


Excellence in Applying KAIZEN™ Principles

In this category, the applicant (organization) is evaluated on its KAIZEN™ maturity. The assessment is observation-based, conducted by experienced assessors at the client premises, evaluating the application of the five KAIZEN™ principles:

#KAIZEN™ PrincipleApplication Example
1 Create customer valuea) The organization knows the customer needs by market segment.
b) The organization is dedicated to quality and to fulfil customer expectations.
2Let it flowa) Leaders know how to design, create, manage and improve processes.
b) Staff members understand the concepts of muda (waste), mura (variability) and muri (difficulty).
3Be gemba orienteda) The workplace is organized for efficiency, visual management is used to make waste, standards and behaviors visible.
b) Leaders go to the place of work to understand problems first hand.
4Empower peoplea) Business objectives are deployed (cascaded) throughout the organization.
b) All leaders share KAIZEN™ skills and role-model a KAIZEN™ mindset as they develop their teams.
5Be scientific and transparenta) Management decisions are based on the long-term vision.
b) Decision-making and problem-solving is based on real data from gemba (gemba gembutsu).

Besides scrutinizing the robustness of the five KAIZEN™ principles, the ‘Benefits tracking’ section evaluates what the organization has put in place to ensure employees know where the organization is heading, how they have progressed, and how customers and the organization is benefitting from the KAIZEN™ efforts.


Based on the on-site assessments, the qualifiers in various medallion zones in IMexI 2020 are given below


If you have any questions regarding the award procedure or the event please contact:

Kaizen Institute India
Ellisbridge Near Mithakhali Six Roads
380006 Ahmedabad – India

Tel: +91 63591 91800

Objectives of the KAIZEN™ Awards

Recognize organizations taking the lead in implementing KAIZEN™.

Drive Continuous Improvement efforts.

Inspire change among industry leaders.

Are you interested in participating in the KAIZEN™ Award India?