|Taiichi Ohno, Father of TPS|
Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify it's inefficiency - Bill GatesIt was great to be back at 91, Springboard, Koramangala, Bangalore on 22 June 2019 for a Lean Operations Experiential workshop - learning how to make operations efficient and less wasteful !!
This was being jointly conducted between Alliance University Bangalore faculty and www.msmeonline.com, the online startup of Indian small and medium sector industries based out of Bangalore.
There were 10 excited and enthusiastic participants for the experiential Lean workshop (originally Toyota Production System, TPS). 91, Springboard is a great co-work space (click here) and is located in the center of Bangalore city, near Koramangala Forum Mall.
Lean Operations history is synonymous with Toyota successes in Japan. Starting from the Toyoda textile loom company to the first automobile which rolled out of Toyota company in 1936, (click here for Model AA) to the opening of the Toyota Motor Company in 1939, it was a quick and short discussion. The stellar role of Taiichi Ohno in shaping the Toyota Production System cannot be forgotten. According to the author, Value Creation, Standardisation and Continuous Improvement are the main pillars of Toyota Production System or the present Lean Operations.
|Great Learning and enjoyment at 91, SpringBoard, Koramangala|
Then was born Lean Manufacturing concept that concentrated more on creating value to the customer besides reducing waste with a pull type of manufacturing aiming for unit lot size production, undergoing continuous improvement.
|Industry participants appreciated the practical training|
on all facets of lean at the workshop ..
|Industry participants were elated at the experiential learning|
Continuous Improvement is always better than delayed Perfection - Mark Twain.The learning was good among the four teams and the winning team did the passing of the balls in a minimum time of 3.25 seconds.
|Lean principles were clearly communicated|
to the participants
The practical case necessitated explanation of how Tata Sons made use of Theory of Constraints in crossing over from $ 63 billion in annual revenue to $100 billion around the last years of the first decade of the 21st century. It was a great real-life experience and a great lesson to demonstrate the effectiveness of Theory of Constraints in a corporate environment.
The workshop ended with the sharing of the experiences and the distribution of certificates. The positive feedback received from the participants has motivated us to offer more such editions of this MDP on a monthly basis in future for the benefit of the industry.