Announcing: IndiZen 2018, 9th National Convention on Operational Excellence

20 - 21 February 2018 | Pune, India

We are glad to share that the most awaited convention IndiZen is back!

This is going to be the 9th edition of this national convention on operational excellence. We have been doing this convention from past 8 years in row and every year we have seen more and more excitement, enthusiasm and participation from different companies. This year the theme for the convention is A Roadmap to Manufacturing Excellence (in support of Make in India).

India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies of the world, however India still needs companies to become engines of manufacturing growth as the growth has stagnated at around 15 - 16%. The Make in India initiative plans to support & increase the contribution of manufacturing to India’s GDP to 25% from current 15% and also generate employment.

But how do we, as a country, achieve this growth, as challenges still exist and when it comes to production process, organizations are not able to match up with the requirement. That is where manufacturing excellence comes in. To achieve higher productivity lead time reduction and consistency in quality, organizations need to strategize on improving operations, eliminating waste, creating lean processes and change the way people think, change their paradigm. With the fluctuation in energy costs and currency rates, there has been a shift on cost competitiveness globally. Therefore, it’s vital for organizations to constantly strive for manufacturing excellence. IndiZen is one of its kinds event announced by Kaizen Institute. This event will provide an opportunity to manufacturing professionals, business leaders & industry experts to come together to:

  • Learn (via Knowledge Sessions),
  • Share (via National Case Study Competition) and
  • See (via KAIZEN™ Benchmark Tours). 

So be there to learn and take your manufacturing operations to next level.

Click here to view IndiZen 2017 Video


Brochure | Registration Form: Overseas Delegates | Registration Form: National Case Study Competition


IndiZen 2017

The 8th edition of much awaited IndiZen is back with KAIZEN™ Benchmark Tours, National Case Study Competition, Knowledge Sessions, Keynote Speakers & much more.

IndiZen has become one of India’s most important annual gatherings of professionals and experts in the Operational Excellence/ Lean/ KAIZEN™ domain. The objective of this event is to give you an opportunity to Learn, Network, Celebrate & Share the work done by your organization in this domain. 

IndiZen 2017 Brochure: Download>> | IndiZen 2016: Highlights

Registration Forms: Overseas Delegates | National Case Study Competition

IndiZen offers an opportunity to Learn - Share - See. It supports professionals to network, renew and re-commit their passion for Operational Excellence (OE). This year’s Knowledge Session focuses on “Operational Excellence in Logistics & Distributions.”

Learn contemporary techniques related to how OE applies to this domain, which plays a very significant role in Indian economy & is about to witness massive transformation in the coming years. ‘Make in India’ cannot stand on it’s own; it requires efficient logistics & distribution to support it’s success!!

You will get opportunity to learn how to apply proven OE methodolgies to transform your organisation to a world class level. The convention will cover much more than traditional one room convention via three tracks i.e. Knowledge Sessions, KAIZEN™ Benchmark Tours & National Case Study Competition. You'll also get opportunity to meet & learn from leading Lean practitioners who have faced similar challenges to your organisation.

You will get the best networking opportunity to build your own network of OE/ Lean thinkers.

Block your dates and be there on 21st & 22nd February 2017 @ Pune, India!




IndiZen 2016

We would like to thank all delegates, judges for case study competition, host sites for tours, & sponsors to make this event successfull.

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Brief overview of IndiZen 2016

1.    70 organizations participated from four countries

2.    225 participants from various organizations and industries

3.    48 case studies were presented during National Case Study competition

4.    Winners of national case study competition:


            Hindalco Industries Ltd (2nd Runner up) | Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Ltd. (Runner up) | Vista Processed Food Pvt. Ltd (Winner)


            Akshaya Patra Foundation (Winner)

4.    7 host sites for Excellence Inside Tours  (we thank the host sites for their hospitality!)

      ARaymond  |  Lawkim Motors  |  Godrej Appliances |  Oetiker India |  Kaizen Institute's L & G Spaces | Sandvik Asia Pvt Ltd | Eaton

5.    Knowledge sessions on Zero Defect & Zero Effect

6.    Three leading business and thought leaders as keynote speakers

7.    Media Partner: Kongposh Publications

8.    Silver sponsor: Minitab



IndiZen 2015 

We would like to thank all delegates, judges for case study competition, host sites for tours, & sponsors to make this event successfull. 

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Brief overview of IndiZen 2015 

1.    73 organizations participated out of which 6 were from overseas

2.    200+ participants from various organizations and industries

3.    45 case studies for National Case Study competition

4.    5 host sites for Excellence Inside Tours  (we thank the host for their hospitality!)

      ARaymond  |  Jabil  |  Tranter India  |  SIGMA  |  Kaizen Institute's L & G Spaces

5.    Knowledge sessions on Hoshin Kanri, Daily Work Management, etc.

6.    Three leading business and thought leaders as keynote speakers

7.    Media Partner: Kongposh Publications

8.    Supported by: Minitab

9.    Hospitality partner: Hyatt Regency



IndiZen 2014

IndiZen 2014 concluded on Feb 12th evening and it received an impressive response from more than 180+ operational excellence thought and action leaders across the country and from overseas as well. This year the theme for the convention was Employee Excellence for Operational Excellence. 

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Brief overview of IndiZen 2014

1. 59 Indian Companies (12 from Service industry) and 5 companies from Overseas participated in the event.

2. Around 180 participants

3. Masaaki Imai award & Citation was given to Mr. Shyam and Mr. Vinay

4. Keynote speakers were as follows

   a. Opening keynote speaker: Mr.Shyam Talawadekar & Mr.Vinay Kaul

   b. Closing keynote speaker: Mr.Donald Dinero

   c. We also had guests from Govt of Gujarat, Timespro, etc.

5. We had 23 case studies from Manufacturing track and 9 case studies from Service track

6. The winner of case studies competition for Manufacturing track were JK Files,  Mahindra Two Wheeler, and Alstom India and for Service track PSG Hospital was the winner

7. Participants visited Volkswagen, ARaymond, Suzlon, Tranter India, Sigma Electric (SEMCO) and L&G Spaces for Excellence inside tours



IndiZen 2013 

IndiZen 2013 was the 4th National Convention on Operational Excellence. It was on 22nd and 23rd of Jan 2013 at The Westin Hotel Pune.

We had 160+ participants from around 49 companies from India & Overseas. 19 case studies were presented in all and each one of them  were of high quality and content, proving that operational excellence has deep roots across Indian Companies. 

We had Mr Jagdish Ramaswamy, President ofAdiya Birla Corporate WCM cell as the opening keynote speaker and Mr EuclidesCoimbra  delivered the closing key note, where he spoke about Managing Change the Kaizen way.

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IndiZen 2012

IndiZen - 2012 – was the 3rd National Convention on Operational Excellence. It was held on 14th & 15th Feb’ 2012, at the 'O' Hotel, Pune, India. It was organized by the Indian Business unit the Kaizen Institute (www.in.kaizen.com), the global leader in Operational Excellence.

This year’s theme was “Lean & Green”, exploring how sustainability/ “green” can co-exists and support Lean/ Operational Excellence? Does green make business sense? Does it help the organization become better internally and in the eyes of the customer?

Lean to Green Manufacturing......

The leading similarity between the benefits of lean and the benefits of green is waste, and so it makes perfect sense that in order to achieve higher levels of environmental performance, your organization must first adopt the principles and practices of lean manufacturing and then superimpose Green thinking on Lean thinking! Join us in this conclave to understand how these two big themes of the future, come together, stay together and deliver more together!



IndiZen 2011  

Kaizen Institute India celebrated its 11th anniversary with IndiZen 2011 - the 2nd National Convention on Operational Excellence, which was organized on 15 & 16 February, 2011 in Pune. More than 150 participants from India, Africa and Russia participated in multiple tracks, case study competition and Go See Tours. Lean Accounting Guru, Mr. Brian Maskell, from USA delivered keynote and conducted one day training on 'Lean Accounting - A Practical Approach’ (first time in India). 

Winners for the national case study competition: 

First Prize: KEC International (RPG Cables)
Runner up: Godrej & Boyce, Mohali
Second Runner up: Godrej & Boyce, Shirwal
Second Runner up: Thermax Ltd
Consolation Prize: Jubilant Life Sciences
Consolation Prize: Thermax Ltd



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