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Guest Lecture at Rajalakshmi Engg College on Kaizen by Kiran

NIQR Student Chapter-Rajalakshmi Engineering College

Lecture on Kaizen

Prof. D. R. Kiran delivered a lecture on Kaizen to the student members of Mechanical Engineering of NIQR Student Chapter at Rajalakshmi Engineering College on 30th January 2015. This lecture was attended by 30 students and 6 staff members.

Dr. Varadarajan, Principal of the college inaugurated the lecture session and said the institution was looking forward to NIQR for value additions to the students in the form of such lectures.

 The lecture lasting 45 minutes was on Kaizen, the Japanese philosophy and practice that focuses on continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, service or any business management. After explaining the basics, the similarity between Kaizen and the method improvement studies as practiced by the 19th century industrial engineers have been brought out. The importance and principles of creativity, the essential requirement of Kaizen and the significance of brainstorming for the success of Kaizen was explained in detail. The lecture ended with the presentation of case studies on the application of Kaizen principle in our day-to-day life. The students made the session very lively by their interactions and expressed their satisfaction for getting benefited richly from the lecture. The student chapter chairman in his vote of thanks hoped that there will be many more such lectures from NOQR.