Here is what the entrepreneurs whose SME organizations were part of the GTZ- SIDBI pharmaceutical mini cluster have to say about KIAP’s intervention.
“LEAN as a concept has made a huge difference in terms of our team’s thought process in addressing the issues which arise in day to day operation instead of the traditional troubleshooting approach. LEAN has been a key learning experience through the various workshops that have been conducted in or plant and the ideas which have originated through the workshops has culminated in huge cost savings. All this has been achieved through negligible capital investment. Overall I would recommend LEAN as a concept not only for industries but also for individuals, which improves and changes the way we look at things everyday”
N.Sreenivasan, Director – Porus Drugs
“Lean Management is one of the greatest concepts that I have personally come to learn in recent times. The fact that any operation, even a day to day one for that matter, can be profoundly impacted by just observing it closely and finding ways to improve it is just amazing. And even more amazing is that most of these improvements can be done with little or no investment. We have applied concepts of lean management like value mapping to increase our production capacity substantially. I liked that the lean workshop also promoted teamwork, and helped ideas flow from the shop floor to the top management. This helps solve a lot of practical difficulties which otherwise have been taken for granted”
Krishna Chaitanya, Executive Director – A.R.LifeSciences Pvt. Ltd.
“We were facing two issues. One, we wanted to increase the capacity for one of our products without putting any additional equipment. The other, our dryer area was so full of powder that the workers were finding it difficult to work in that area. After the four day lean workshop we solved both the problems. We could increase the productivity and equipment utilization substantially, by observing the points of delays, identifying the root causes and finally finding ways to eliminate them.The dryer area is much cleaner now and the workers feel much happier to work in that area.It is also interesting to note that the solutions come from your own employees after they understand the concepts of lean which has enabled us to have a paradigm shift in the way we approach our work”
Vamsi Krishna, Executive Director – K.R.R.Drugs