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Kaizen Prism (Kaizen Club Model Making Competition)

Department                –                       MBA (AFMR)

Name of Event           –                       Kaizen Prism (Kaizen Club Model Making Competition)

Date of Event              –                     20/04/2017 (Thursday, 12:45-2:30 pm)

Objective of Event      –                    Reinforcement of  OM  applicability skills based on

                                                             ‘Learning by Doing’     philosophy

Dignitaries Present    –

Coordinator (s)/Convener                – Prof. Juhi Kamakoty       (Coordinator Kaizen Club)

Details of Participants: –                   – Sem 2 & Sem 4 students(  18 group @ 6 members)

Write up giving highlights (not exceeding than 200 words)-

In order to develop applicability skills in the Management students a model making activity had been organized for them  by Kaizen Club. The purpose of the exercise was to make the students  appreciate the finer nuances of operational issues  involved in day to day business.  Operations management a very important stream  of business that is better understood when one steps into the footstep of operations manager. The students in this activity were asked to depict a model of any business and delineate as many  as possible operational functions/concepts  in that.

The students were divided into teams of 6 members and each team was allotted an industry by balloting. The industry was allotted to the group a day before the activity so that they get time to prepare and bring material for modeling. The club provided the students with some basic material like- thermocol  sheet,  wooden and fabrication scrap (collected from workshop). The students had to assemble the model using all this stuff in 1 hour time . It was fun to watch the happening in the lobby with students running errands for material, time & resources. Various interesting models were made by the students on –Manufacturing and Service  industries like- M2W, Eicher, Avon, Grasim, Mc Donald , Safe express, Cakes & Craft, Reliance Petro etc. The models depicted  principles  of material flow, layout ,production system, inventory, warehousing and so on. The students enjoyed doing this kind of activity and took great interesting in developing the models. The  models were  then evaluated by the jury comprising of Dr. Manish Mittal, Prof Naman S and Prof Juhi K,  on – operations concept used, utilization of material, explanation of the concept.  The winner team, 1st and 2nd runner up team members were awarded certificate of appreciation.  The event was conceptualized  organized by Prof Juhi Kamakoty under the aegis of Kaizen Club.  Prof Naman Shrivastav, Prof Vikas Jain and Prof Vaishali Maheshwari  lended great support in executing the event.

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