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"Having no problem is the biggest problem of all"

Taiichi Ohno

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FOUR PRINCIPLES KAIZEN AWARDS – OUR MECHANISM FOR LEAN GROWTH IN SAUDI ARABIA

Complacency is the main challenge facing many organizations, especially the most successful ones. The widespread belief that if there are no problems then there is nothing to fix, is actually a huge problem, or quoting Taiichi Ohno, “the biggest problem of all”. Lean management remedies, this as the belief that everything can be improved stands in its core.

Four Principles’ aim is to spread the Lean philosophy in Saudi Arabia and the region and demonstrate how it is not just a management toolkit, but a profound change of corporate culture, from the bottom of the organization to the top and vice versa.

The Four Principles Kaizen Awards are a recognition of continuous improvement seeking to drive overall awareness and implementation of Lean throughout Saudi Arabia.

As the leading Lean Management implementation experts in the region, we seek to recognize and reward organizations that implement Lean across their value streams. Hosted for the first time in December 2018, the Kaizen Awards ceremony took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where entrants shared their Lean success stories in one of two categories, ‘Continuous Improvement Process’ and ‘Lean Transformation’.

The 2019 ceremony will take place on December 9th. If you believe you have a success Lean story to share,  apply below.

Submissions deadline – November 10th 2019.

Company Info (Continuous Improvement Process Form)

Contact Info

COMPANY PRESENTATION/PROFILE (max 1000 characters)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/SCOPE

Company Info (LEAN TRANSFORMATION Form)

Contact Info

COMPANY PRESENTATION/PROFILE (max 1000 characters)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/SCOPE

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CATEGORY PRIZE:

A one week analysis project by Four Principles in an area of operations chosen by the winning company. Four Principles’ team of consultants will work closely with the winning company to:

  • Identify areas of potential improvement and quantify the impact of the changes
  • Propose initiatives that need to be taken in order to create a positive change
  • Define operational KPIs

LEAN TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY PRIZE:

A five day trip to Japan for three senior executives from the winning company. The agenda of the trip will be customized and tailored based on the industry of the winner where Four Principles will arrange visits, meetings, and activities demonstrating how Lean practices are implemented throughout pioneering companies in Japan.