Books and Publications

Extensively Used by Business World: Our 
Books & Publications (along with our posters) that contain 
our Improvement Methodologies are extensively used by the business world during their Journey-To-Excellence!

Learn how to improve Performance, Productivity, Profitability, Reduce Defects and Costs!
Enrich your Library with Self-Help (Do-It-Yourself Gemba Kaizen) books - available at an investment of just 1-Meal!
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The books titled ‘World Of Kaizen’ and ‘Visual Management’ are recommended by a few Universities such as Mumbai University for their B. Tech. (Production Engineering Studies), Pune University and a couple of foreign universities.




World Of Kaizen: A Total Quality Culture For Survival (3rd Edition, Pages 386) (Over 5000 copies sold)

Kaizen means Continual Improvements. No one can dispute value of the improvement. Kaizen philosophy is based on the fact that our life - be it working-life, social-life, or home life - needs to be constantly improved. This means whether you are in a manufacturing industry or service industry (associated with Quality field or not) you must enlighten yourself on Kaizen and apply in all walks of life. 
For an organisation this book offers a complete introduction to Kaizen approach, including practical, step-by-step instructions for starting and managing change of work-culture for the better. Even if you already have a Kaizen or TQM program in place, you'll find useful strategies and tactics to diagnose current capabilities and improve them especially in the context of work-culture in developing countries.
The legendary Mr. Peter Drucker, has strongly advocated Kaizen Culture in his article ‘The New Society of Organisations’ in Harvard Business Review. Gaby Mendoza, in February’92 World Executive Digest, wrote on the "Secret of Toyota’s success", where he refers to Kaizen as the "Driver" and "Which must be installed first". Once Kaizen is installed, JIT, TQM, Kanban, Five-S, TPM, Pokayoke, SMED, Quality Circle, Taguchi Techniques and procedure oriented systems such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000 can be introduced easily. The Kaizen approach is equally applicable both in manufacturing as well as in high-tech service industries.

Expert Comments on the Book:
1/ "Easy to read. Will hopefully affect way of thinking"...Yoshio-Kondo, 'Deming-Prize' Winner, President, International Academy for Quality, JAPAN
2/ "Most interesting book!" ... Rene Domingo, Professor (Japanese Mgt) Asian Institute of Mgt (AIM) Manila, Philippines.
3/ "Shyam has done a good job & am sure that his knowledge & experience will be spread more widely among the Kaizenees & benefit them" ... 
Yuji-Yamada-San, Head, Industry Division, APO, Tokyo, JAPAN.  
4/ "Readers will find the book and its contents to be absorbing irrespective of the level of the reader"...M. Shiratori, MD, TOYO Engineering, JAPAN.

Visual Management Through 5-S: A Japanese Tool of Kaizen
(3rd Ed, Pages 226) (Sold over 4000)  

Japanese industry has been very successful in transforming highly sophisticated and specialized knowledge into practical techniques for daily use. The techniques can be used by ordinary people as well.

Japanese are also good at elevating a simple practice into a science.
The so-called 5-S program devised by Japanese industry is an example of a simple practice of human life translated into a scientific approach to accomplish specific objectives.

5-S is an indivisible part of Kaizen approach. Apart
from improving employee morale it improves productivity in leaps and bounds.Visual management is one of the results of effective 5-S implementation in place. In fact without 5-S in place, getting certified under statutory standards such as ISO 9000, QS 9000, ISO 14000, etc, has been a nightmare to most aspiring companies although that itself is not the objective of 5-S.

5-S goes deeper than mere housekeeping as it is commonly understood by most people. It’s applicable both at homes and workplaces alike. This indispensable reference book is expected to enable readers, practitioners at workplaces as also educational institutions in implementation of 5-S to its core.

Expert Comments on the book:
"Mr. Talawadekar successfully converts esoteric ideas of quality into a tool that can be used by a layman to achieve highest success not only in industry but all walks of life.
However, if the follower of Talawadekar's path is in search of a new fad or flavour of the month he will fail. Only relentless pursuit, perseverance and determination - from CEO down to sweeper - in following the prescription of Mr. Talawadekar will ensure success. May his breed expand & prosper." ...
Arun Kirloskar, Chairman Lister Petter, Ex-Chairman Fleetguard & Cummins
"5-S visual management is easy to be introduced & the resultant effective results can be seen" ... Yoshio-Kondo-San, 'Deming Prize' Winner & President, International Academy for Quality, JAPAN.
3) Continuous Improvement PDCA Cycles:

The Common-sense Japanese Problem solving approach to improve Quality of Life through Team-work! (Pages 228) (Over 2000 copies sold)

'Survival of the fittest' is the rule of the 'Globalisation and economic liberalisation' game! Many companies are falling by the road-side as a result.

In order to get over the situation managements are realising the need to get 100% employee involvement & attempting number of initiatives such as TQM, Six-Sigma, ISO 9000, QS 9000, ISO 14000; all at a time for quick results. The employees are heavily dosed
in the process to use advanced statistical tools too. Are the work-places then showing real change? Big question mark!

In most situations, instead of dosages of tools over tools, you simply need
common-sense, intuitive, employee friendly, action oriented approaches. If such simple approaches are constantly practised, making improvement becomes second nature or habit. That's what is expected by learning from the KATA as practised by TOYOTA that is covered in this book.

Changing the behavior of passing-on
the buck to
build the constructive attitude of making improvement then becomes easier. This brings in 100% employee involvement in building a robust company, forcing the competition to fall bye. This book gives insight into the corresponding simple tools and the methodology used by Japanese in the initial formative years of the label 'Made in Japan'.

Kaizen Do-It-Yourself Series Booklets

4) Stay Lean Make Planet Green The Toyota Approach

This book gives an overview of lean management practices. It covers the following subjects.

Customer is the Boss number One! What is JIT? Customer behavior of coming in a hurry for JIT delivery! How and why most companies create waste as an intangible loss to all? Why do they overstock? How the waste built into delivery processes enhances Cost Of Poor Quality, COPQ? What should suppliers do to be lean?

What is Lean? Taiichi Ohno and The Toyota Production System. Sustainable Benefits achieved by Kaizen Companies. What is Just-In-Time (JIT)? Putting Lean into practice. How to formulate implementation strategy? What do 'Best in Class' companies do to reduce costs? How to set stretch targets? How does the JIT method unearth wastes? Where and how to make a beginning to be leaner? 

Necklace of Kaizen tools that help to be a  Best-in-Class Lean Company. Milestones on Road-Map to Continual Improvement Process. Kaizen Tools in brief: Five-S, TQC, TPM, Kanban, JIT. Quality Control Circles. Why most companies go bankrupt?

Keiretsu and practising Lean in Supply Chain. Cluster concept to practice Lean in the Keiretsu. 'Six-Sigma' as 'Lean-Six-Sigma'. What does Management-Team’s Commitment mean? What 'Hard and Soft' evidence of 'Lean Thinking and Practice' a company can look for in it's 'Lean journey'? Toyota's 10 Management Principles.

How To Enable A Change Process? Start From Self ! Take Personal Quality Initiative (PQI) In Gemba Kaizen ! Nurture Team Based Continual Improvements !

This book answers the following questions.

What is Change Management? How to Enable a Change Process? 
How the leaders should establish credibility. 
How to and Where to begin from?
How to educate and coach employees after e
xplaining expectations?
How to encourage and motivate employees?
How to empower employees to perform? What are the steps for Gemba Kaizen project? 
How to analyze and find root causes of problems to prevent their recurrence?
How to ennoble and recognize those who try as well as perform?

The book also covers the following subjects.

Evolve Recognition, Review and Audit mechanism. 
Daily Management agenda in order to make Kaizen a daily practice. 

Mapping Value Delivery Processes to unearth workplace problems. PQCD Measures of Performance Excellence. Priority Matrix to prioritize Kaizen Themes. Kaizen (Register) Hopper. 

Self-Managed Team (SMT) structure and Inter-relationship of teams. QC Story Report (A Template Guideline). Guidelines to handle a Kaizen project. ESTEETM2-2-2-2© Customer Response. Quality Tools. Recognition and Review system. Management Control Cockpit.

6) 5-S in 5 Days: First Step To TPM ! 
Fundamental Kaizen Tool To Create Kaizen Culture !

This book covers the following subjects.

1. What Is 5-S?
2. How to practise Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke!
3. A typical color coding for labeling!
4. What benefits a workplace can reap by doing 5-S?

5. What objectives can one set for 5-S?
6. What are the prerequisites to implement 5-S?

7. Action Milestones and Objectives achieved on 5-S roadmap.
8. How five-S approach helps to eliminate wastes.

The book has self-explanatory formats to be used during implementation, such as to enable Seiri and Seiton by Usage Pattern; Loss sheet to record Losses. Audit and Test Score Sheet; 5-S Museum (for wants), One-Point Lesson, etc.

7) Get Over Crisis By Daily Management And Self Directed Teams

One may have a great vision.
But of what use it is if one eye is not kept on the next move while inching towards the vision?

While answering this the book 
covers the following subjects.

What is Daily Management? Why to do Daily Management? What are the Elements of Daily Management?

An Overview of Daily Management Activities. Elements of Daily Management. PDCA improvement cycles and. SDCA maintenance cycles. Measures of Performance to measure a business. High Standardization by using Check-point-Control-point. Self Managed Team (SMT) structure. Quick Corner Meeting (QCM) for Gemba Kaizen to control production and quality. 

Understanding Stakeholder needs. How to manage priorities? Elements of 5-S. How to maintain hardware to prevent problems? How to conduct 5-S drills for autonomous maintenance? Visual Management of the daily activities.

Cross Functional Management.
 Agenda for the multi-level daily QCMs. Walking suggestion box. 

What are the prerequisites for 
Daily Management? Case study on how to enable employees.

How to initiate Daily Management? Case study on sources and continuous flow of Kaizen opportunities. Roadmap to implement Daily Management. 

8) Ego+Ego...We Go!: Behaviour Modulation Skills: To Improve Kaizen Leadership, Performance & Negotiation Skills

Why do conflicting situations arise? Why do negotiations fail? Why do customers quit (or hate the supplier)? What to do in order to prevent the above situations?

While answering the above questions 
this book covers the following subjects. 

General Principles of Learning (For Kaizen Success).
How to maintain and enhance self-esteem of the other party or of your target audience?
How to actively listen to the other party or to your target audience?
How to hold fact based discussions and negotiations?
How to use reinforcement techniques to shape behavior?
How to maintain communication and set specific follow-up until the desired is achieved?

Summary of General Principles for Application in real life situations.
Learning Points typically used in different situations.

Topics that may be useful to improve negotiation skills are: Role plays, Exercises, 
'Positions' that customers and suppliers take versus 'The Interests of the Organisations', Zone of Possible Agreement (ZoPA), Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement (BAtNA): 'What will I do if the current negotiation ends in no deal?', etc.

A guideline on how to ask structured questions while
 carrying out the negotiations successfully is also covered.

9) Enable TPM in 10 days Total Productive Maintenance For Reliable and Just-In-Time Value delivery to Customer 

This book covers the following subjects.

1. Cost of Poor Quality of a Crisis
 2. 'Cause-Effect' Linkage of Crises 3. So what should such crisis-ridden companies do? 4. How can they move towards a zero defect workplace? 5. What is TPM? 6. TPM has five goals 7. How to Enable TPM 8. Organize for TPM implementation 9. Safety, Hygiene and Environment 

10. Role of 5-S in TPM in general and in SHE in particular
 11. Where to make a beginning of 5-S Practice? 12. Prioritize a workplace as a pilot 13. A Typical Process Map 14. Kaizen Register as Kaizen Hopper 15. Focused Improvements Kobetsu Kaizen (KK) 16. 16-Types of losses or wastes (Muda) 17. How to calculate OEE? 18. Phenomenon Mechanism analysis (PM Analysis) 19. Autonomous maintenance (AM) Jishu Hozen (JH) 20. 5-S drills for Autonomous Maintenance (AM) – TPM  21. A typical schedule for autonomous preventive maintenance 

22. Quality Maintenance (QM) Hinshitsu-Hozen
 23. Relationship of 5 Pillars of TPM and Quality Maintenance 24. Pokayoke for Quality Maintenance 25. Planned Maintenance (PM) 26. Maintenance Policies 27. Corrective maintenance 28. Renovative maintenance 29. Opportunity Maintenance 30. Preventive maintenance 31. Predictive maintenance 32. A typical Planned maintenance schedule 33. Some Tools useful for predictive maintenance 34. Control of MTBF, MTTR 35. Initial Flow Control (IFC) Facility Development and Equipment Engineering 36. Problem-free Engineering By Factory Management Area 37. Education and Training (ET) 38. Training and People Development 39. A typical Skill Matrix 40. Skill Matrix (Evaluation Criteria for the Skill Level) 

41. Office TPM
 42. TPM Audits and Certification 43. A typical display of Model Workplace Status 44. A typical display of Model Machine status 45. A typical Audit Scorecard 46. A typical Radar chart to display audit results 47. Road Map, Training Calendar


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2nd Annual Process Manufacturing Excellence 2013
PME-2013 at NOVOTEL, JUHU, Mumbai