Kaizen Institute

We have once more the honor and great pleasure in welcoming Imai Masaaki the Japanese top management guru and his team in Mauritius to lecture on “Survival of the fittest- STRATEGIES OF A LION”.

Should you have the time I would highly recommend that you attend this lecture which will be held at the cyber Tower on the 6th March from 17.00- 19.00.

The Kaizen Institute has chosen Mauritius to conduct their worldwide meeting this semester and we are benefiting of this event.

During the days I was still active in business, a few Gemba Kaizen workshops and programs were run in some of the units, I used to manage. The Gemba Kaizen exercises gave excellent results on the overall performance fast and at almost no cost.

Elimination of wastes ( MUDA) and running a continuous improvement system in any business unit have worked and is still working miracles all over the world. I recall with much pleasure that in May 2001, SEBNA a bottle plant situated in the Rogers industrial zone were the first unit in Mauritius to contract the program which was brilliantly conducted by Jayen Murthy of the Kaizen Institute.

More so, in today’s difficult times, lean management is the way to remain competitive. This system of operation is often also called the Toyota way as most of the tools proposed by the Kaizen Institute were originally inspired by Toyota manufacturing methods.


#1 jayanth murthy on 03.08.07 at 5:50 am

Dear Joseph san,
You shall always remain in my memory as the pioneer of Kaizen in Mauritius!As the leader of Rogers you started it at Sebna!

#2 joseph on 03.08.07 at 9:26 am

I did move for Sebna to be the first unit to start a Kaizen workshop in Mauritius because I knew of Imai San and the results that Kaizen workshops could bring. The biggest honor goes to you who brought Kaizen to Mauritius and made it happen. There is still much to be done.One of the battle of the future is definitely ” Gain in efficiency” i.e. more output with less input. How can we convince the Mauritians to adopt this path? I propose to you dear Jayanth to review the set up that you have in Mauritius and the working relationship you have with your designated partners to progress further. I do hope that your present visit will bring some development in this direction.Good luck & bon Courage

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