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Lean & Six Sigma Excellence Awards 2014 26 – 27 SEPTEMBER ‘14 For more details log onto


LSSEA ‘14 It was in the year 2005 that the concept of Lean and Six Sigma Excellence Awards (LSSEA) was envisioned by SCMHRD. The purpose was to recognise and appreciate the efforts of Corporate in implementing Six Sigma techniques to improve quality in the fields of service and manufacturing. From a humble beginning, with 37 companies in the first year, the year 2008 saw the globalization of the event with international participation from Iran and Sri Lanka. In the year 2011, the event had more than 80 participating organizations showing their acumen and efforts in achieving Value and Excellence through Six Sigma. It also marked the beginning of the concept of regional rounds to cater to increasing participation. Keeping with its tradition of recognizing the best organizations in operational efficiency, SCMHRD is proud to present

LEAN & SIX SIGMA EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2014 Copyright © All Rights Reserved

WHY PARTICIPATE IN LSSEA ’14? LSSEA ‘14 LSSEA is a platform to showcase the best practices hence, increasing the visibility of the organization Feedback from eminent panellists helps in improving the existing processes

Opportunity to network with other six sigma practitioners in the industry Valuable insights from the panellists, which could be used for the process improvement and implemented in the future A platform to get recognition for the hard work and the efforts put in doing the project

An invaluable opportunity to get insights into the best practices followed by other organizations in the same, or different industry, thereby a great learning. This is how you travel this Wonderful Journey called Six Sigma… Copyright © All Rights Reserved


LSSEA ‘14 “… I have been associated with your institute for a few years. You have been role models for other youngsters and conducting the event exceptionally well.…” - Bharat Electronics “… Feel proud to participate in LSSEA organized by SCMHRD. From this event we learnt the process followed by other industries, companies, their methodology, working etc. This gave us another dimension to look at Six Sigma…” - Capgemini “… Very good learnings through case studies. Excellent ambience and arrangement. Overall impression was excellent…” - Reliance Industries Ltd “… I would like to heartily appreciate the efforts of Team SCMHRD who are doing this with great passion and dedication. It is being organized very professionally at each and every stage.…” - Scope International “…Many thanks for organizing a wonderful event at Delhi. We all had great learnings from the same. Timely & accurate prior information on the venue, timings etc…” - Apollo Munich Insurance For more testimonials, log on to Copyright © All Rights Reserved

PROJECT CATEGORIES LSSEA ‘14 Lean & Six Sigma Excellence Awards 2014 recognizes projects in the following categories:      

DMAIC – Manufacturing DMAIC –Services and support DFSS – Manufacturing, Services and support Lean Supply Chain Logistics

2. DFSS – Design for Six Sigma It is an act of designing a product, process or service resulting in a Six Sigma output that satisfies both the external customers and internal business Critical to Quality (CTQ) requirements. The steps are:

METHODOLOGY DEFINITIONS 1. DMAIC It is the basic methodology to improve an existing process. The steps followed are: Define: What is the problem Measure: Key critical process critical to quality Analyse: Why defects occur? Improve: The process to stay within tolerance Control: The process to stay within goals

Define: The product, process or service and where it would fail to meet customer needs Measure: Determine if the product, process, service meets customer needs Analyse: The options to meet

customer needs Design: Changes to the product, process or services to meet customer needs Verify: Whether the changes have met customer needs. Copyright © All Rights Reserved


LSSEA ‘14 Manufacturing This category involves projects related to manufacturing & operations. Typical examples would include reduction in product/ batch reductions, yield improvement of equipment, etc.

Services This process involves projects related to sectors like banking, consultancy, telecommunication, healthcare, insurance, etc. Typical examples include improving payment processing cycles in banks, reducing call handling time in telecom process, etc.

Supply Chain This process involves projects related to supply chain excellence in various sectors. Entries must focus of specific challenges faced by the organizations, innovations and improvements in the supply chain processes in order to surmount these challenges and achievements as a result of these innovations. A typical example is improvement in customer service levels due to supply chain innovations. Support This process involves projects related to functions which provide support to main business processes. Typical examples are reduction in attrition levels by HR departments of manufacturing companies, improvement in transaction cycles by IT departments of Pharmaceutical companies etc. The above mentioned types are an indication for participants to help them decide the right type of entry for their projects. Copyright Š All Rights Reserved

Logistics This process involves projects related to excellence in logistics and transportation. Typical examples include innovations in transportation planning or route planning, reduction in transportation costs, etc.

GENERAL GUIDELINES LSSEA ‘14 Eligibility Criteria a) The project must have been executed during the period of Jan 2013 – July 2014, with the improved results being sustained for at least three months prior to submission. This is a significant criterion for selection of entries. b) If any project is found to be submitted in previous years, the team will be disqualified in all the categories it is participating. c) There can be only one project per category per team.

Presentation guidelines a) Presentation should not exceed 15 mins (additional 5 mins for questions). Any presentation more than 25 slides shall attract negative marking. b) Considering the valuable time of all participants, there will be a strict adherence to time limits. Only highly relevant animations would be allowed. Video content in the slide can be of maximum 1 minute time length. c) Introduction of the company should be restricted to 1 slide only and presentations must be converted to PDF format and uploaded on website

Application guidelines Along with the online registration, participants need to upload the scanned copy of the application form duly filled and signed by the signatory (uploading of the scanned copy is a MUST for completing registration) in PDF format on the website Copyright © All Rights Reserved


LSSEA ‘14 a) Not more than one project can be submitted under each category. A team can participate in any number of categories (with different projects). Any number of teams can participate from the organization. b) The team has to decide in which region it wants to present during the regional round. Any project submitted in more than one region will be disqualified (even with different team members) c) One team can send more than one project for the event but in different categories. d) For Supply Chain and Logistics, there may be a final round directly based on the shortlist. e) Separate online registrations need to be done for different projects under different names. f) All submissions should be done online. g) Last date for submission of entries is 25th July 2014. Copyright Š All Rights Reserved

Late entries will NOT be entertained h) The panellists at their discretion may ask for a telephonic interview with the participating members, Six Sigma champion and / or the CEO/CFO. This is to verify the validity of the submissions. i) Teams will be shortlisted after the regional rounds and the decision of the organizers will be binding under all circumstances. j) The entry fees for the projects is: Rs. 3000/- per project (under all categories) k) Cheque / Demand Draft. Please make the cheque / draft of the applicable amount (Rs. 3000 per project) in favour of 'Director, Symbiosis Centre for Mgmt & HRD' payable at Pune and send it to our address. Please mention your company name and project name/s behind the Cheque / Draft.

DATES & TIMELINES OF EVENT LSSEA ‘14 Other Guidelines a) We would like to publish the executive summary in the event magazine. In case a company does not wish to publish their project, the team members should communicate it beforehand. No communication from the company will be considered as a “No Objection” from the company and/ or team members for publishing the executive summary. The Executive summary should not exceed 2 pages. b) Along with the presentation, the teams are expected to submit a detailed write-up not exceeding 15 pages. c) Only .PDF format of the write-up and .DOC format of the Executive summary should be uploaded on website (Please DO NOT attach .docx format)

Dates and Timelines of the event Regional round to be held in  Delhi  Bangalore  Pune Final round shall be held at SCMHRD, Pune  Commencement of receiving the project entries 26th June ‘14  Last date for receiving the project entries 25th July ‘14  Results of shortlisted entries at regional level 7th August ’14  Regional round at Delhi: 25th August ‘14  Regional round at Pune: 26th and 27th August ‘14  Regional round at Banlgalore: 01st and 02nd September ‘14  Declaration of results (Finalists): 9th September ‘14  Final presentations at SCMHRD, Pune: 26th – 27th September ‘14 Copyright © All Rights Reserved

We, the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD) is a name that inspires awe and respect in the field of management education. Ever since its inception in 1993, the institute has pursued a unique path and moulding bright minds into capable managers and leaders. As one of India’s premier B-school, it prides itself of being “The Cradle of Intellect”.

We welcome one and all to the event Lean & Six Sigma Excellence Awards 2014 Team SCOPE Club ’14 Symbiosis Centre For Management &HRD, Symbiosis Infotech Campus, 15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech park, Hinjewadi, Pune – 411057 Email- FOR QUERIES CONTACT: Manjeet Maini: 9561045542 Rohang Adhikari: 8552955097

FOR SPONSORSHIP CONTACT: Prathyusha Akella: 9850768995 Shridhar Samant: 9766094750

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