Event Details
Event Description

Dear Sir / Madam,

Madras Management Association – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Presents One Day Workshop on

GEMBA FoCuS – GOALs 2wards the Goal Post

27th February 2020

9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Mr S Saravana Kumar
Business Excellence / Operational Excellence Consultant & Trainer

 Madras Management Association
New 240, Pathari Road, (Off Anna Salai)
Chennai – 600 006


To beat the Global Competition, it is important for Corporates, Institutions & Individuals to stay focussed on their topmost Goals!

Gemba (also spelt less commonly as genba) is a Japanese term meaning "the real place." In business, Gemba refers to the place where value is created. The most common use of the term is in manufacturing, where the gemba is the factory floor. Gemba can really be any "site", such as a building site in construction, the sales floor in retail, or somewhere the service provider interacts directly with the customer e.g. a car dealership showroom.

Achieving consistent Goals using Gemba Focus enhances Business & Individual Performance vide Measurable Results in order to exceed Customer Satisfaction ! In Indian Industries, the concept of GEMBA FOCUS is becoming an essential part of Business Activity in various sectors & well utilised by Entrepreneurships, Start-Ups, MSMEs, SSIs, Banking as well as NGOs / Educational Institutions, Early Career STREAM Graduates, Etc.

Workshop Contents

ØUnderstanding Basic Concept of GEMBA

ØGEMBA FoCuS – Essentials for Market Competition & Customer Satisfaction

ØGEMBA FoCuS Methodology – Benefits & Application

ØThe Japanese term "Genchi GEMBUtsu" = "Going to the GEMBA"

ØTrainees Participation and sharing of their actual Business, Professional, Services, Society as well as Technical & Non-Technical Challenges and attempt the GEMBA Ideas.

ØSteps in implementing a GEMBA FoCuS Culture for an Enterprise, Institution or a Start-up Venture. This 1 Day Workshop explains how the Customer Expectations are transformed into Customer Satisfaction!

ØExamples & Case Studies: To enable beginners and learners to use the GEMBA FoCuS Methodology to improve their business operations, workplace improvements & business performance results.

ØTrainees get more hands on the group exercise, make presentations, clarify doubts, and proceed with presentation on the day closing.

For Whom:

Business Managers, Entrepreneurs, Operational heads Engineers, Executives, IT & Non I.T. Professionals, Supervisors, Early Career STREAM Graduates from all Functional areas – including Manufacturing & Service Areas.

Key Takeaways:

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:


Ø  To be aware of the Basic concept of GEMBA

Ø  Conduct a basic GEMBA FoCuS Implementation & Its Application – Improve Business Performance Goals!

Ø  GEMBA FoCuS: Approaches (includingGemba Walk, Standardization, Etc.)

Ø  GEMBA FoCuS: 3G GEMBA and 5G GEMBA Principles towards GOALs !

Ø  Applications – Business Process Improvement, Quality Improvement, Productivity Improvement, Cost Savings, Time Savings, Etc.

Ø  Various contexts of effective GEMBA FoCuS ( Techniques in Business, Professional, Services, Societal, Life, Technical as well as Non-Technical situations ) – Examples & Case Studies – Team Exercise

Ø  Prepare GEMBA FoCuS APPROACH - IDEAS SHEET & Present to Team Leaders / Management


Facilitator Profile:

Mr S Saravana Kumar holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Madurai Kamaraj University. Did his Part time PGDBA from LIBA, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai. He is a certified PMP, Project Management Professional from PMI, USA & Certified 6Sigma Green Belt from AU-TVS, Guindy, Chennai as well as a LEAN & WCM Practitioner.

He has more than 20 years experience, working with many organizations including RANE Engine Valves Ltd., TVS Brakes India Ltd., Arvin Exhaust India Ltd., MOTHERSON Group, ADECCO Netherlands and has done Consulting & Training as Corporate Trainer over the last 5 years for Small and Upcoming companies in South India.  Has Global Experience in Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Projects, etc. The trainer has hands on & advanced level experience in implementing Operational Excellence, New Product Introduction, Program & Project Management, Industrial IOT, Productivity Improvement Techniques for Manufacturing Companies, Automotive OEMs, Auto Components & Engineering Industry. 

As part of his professional life he has visited World renowned organizations like Nissan, Toyota, ArvinMeritor, BMW, etc. He has visited Japan and Germany 3 times each besides several other countries like UK, USA, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Taiwan, Netherlands, etc. on project related business trips.  

He has conducted several training programs during his tenure with different organizations on a variety of topics covering all levels of employees. The Business Excellence / Operational Excellence Consultant & Trainer has keen interest for imparting his knowledge to young engineers, managers, startups & entrepreneurs - as well as learn from them during his sharing experience !


Fee Details: 

Members of MMARs. 2,000/-inclusive of GST 18%

For Non-Members:  Rs. 2,950/- inclusive of GST 18%


The fee includes Workshop Kit, Lunch & 2 Time Refreshments.

The cheque/DD to be drawn in favour of "Madras Management Association” payable at Chennai and be sent to:

Madras Management Association MMA Management Center 
New No.240, Pathari Road (Off Anna Salai), Chennai 600 006 


Please Note:

It may be appreciated that a minimum number of 10 participants would be required for the programme to go through. Kindly bear with us until we receive the necessary nominations for confirmation of the programme.

Please do not use the default "reply” button to respond to this mail as this is an Automated Software; we request you to send your nomination at the earliest to this mail;


Phone: 044-2829 1133


For further details contact:

Gp Capt Dr R Venkataraman (Retd) Mobile 94447 00068

Sriram Saravanan: 9952019173

GST: 33AAATM5522B1Z7


Registration starts at 9.00 am and Workshop commences at 09.30 am. Prior registration is necessary. The fee once paid will not be refunded; change in nomination from same organization will be permitted.


We would be pleased to provide any other information required by you and look forward to receiving your nominations for the workshop.


Thanks & Regards 

Gp Capt R Vijayakumar (Retd), VSM  
Executive Director  
Madras Management Association  
MMA Management Center, New No 240  
Pathari Road (Off Anna Salai)  
Chennai – 600 006  
Tel: 044-28291133/48632711 


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Date : 27-02-2020
Time : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Contact Person : Sriram Saravanan

Contact No : 04448632711

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