Fascinated by the Japanese Management concepts, that helped them
in taking their own organisations from strength to strength in the
case of successful ones and lifting them from the doldrums in the
case of sick and unprofitable outfits, a team of management professionals
came out with the idea of propagating Japanese Management tools
and techniques in Indian organisations. Not that the Japanese management
techniques are unknown in India, but they remain at the intellectual
levels in the minds of a few managers, not extending to the entire
organisation. The need for making them part of the day to day working
of these companies was recognised. This idea triggered promoting
Shingo Institute of Japanese Management.
Shigeo Shingo, formerly of Toyota Motors was the author of many
powerful modern Management Techniques, developed and applied in
Toyota Motor Company. These include among others Zero Defects, Poka
- Yoke (Mistake-Proofing), Shift from acceptance or rejection of
components based on Statistical Quality Control to improving their
quality through Statistical Process Control, Single Minute Exchange
of Dies (SMED) etc. One of the important concepts developed by him
was the separation of the various activities in any organisation
in the two dimensions of Value Addition and Non-Value Addition.
It was decided to name the Institute after this eminent Management
expert, for which his family members' concurrence was obtained.
The Institute was jointly promoted by K S Madhavan & Associates,
a Management Consultancy firm and Asa Bhanu Japan Centre, a voluntary
organisation propagating Japanese Language, Arts and Culture in
The Institute established in the year 2001 has been mainly engaged
in conducting workshops and teaching holistic management to students.
It launched its first Post Graduate Diploma programme in Japanese
Management in January 2002. Both Certification Courses and PG Diploma Courses are now available as Distance Learning courses. It is open to Graduates in Arts, Science,
Commerce and Engineering. The first two batches of Students were mostly working Executives with some Students just graduated. Certification Course will be of THREE MONTHS EACH and PG Diploma course will be of TWO SEMESTERS, both with real time projects. Details are given elsewhere.
The Institute also publishes books and posters on Japanese Management concepts. Presently we have books on 5S and Key Result Areas, as well as on Business Ethics. Pocket books on 5S and posters are available in many Indian languages.