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Time and Motion Study – Robust Productivity Improvement Tool
“The unexamined life is not worth living” said the great Management thinker ‘SOCRATES’. As far as operations is concerned, time and motion study is one of the better ways of determining the capacity of the plant and also the particular time when the efficiency and productivity can be improved. This study is an appropriate solution to determine the ‘time’ taken to complete a certain task by a plant and machinery in a factory. Though basic in nature, Time and Motion...
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Cost Management via Inventory Management
Yet again, Faber Infinite in association with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) conducted a training workshop on “Material Handling and Inventory Management - Tools for Efficient Output & Cost Control” at Vadodara in July, 2015. The key purpose of the workshop was to learn effectively and efficiently the tools for cost management as well as Material handling and Inventory Management. Objectives of the Program: - Understanding the basic concepts of material handling and inventory management - To establish key aspects...
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Are We Too Busy to Improve?
In this competitive era of business and excellence, corporate world seems busy and everyone seems busier than ever before. Even with all the technology available to us, we just seem busier with more to do. The reason we are getting too busy is it takes so long to do things the current way (which is no longer current, it’s 20 years old+). But we don’t have time to learn new yet proven tools or concepts, to step back and think...
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Solution for Water Solution Provider!
Faber Infinite has been associated with engineering major, which specialises in high purity water treatment plants. Since inception of the journey, several actions have been taken to ramp up the operations significantly. The 30 year old company has now grown many folds through expansion of the product lines and entering in to new market segments for water treatment like power generation, oil & gas, automobiles, manufacturing process plants, sugar mills, captive power plants and many other such markets. Today, it...
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Accelerating ‘Make in India’
India, in the past in spite of having a nascent market, had favorable circumstances to establish itself as a global manufacturing centre for decades. Since then there have been a few spurs of actions such as the LPG movement in 1991 that made the Indian economy more resilient and robust. Moreover it is constituted by a diversified set of established industries across both manufacturing and service sectors. Yet again we find ourselves in a similar situation with the launch of...
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Ingredients for Change Management
According to Dr. Knoster, there are five elements required for effective change: vision, skills, incentives, resources and an action plan.  If any of these five things are missing, there is a corresponding ‘symptoms’. It may seem simple, but the model is powerful. For example, if a leader senses a high level of frustration from the followers regarding a change he/she wants to implement, this chart could help to realize that the followers may need more resources.  If the followers are...
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Business Adventures: Excerpts
As part of Fab Faber Series, we are glad to share few excerpts from another wonderful book, Business Adventures by John Brooks. Happy Reading! Business Adventures (by the late John Brooks, originally published in 1969) is Bill Gates’ favorite all-time business book and even better, it came recommended to him from none other than Warren Buffett! What hooked me was considering when Bill Gates received the book from Warren Buffett with his imprimatur, in 1991, and that nearly 25 years later...
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Nasik bonds with Faber Infinite again!
Further to success and overwhelming response of the past programs in Nasik, a training program on Value Stream Mapping is organized by Faber Infinite and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) Western region. This training is open to all the members as well as non-members in the western region. It is one of its kind training on Value Stream Mapping (VSM) at Nasik, India on February 24th, 2015. Value stream mapping is a Lean process-mapping method for understanding the sequence...
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Partners in Building Competitive India
Faber Infinite is a proud partner of the Government of India for implementing Lean Management practices across 500 manufacturing clusters in India. Faber Infinite team is empanelled consultant by National Productivity Council (NPC) (www.npcindia.gov.in), India for implementation of Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme. We are glad to join hands with government to enhance Manufacturing Competitiveness and foster Operational Excellence across India. National Productivity Council has been appointed by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India for implementation of...
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