PREPARATIONS are underway for the 2021 National KAIZEN Conference scheduled for Thursday March 18, 2021, at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka under the theme “Weathering Zambia’s Economic Downturn Through Enhanced Low Cost Interventions”. Eight (8) KAIZEN-practicing Teams are expected to present their project reports to this Conference whose physical attendance will be restricted due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.

The good part however, is that arrangements have been made to have the Conference streamed live on the KAIZEN Institute of Zambia Limited (KiZ) Website and Facebook page in order to enable organisations and you, interested members of the public, to follow to also follow the proceedings, on: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTe3JfcA9nexF2YfGxL14g Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaizenzambia Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) Minister, Mr. Christopher Yaluma, will officially open the Conference. For more details, kindly check the attached programme.

             

                                                                                         NATIONAL KAIZEN CONFERENCE  PROGRAMME 18th March 2021

                         THEME: Weathering Zambia’s Economic Downturn Through Enhanced Low Cost     Interventions

 

                          VENUE: Mulungushi International Conference Centre Lusaka, Zambia

 

Time

Activity

Speaker

08:00-08:30

Registration of participants

KiZ  Secretariat

08:30-08:35

National Atherm & Opening Prayer

Programme Director

08:35-08:40

Welcoming remarks and overview of conference objectives

Mr. Chola Mwitwa,

KiZ Chief Executive Officer

08:40-08:50

Highlights of  KiZ Activities in Zambia-2020   

Mr. Chola Mwitwa,

KiZ Chief Executive Officer

08:50-09:05

Virtual Statement from NEPAD- Africa KAIZEN Initiative and Africa KAIZEN Annual Conference

Mr Inui Eiji

NEPAD Representative

09:05-09:30

Statement from the Ambassador of Japan to Zambia

(Virtual Address)

H.E Ambassador of Japan to Zambia,  Ryuta Mizuuchi

09:30-09:40

Official opening by Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI)

Honourable  Minister Christopher Yaluma, MP.

09:40-10:00

Group Photo Session

Programme Director

10:00 - 10:30 TEA BREAK

 

PRESENTATIONS BY TEAMS

(Physically and Virtually)

Time

Venue

Team Name

Company/Organization

Project Title

10:30-10:50

Mosi-oa-tunya Hall

BUYANTANSHI

 

 StrongPak (Z) Limited

Reducing Occurrence of Accidents from 35% to 0%.

10:50-11:10

CHANGE

 

StrongPak (Z) Limited

Reduction of Waste at Tape Plant.

11:10-11:30

RDA KAIZEN SECRETARIAT

Road Development Agency

Improving Operation Efficiency in Business Processes Through 5S.

11:30-11:50

SHUKO

 

Zambia Revenue Authority

Increasing Processing Efficiency of Penalty Waiver Applications from 66% to 95% by December 2019.

11:50-12:10

VIVID

 

Kanyama Level One Hospital

Standardization of Turn Around Time in Out-Patient Department at Kanyama Level One Hospital by December 2020.

12:10-12:30

Mosi-oa-tunya Hall

ROCK BREAKERS

 

StrongPak Zambia

Reducing Production Waste from 7.8% to 5% by December 2020

12:30-12:50

MECHANICS

Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company

 

Improving Safety at Iolanda Mechanical Workshop Through 5S.

12:10-12:30

WASTE UTILISERS

UNCIL Kafue Steel

Reducing the Production Cost of Steel through the Reuse of Broken Silicon Carbide Crucibles at Steel Melt Shop.

12:30-

12:40

 

Compilation and Reconsiliation of Results by Judges

 

12:40-12:55

 

Overall Comments from Judges

Judges

12:55-

13:15

 

Group Pictures Session

 

13:15-14:15 LUNCH

 

Venue

Activity

Speaker

14:15-14:30

 

Overall Remarks on the 2021 Project Presentations from JICA Expert

(Virtual Address)

Mr. Kiyoshi ADACHI, Chief Advisor JICA Project Phase II

14:30-14:50

Presentation of Awards

MCTI Permanent Secretary Mushuma Mulenga

14:50-15:00

·         Hand over of roving Trophy by 2020 Grand Champions, Zesco.

·         Presentation of Award to 2021 Grand Champion Winner

Announcement of 2021 Grand Champions by JICA Chief Resident Representative, Mr.  Kazuhiko TOKUHASHI.

Hand over Award by MCTI Permanent Secretary Mushuma Mulenga

15:00-15:20

Presentation of Certificates and Tropies to participants in the 2020 International Conference on the Convention on Quality Control Circles – Dakar, Bangladesh.

MCTI Permanent Secretary Mushuma Mulenga

15:20

15:30

Closing remarks

JICA Country Office

15:30-

Depature

Programme Director

END OF CONFERENCE