Companies of all sizes in Saudi Arabia have been challenged to embrace a culture of continuous improvement after Four Principles, Abdul Latif Jameel’s new ‘Lean Management’ company, launched the Four Principles Kaizen Awards.
|Senior figures from Four Principles introduced the awards, which will recognize organizations for ‘innovative and effective implementation’ of Lean principles, during a series of education workshops held across the country in partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (Monsha’at).
Seif Shieshakly, Founder and Managing Partner at Four Principles, said: “A lean business model is the embodiment of our philosophy: ‘Kaizen. Zero waste implemented.’ It puts into practice long-term, sustainable efficiencies that increase profitability at the same time as improving value for customers.”
Lean Management involves a profound change in corporate culture, led by a belief and investment from a company’s top-tier management.
Both public and private sector organizations can enter the awards by submitting case studies into one of two categories: ‘Continuous Improvement Process’ or ‘Lean Transformation’. Award submissions can be submitted online until May 1, 2018.