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The ASME Program

The ASME or the Anand SME Program is an extension of the VSME Program and was launched in February 2010. It also focuses on our internal production systems and works towards moving away from the traditional way of forcing the supplier to deliver on time, while making erratic demands on him. It emphasizes larger concepts which encompass developing a win-win relationship through collaboration between the customer (Tier 1) and the suppliers (Tier 2 and 3). This is being experimented through the CII VSME (Visionary Small & Medium) Programme in Pune and has yielded breakthrough results on the shopfloor and in the manufacturing practices. The biggest change it has brought about is in the mindsets of senior managers.

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The VSME Program

VSME of the Visionary SME program is being delivered under the mentorship of Prof Shoji Shiba and Mr. Furuhashi since December 2009. It focuses on our internal production systems. The VSME Program highlights the need to move away from the traditional way of forcing the supplier to deliver on time, while making erratic demands on him. It emphasizes larger concepts which encompass developing a win-win relationship through collaboration between the customer (Tier 1) and the suppliers (Tier 2 and 3). This is being experimented through the CII VSME (Visionary Small & Medium) Programme in Pune and has yielded breakthrough results on the shopfloor and in the manufacturing practices. The biggest change it has brought about is in the mindsets of senior managers. The participants of this one year program are those suppliers to Anand who have been identified as strategic.

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Lean Coach

Lean Coach is a newly launched program by Anand U. It is intended to enhance knowledge, implementation and coordination skills as an executor in implementing Anand Heijunka Production System (AHPS). The AHPS itself is based on the best practices from VSME and the Anand Production System. The focus is mainly on the execution and implementation of AHPS and for sustenance thereafter. The major components of AHPS such as map flow, deliver flow, machine availability and stabilize quality etc. are taught in detail along with its requirements. This program follows the same pattern as VSME – provide inputs (Training) - review assignments (incl. Hands on) - refresher.

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Supplier Development Engineer

Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) is a modified Lean Coach program targeted at SDEs working at the Plant level. It is also intended to enhance knowledge, implementation and coordination skills as an executor in implementing Supplier Development activities according to the Anand Heijunka Production System at supplier end. The major components of AHPS such as Supplier Development, Map Flow, Deliver Flow, Machine Availability and Stabilize Quality etc. are taught in detail along with its requirements. This program follows the same pattern as the VSME program - – provide inputs (Training) - review assignments (incl. Hands on) - refresher. This program is equivalent to the Black Belt Training program and is a certification course.

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