Subikash Roy

Subikash Roy is the Principal Founder of Kshitij Technologies. He is based in Gurgaon, India. His Vision is to educate people to build great workplaces and organizations. He is convinced that sustained improvements can only come through educating people to think systemically and become powerful problem solvers. This would enable to synchronize business growth with human skills, knowledge and behaviour.

Throughout his career, he has been involved in coaching and mentoring people who have built excellent sustaining organizations. He has designed and implemented Lean Production Systems and has been involved in achieving Enterprise Excellence certifications for companies.

He is a regular columnist for LSSI China. He has been involved with CLGO-MIT initiative and has been a guest faculty at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Lean Leadership and Breakthrough Management. He has developed Leadership Development Programs for creating environments of learning and continuous improvement.

In his previous assignment he was Director – Operations and Operational Excellence Asia Pacific with Schaeffler Group and was based at their Regional Headquarters in Shanghai. In addition to handling operations, he was responsible for development of operational leaders across 5 countries of Asia Pacific.

He worked extensively in Germany, Japan, Korea and China to learn and implement Lean Thinking and Systems. He has held various positions as Business and Operations Head in Indian and Multinational companies.

We all agree that it is important for businesses to improve and continuously evolve – whether you call this Kaizen, Lean, TQM, TPM or any of the other plethora of methodologies. But for decades we have been trying to implement them and often encountered resistance and even outright rejection. When this happens we blame either the tools or the...Full Article »
When we think about leaders or leadership the attributes that come to our mind are probably proactivity, fearlessness, strategic, energetic, charismatic, knowledgeable and inspirational etc. Most of us surprisingly don’t associate humility with leadership qualities. Many leaders when asked what they thought about humility as a...Full Article »
The Difference between "4M" Thinking and "MAN + 3M" Thinking Today’s businesses have become extremely complex. Frequently changing technologies, reduced product life cycles and fierce market competition has put many businesses under tremendous pressure to survive. Even businesses which have been established over decades are...Full Article »
What is Standard Work? Why do we need standard work in our daily business of manufacturing? While this may seem to be a very simple question, it is actually quite difficult to answer. In this context, let us assume that we have asked a manufacturer to manufacture some products for us. This person would probably ask us some...Full Article »
Frequent and sudden recessive business cycles are posing major challenges to business leaders today. With the world going towards high levels of digitized technology, we are slowly losing our thinking capabilities and becoming slaves of this new digital fantasy. Therefore, in the real world, this is constantly creating an exponentially...Full Article »
Many companies have used Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)mainly because it is required by their customers or a certification auditor. However, once the initial analysis has been completed the resulting document is often put on a shelf and seldom referred to. Contributor Subikash Roy asks if there a way to use FMEA more intelligently....Full Article »
When some companies embark on process improvement they launch a process improvement tool like Kaizen, Six Sigma, or Lean. More often than not, these methodologies are introduced with as much fanfare as a political campaign: new departments are created, specialists are hired, and a communications campaign undertaken. But these approaches can crash...Full Article »
The story of the tortoise and the hare has some important lessons for continuous improvement, argues contributor Subikash Roy. Are you working in a sustainable way to support your company's strategy or sprinting from point to point - easily losing focus on the big picture?...Full Article »
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Do you run Kaizen events to address workplace problems? If you’re only focussing on what you can see, you might not be getting at the real root causes. Contributor Subikash Roy, looks at the importance of tuning into small, subtle and sometimes almost imperceptible signs to understand and address what is really going wrong with our...Full Article »
Simply implementing the Lean principles of 5S is like running a race, says contributor Subikash Roy. After the race, you win a medal and celebrate, and then, everything is forgotten. So how do you sustain the results after initial implementation? One of the first places to start is by applying 5S to yourself, argues Roy....Full Article »