KAM CEO’s Brief | 23 June 2017

Local Companies Urged to Adopt Kaizen Practices to Increase Investor Attraction

Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with KAIZEN Institute hosted the 13th KAM- KAIZEN Event on 22 – 23 June 2017. The annual event seeks to equip businesses leaders with techniques to maintain sustainable continuous improvements in processes, systems and people for increased profits.

The Event themed Supply Chain Excellence for Business Excellence is a two day training that aims to promote transformation and operational excellence in business. KAIZEN institute has partnered with KAM for the past 12 years and was founded in 1985 to improve productivity and quality for companies.

Kaizen practises are strategies that ensure employees at all levels work together to achieve both individual and collective growth . Some of the strategies include removing waste like time wastage, standardization of work and developing a culture of continuous gradual improvement.

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For more information contact: Gloria.Ocholla@kam.co.ke

KAM Meets Thirdway Alliance Kenya Presidential Candidate

KAM met the Thirdway Alliance Kenya Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ekuru Aukot on 20th June 2017 as part of the engagements with political leaders during this pre-election period with the aim of sharpening the focus on the economic agenda of this country in their political party manifestos.

These engagements will be replicated across the country at both National and County levels culminating in the formal launch of the 10-point Manufacturing agenda later this month. The agenda highlights the need to double jobs, double exports, increase foreign exchange earnings and raise manufacturing share of GDP to 15 percent by 2020.

It focuses on sectoral priorities such as: creating a massive export push, raising productivity to world class standards, promoting and leveraging ‘Buy Kenya Build Kenya’, tackling uncustomed goods and counterfeits, and developing a stable policy environment. Additionally, it makes proposals on job creation through the revamping of TVET curriculum in the country and offering apprenticeship.

Similar meetings with other political parties fielding presidential candidates have been held with Jubilee Party Executive Director, Winnie Guchu and NASA Principals Hon. Raila Odinga and Hon. Musalia Mudavadi.

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