The Akshaya Patra Foundation awards’ list has been made even more perceptible by Indizen 2014 – 5th National Convention on Operational Excellence by Kaizen Institute of India (KII) as the organisation was awarded in the category of 'Continued Commitment to Operational Excellence'. Not among the Indian NGO awards, this recognition was in the light of pursuing operational techniques like LEAN, Kaizen, TPM and other approaches, that leads to improved performance. This recognition was added to awards of Akshaya Patra through a case study contest.
Apart from the children charity awards, Akshaya Patra has been receiving many accolades. The organisation is usually awarded for its transparency, social responsibility and operational excellence. For this particular Akshaya Patra Foundation awards, the organization had submitted its six sigma project – ‘Optimization of Cooking Gas Cost’ conducted in its Surat kitchen. The goal of the project was “to reduce cooking gas cost by 10%”. This addition to awards of Akshaya Patra is justified by the whooping 63% cost saving achieved by the project.
The award is not placed in the category of Indian NGO awards, as the project completely focused on operations. The consumption of gas against the production of rotis was captured throughout the project. The reduction in the levels of gas consumption lead to success of this Six Sigma project. Akshaya Patra has been receiving many children charity awards and Indian NGO awards. Addition of Indizen 2014, has highlighted the organisation’s ability achieve new feats.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation awards list is augmented by this project. As the project yielded tangible and important benefits. Apart from saving gas, it also lead to reduced wastage and optimum utilisation of resources such as man power and time. It was duly recognised for the efforts. And we thank Indizen for this addition to awards of Akshaya Patra.
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