D. K. Somaiya

Dilip founded D K Somaiya & Associates ( DKSA ) with a Mission to assist Indian industries to become World Class Organizations to bring pride to India and enhance happiness and prosperity of all stake holders engaged in business and industries. He is Mentor of DKSA with over 50 years of successful career in Consulting, Manufacturing, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Dilip has an unconventional way of partnering with companies for Lean Kaizen implementation. His working philosophy is , " HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT ADVISE ". He practices this philosophy by a bottom up approach heading straight to the shop-floor and lead by example. He spends 90% of his time on the shop-floor assisting frontline employees to bring out creativity and high degree of Total Involvement to enhance their abilities to contribute in the development of the company and the country.

He has evolved a set of distinctive principles and practices for business / industries based on Gandhiji's life who was the " man of the last century " and the most influential leader in the world. Gandhiji's principles and practices for business and industries are called by Dilip as Gandhian Servant Leadership ( GSL ). He is now passionately working on a case study based video learning project with the participation of senior leaders of 7 companies.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master's in Industrial Engineering and MBA from University of Houston, USA. He was employed by TRW Inc., FMC Corp. and Firestone, Fortune 500 multi-nationals in USA. He has gained considerable "hands-on" experience in implementation of World Class Manufacturing techniques with specialization in - 5 'S' ,Total Employee Involvement, Supply Chain Management, Cellular Production, SMED, KANBAN, Visual Factory, Leveled Production etc.,

Dilip came back from US with a mission to assist Indian industries to be highly competitive and has assisted a wide variety of manufacturing companies in India, America and Malaysia in their drive for world class excellence.

He has created the first of its kind in the world, highly practical, fun-filled, "WCM / LEAN-GAME" He is frequently invited by professional societies to conduct Seminars / Workshops and has contributed articles for publication in International professional journals.