The first recorded suggestion program was implemented
in 1770 by the British Navy. It was to give safe way
to express ideas of solders without fear of punishment.
The first physical box to collect ideas appeared at
William Denny & Brothers shipyard in Scotland in 1880.
In 1892, NCR became the first US company to implement
a company-wide suggestion program. The concept was the 'hundred-headed brain', developed by CEO John Patterson.
Suggestion boxes became popular in the manufacturing
sector in WW II and the post-war years. They became
part of the total quality movement and an integral part
of cost, safety and quality improvement initiatives.
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot International Labour Organisation promotes this mechanism under its Factory Improvement Program (FIP). Government of India, under its Ministry of Labour and Employment, through Director General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes( DGFASLI ), promotes this, and every year, declares 28 Vishwakarma Rashtriya Purashkars ( VRP ). Employees’ Suggestion Scheme
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot Famous implementing World Companies to name a few …
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot Famous implementing Indian Companies to name a few …
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot Helpful voluntary Indian Organisation
INSSAN is the professional support network dedicated to assisting
organisations to create, maintain and reinforce their
Employees Suggestion Scheme.
INSSAN is managed by a team of Suggestion Scheme Practitioners
with hands on experience and is the only Indian Professional Body in this field.
INSSAN works with organisations in all areas of Indian Industry
both in the private and public arena in manufacturing, financial and
services sector, and it maintains close links with sister associations overseas.
INSSAN operates a country wide consultancy services providing guidance
and advice relating to the implementation and development
of Employee Involvement Programmes.
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot Companies having Suggestion Schemes are office bearers and members, like Tata Power, M & M, Godfrey Phillips, BPCL, RCF, IPCA Lab., Siemens, Kansai Narolac, Escorts Tractors, Dalmia Cement, L & T, SAIL, BHEL, ITC, Munjal Shova, Caparo Engineering, Special Steels, Phillips India, Tata Steel, etc. Helpful voluntary Indian Organisation It has three operating Chapters at Delhi NCR, Tamilnadu and Jharkhand, and a fourth Chapter in Western Region has been recently inaugurated on 25 th July, 2010, covering Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh. It regularly publishes a Bi-monthly INSSAN Bulletin. For more information, visit www.inssanorg.com
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot ESS is Mutually Beneficial to Employer and Employees
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot How do we start a Suggestion Scheme In our organisation ?
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot “ Suggestion Scheme” is a very methodical tool Process Typically, the process involves workers writing their suggestions on a predefined format and placing it in a box that is easily accessible. A designated employee empties the box/es regularly, preferably once a week, and lists all suggestions. A committee then decides which suggestions to implement and acknowledges to Suggestor. Due recognition and rewards are given to suggestors.
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot For value added suggestions - Format
It should consists of 3 parts –
What is current method for existing
What is new improvement suggested,
What benefit will arise
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot ESS typical Block Diagram Receiving suggestions Listing Screening Non-useful Semi-useful Useful ROI & Action plan Implement & Reward Further evaluate
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot Typical ESS Process Flow Diagram
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot What is a Suggestion ? a) Increased Production, Higher Productivity or improvement in Products or their design; b) Improvement in methods, machinery, equipment or tools and layouts process and procedures; c) Reduction of Costs, wastes or spillage; d) Reduction in the frequency of idle time or repairs and maintenance of machinery, equipment or tools; e) Improvement in working environmental conditions including removal of hazards to health and possibilities of accidents; f) Increase in the utility, quality, yield or output of products; g) Conservation of materials, energy or time in processes or their utilization for better purpose; h) Import Substitution; i) Any suggestion, which is beneficial to the Company. Any idea / Suggestion related to -
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot What is a not Suggestion ? Any idea / Suggestion related to -
All problems of planning, capital intensive schemes
or works development and management in their sense;
b) Govt. policies and other activities beyond the control of the management;
c) Complaints and grievances, additional facilities / benefits/ amenities;
f) Suggestion simultaneously initiated by and in line with
the management thinking;
g) Common idea floating around;
h) Routine maintenance and normal services.
Excellence unLimited, Rajkot Measures “ If you want to manage, you have to control. If you want to control, you have to measure.” Measurements will show whether you are efficient and effective in Scheme implementation.