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  • 1. Gen-Opsis 11th March, 2014
  • 2. Round 1 – Infinite Bounce • Direct : +10/0 • Pounce : +10/-10 • 10 questions
  • 3. 1. Id the company • In 1969, Larry Hillbloom, Adrian Dalsey and Robert Lynn started a company which began by shipping papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu. With this concept, a new industry was born; the rapid delivery of documents and shipments by airplane. Name the company they started.
  • 4. DHL • First letters of the surname of the founders.
  • 5. 2. Identify • Identify the factory that was established more than 150 years back. Today the place lends its name to a famous brand.
  • 6. Cadbury Bournville
  • 7. 3. What are we talking about? • A ____ ____ is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a ____. The documented cases have substantially increased from the 1970s to current times. In 1991, two hoaxers claimed authorship of many ____ ____ throughout England. • Twenty-six countries reported approximately 10,000 ____ ____ in the last third of the 20th century; 90% of those were located in Southern England. ____ ____ in the United Kingdom are not spread randomly across the landscape, but they appear near roads, areas of medium to dense population, and cultural heritage monuments, such as Stonehenge or Avebury, and always in areas of easy access.Archeological remains can cause ____ ____ in the fields in the different shapes, but they do not appear overnight, and they are always in the same places every year. • It is said that it is almost humanly impossible to create ____ ____ as precise as they have been discovered, causing associations with extra-terrestrials activity.
  • 8. Crop Circles
  • 9. 4. Connect
  • 10. Exxon Mobil • Esso is the international trade name of Exxon Mobil. • Standard Oil New Jersey (Exxon) and Standard Oil New York (Mobil) merged in 1999 in a $81 billion dollar agreement to form Exxon Mobil.
  • 11. 5. Identify X and Y • News from 2012. • Y’s acquisition made X the world's No. 2 savoury snacks player, nearly tripling company's international snacks business • In Y, X has acquired a terrific business, with exceptional employees, world-class manufacturing facilities, iconic brand awareness, and a tremendous platform for growth," said John Bryant, X Company's president and chief executive officer. • At that time, Y was the world's second largest player in savory snacks, with $1.5 billion in sales across more than 140 countries. Easily identified by its unique saddle shape and distinct canister packaging, and with more than 80 flavors, snack lovers worldwide have made Y a snack aisle favorite for more than four decades.
  • 12. X – Kellog’s, Y- Pringles
  • 13. 6. Id the award • Named after a Japanese industrial engineer who was born in Saga City, Japan in 1909, this award is awarded annually by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, to companies around the globe that "achieve world-class operational excellence status.“ • It was established in 1988. • Dubbed the “Nobel Prize of Manufacturing” by Business Week.
  • 14. Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing
  • 15. 7. Identify the Company Hint : Ad agency Lintas
  • 16. Volvo
  • 17. 8. Identify X X is a proposed natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank and it is expected to be completed by 2017. The pipeline will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India.
  • 18. TAPI Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India
  • 19. 9. Identify • X, launched in 1957 as a copy of the Morris Oxford, became an icon of India's colonial past. • It was once the most popular car in India as it was perceived to be best suited to the harsh Indian terrain. It has survived into the 21st century because of sales to government officials and ministers. But following the Mumbai terror attack, these cars were replaced by Bulletproof SUVs. • Name X and the company
  • 20. Hindustan Ambassador by Hindustan Motors
  • 21. 10. Identify X • With the standard width of 1 7/8 inches, X was originally developed during World War II in 1942 as a water resistant for aluminum cases. • Later, NASA engineers and astronauts have used X in the course of their work, including in some emergency situations. X was also used to repair Apollo 13’s failed carbon dioxide filters and Apollo 17’s damaged fender on the lunar rover, on the moon.
  • 22. Duct Tape
  • 23. 11. Identify the Product • The word X is believed to come from German Wasser ( water ) + Greek έλαιον (oil) + scientific pronouncement. • The first known reference to the name X was by the inventor of petroleum jelly, Robert Chesebrough in his US patent for the process of making petroleum jelly ( US patent 127,568) in 1872. • “I, Robert Chesebrough, have invented a new and useful product from petroleum which I have named X...”
  • 24. Vaseline
  • 25. Identify an early version of a very common item which we have all used. 12.
  • 26. Pencil sharpener
  • 27. Round 2 – Infinite Bounce • Direct : +10/0 • Pounce : +10/-10 • 10 questions
  • 28. 13. Name the Company they founded • X was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi's brand Indian nationalism. His family raised money to send him to study chemistry in England, India's colonial master, in 1924. • Instead, he changed ships and went to Germany, then the world's leader in his subject. • On a Berlin lake, he met a Lithuanian Jewish socialist, whom he later married. They fled as Germany was shifting to Nazi hands and founded this company in 1935.
  • 29. Khwaja Abdul Hamied
  • 30. 14. What invention did this lead to? • The idea came to Swiss engineer, George de Mestral one day after returning from a hunting trip with his dog in the Alps. • He took a close look at the burrs (seeds) of burdock that kept sticking to his clothes and his dog's fur. • He examined them under a microscope, and noted their hundreds of "hooks" that caught on anything with a loop, such as clothing, animal fur, or hair.
  • 31. Velcro
  • 32. 15. Identify the tool • A visual control device in a production area, typically a lighted overhead display, giving the current status of the production system and alerting team members to emerging problems.
  • 33. Andon Board
  • 34. 16. Identify the delivery technique • In logistics, this is a round trip that facilitates both distribution and collection. • Goods are either collected from several suppliers and transported to one customer, or goods are collected from one supplier and transported to several customers. • The benefit is the higher utilization of trucks and the resulting reduction of transport costs by up to 30%.
  • 35. Milk Run
  • 36. 17. Id the List Position Country 1 United States 132 2 China 89 3 Japan 62 4 United Kingdom 37 5 France 31 6 Germany 29 7 Netherlands 22 8 Switzerland 14 8 South Korea 14 10 Canada 9 11 Australia 8 11 Italy 8 11 Brazil 8 11 Spain 8 11 India 8 16 Russia 7 17 Taiwan 6
  • 37. 2013 Forbes 500 companies country-wise breakdown
  • 38. 18. Who are we talking about? • X is the most prolific inventor in the world,and has been granted 4,629 US utility patents as of 25 June 2013. Internationally, he has 9,847 patents or patent applications registered at the international patent document database (INPADOC) • X has made numerous inventions in the fields of digital music synthesis, digital video, digital printing, internet commerce, liquid crystal displays, robotics, 3D printing, image processing, nanotechnology, polymers, etc. • X was Executive Director of Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) from its inception in 1990 until 1994.
  • 39. Kia Silverbrook • Born in1958 • He is an Australian scientist, inventor and serial entrepreneur.
  • 40. 19. Name the company • It first entered the commercial vehicle sector in 1954 after forming a joint venture with Daimler-Benz of Germany. • In India, it entered the passenger vehicle market in 1991. • In 2006, it acquired a 21% controlling stake in the Spanish bus and coach manufacturer Hispano Carrocera. It acquired full ownership in 2009. • In 2012, it announced that it would invest around 6 billion in the development of Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles.
  • 41. Tata Motors
  • 42. 20. Connect
  • 43. PDCA • Plan • Do • Check • Adjust
  • 44. 21. What are we talking about? • In 1896 Adamiecki invented a novel method to enhance the visibility of production schedules. In 1903 his theory caused a stir in Russian technical circles. In 1931 he published a more widely-known article describing his diagram, which he called the harmonogram or harmonnograf. Adamiecki had, however, published his work polish and Russian, languages little known in the English-speaking workd. By this time a smiliar method been popularized in the West n another name. In what name do we know this now.
  • 45. Gantt Chart
  • 46. 22. Identify X and Y • Due to wartime restrictions on shipping between Germany and US, the German bottling plant couldn’t get X syrup. The CEO of the plant needed a product to keep the plant in operation and devised a fruit flavored drink Y made from available ingredients.
  • 47. Coca Cola and Fanta
  • 48. 23. Identify X • This word X comes from a French word meaning “Carbide”. The word means to combine with carbon. In fuel chemistry, the term has the more specific meaning of increasing the carbon( and therefore energy) content of a fuel by mixing it with a volatile hydrocarbon.
  • 49. 24. Which company did he found? • In 1886 his family left Switzerland to live in Beaune, France. It was there as a young man, he developed his mechanical skills and interest in auto racing. He worked for the Roblin mechanics shop from 1895 to 1899, at which time he went to Paris, where he worked for a short time before emigrating to Montreal, Quebec in Canada in 1900 to work as a chauffeur/mechanic. In 1905, he was hired by FIAT as a racing car driver, and a year later became employed by a Philadelphia company developing a then-revolutionary front-wheel drive racing car.
  • 50. Chevrolet
  • 51. Round 3 – Long Connect • 4 questions • Marks for guessing the theme at that time is given in the slide
  • 52. 1. Identify the company +40/-20
  • 53. 2. Identify Y • The name of this company was changed from X to Y - one you will probably hear if you go on one of the plant tours, for several reasons. • One, the owner wanted to make a distinction between his family (private life) and his company (public life). • In Japan, people count the number of strokes it takes to write kanji, hiragana or katakana. In katakana, it takes 10 strokes to write Y and 8 strikes to write X. In Japanese, eight is a good number because the kanji used to write eight also has the meaning of ‘infinity’. • By using the name Y, he was expressing his hope for ‘unlimited’ possibilities for his new company.
  • 54. 3. Identify the company by the print ad
  • 55. 4. Identify X • X is the largest employer in the world, with the estimated number of employees being close to 2.1 million. • It first featured on the Fortune 500 list as America’s largest corporation in 2002 and continues to be featured on the first spot every year (except in 2006, when it was replaced by Exxon Mobil). • If X is treated as a separate nation, it would be the 23rd largest economy in the world with revenue of approx. $405 billion in 2010.
  • 56. State Grid Corporation of China
  • 57. Toyoda - Toyota
  • 58. Volkswagen
  • 59. WALMART
  • 60. Theme The only non-petroleum companies in the top 10 of the 2013 Fortune 500 list • WalMart – 2nd • State Grid Corporation of China – 7th • Toyota – 8th • Volkswagen – 9th