21 09, 2013

Selecting right team for Kaizen projects

By |2017-01-04T10:03:33+00:00September 21st, 2013|Lean Kaizen|0 Comments

Forming a high-performing Kaizen Team is a strategic activity, which requires a fair amount of forethought and planning. Ultimately, the team must meet seemingly conflicting quality and quantity criteria. Without all the necessary expertise, the team will be handicapped [...]

15 09, 2013

Kaizen Implementation through Kaizen Workshops

By |2017-01-04T10:23:17+00:00September 15th, 2013|Lean Kaizen|0 Comments

In the world of continuous improvement (CI), Kaizen may perhaps be the most misunderstood concept. We’ve heard executives refer to their organizations as “Kaizen Organization” when there is little evidence of ongoing improvement being designed and implemented by the [...]

7 08, 2013

5S /5K implementation in Kaizen

By |2017-03-05T11:52:23+00:00August 7th, 2013|Lean Kaizen|0 Comments

Many companies begin their lean improvement journey by first implementing 5S, the Japanese methodology minimizing errors and mistake proofing: seiri (sort), seiton (set in order), seiso (shine), seiketsu (standardization), and shitsuke (sustain). 5S has been translated in local languages [...]

7 08, 2013

Benefits of Kaizen / Lean Manufacturing

By |2017-01-04T10:28:38+00:00August 7th, 2013|Lean Kaizen|0 Comments

What is the benefits of implementing Kaizen and economic rationale for pursuing lean manufacturing. Much of the Kaizen Lean literature is concerned with the nuts and bolts of lean, and the economics of lean are somewhat less publicized. Firms [...]

2 08, 2013

Root Cause Analysis in Kaizen Lean

By |2017-01-04T10:35:54+00:00August 2nd, 2013|Lean Kaizen|0 Comments

Why Why Analysis or 5 Whys is a well-known root cause analysis technique that originated at Toyota and has been adopted by many other organizations that have implemented lean manufacturing principles.By repeatedly asking the question “Why?” at least five [...]

21 07, 2013

History of Kaizen / Lean thinking

By |2017-01-04T10:37:50+00:00July 21st, 2013|Lean Kaizen|0 Comments

The story of Kaizen and Lean thinking began in the early 1900s in Japan with the Toyoda family business, the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, which developed a key business principle known as jidoka. Jidoka loosely translates as automation with [...]

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