Gemba Kaizen

Background:

The word Kaizen means “continuous improvement”. It comes from the Japanese words (“kai”) which means “change” or “to correct” and (“zen”) which means “good”. Kaizen is a system of continuous improvement in quality, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership. It is a system that involves every employee – from upper management to the cleaning crew. Everyone is encouraged to come up with small improvement suggestions on a regular basis. This is not a once a month or once a year activity. It is continuous.

Kaizen involves setting standards and then continually improving those standards. To support the higher standards Kaizen also involves providing the training, materials and supervision that is needed for employees to achieve the higher standards and maintain their ability to meet those standards on an on-going basis.

Duration

1 Days

Content

  •   Understanding the Concept of Kaizen
  •   Evolution of Kaizen
  •   Gemba Kaizen
  •   Philosophy & Misconceptions of Kaizen
  •   Understanding Mura (Waste), Mura (Irregularity) & Muri (Strenuous work)
  •   Steps in implementing Kaizen
  •   Benefits
  •   Key Kaizen Practices

Benefits

  •   Reduces waste
  •   Improves product quality
  •   Improves production capacity and use of capital
  •   Enhances communications and employee retention.
  •   Improve space utilization
  •   Improve profitability
  •   Improved efficiency
  •   Better service
  •   More safety

Who should attend?

  •   Quality personnel
  •   Production Supervisors
  •   Operators