Contents Defination History Cycle of Kaizen 10 ground rules of Kaizen Summary
Kai zen Good Change Kaizen refers to all activities that continiously improve all functions and eliminates wastes
History After World War II, some american experts were brought in to Japan to help restore Japan by rebuilding Japanese industry. These experts did a training film to introduce some new management techniques The film was titled "Improvement in 4 Steps" (Kaizen eno Yon Dankai). This is the original introduction of "Kaizen", to management.
cycle of kaizen Standardize operation Measure current opperation Compare measures with requirments Inovate to meet requirments Standardize new methods
Work smarter, not harder Use wisdom, not money Use data, not theories Bring in small changes Inovate to meet requirments Be positive, think what can be done Correct failures immdiately Lead by example Identify the root cause A team is better than 1 expert; involve workers 10 ground rules of kaizen
Summary Kaizen is : A management strategy, initiated in Japan, for bringing improvement by small changes. A cycle that goes on. Specifies rules to be used for bringing in good change.