Lean Office - Kaizen Superfactory Excellence Program™ www.superfactory.com © 2004 Superfactory™.  All Rights Reserved.
Outline <ul><li>What is Kaizen? </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>How to Kaizen </li></ul><ul><li>The Kaizen Bli...
What is Kaizen? <ul><li>Kaizen (Ky’zen) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kai” means “change” </li></ul><ul><li>“ zen” means “good (for ...
Identify VA, NVA-R, and NVA © 2004 Superfactory™.  All Rights Reserved.
Tools © 2004 Superfactory™.  All Rights Reserved. <ul><li>Flow Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and Effect Diagrams </li></u...
Kaizen Blitz <ul><li>Total focus on a defined process to create radical improvement in a short period of time </li></ul><u...
Roadblocks <ul><li>Too busy to study it </li></ul><ul><li>A good idea but the timing is premature </li></ul><ul><li>Not in...
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  1. 1. Lean Office - Kaizen Superfactory Excellence Program™ www.superfactory.com © 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is Kaizen? </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>How to Kaizen </li></ul><ul><li>The Kaizen Blitz </li></ul><ul><li>Roadblocks </li></ul>© 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. What is Kaizen? <ul><li>Kaizen (Ky’zen) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kai” means “change” </li></ul><ul><li>“ zen” means “good (for the better)” </li></ul><ul><li>Gradual, orderly, and continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing improvement involving everyone </li></ul>© 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Identify VA, NVA-R, and NVA © 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Tools © 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved. <ul><li>Flow Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and Effect Diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Check Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Histograms </li></ul><ul><li>Pareto Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Scatter Diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Control Charts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kaizen Blitz <ul><li>Total focus on a defined process to create radical improvement in a short period of time </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic improvements in productivity, quality, delivery, lead-time, set-up time, space utilization, work in process, workplace organization </li></ul><ul><li>Typically five days (one week) long </li></ul>© 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Roadblocks <ul><li>Too busy to study it </li></ul><ul><li>A good idea but the timing is premature </li></ul><ul><li>Not in the budget </li></ul><ul><li>Theory is different from practice </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t there something else for you to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t match corporate policy </li></ul><ul><li>Not our business – let someone else analyze it </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not improvement – it’s common sense </li></ul><ul><li>I know the result even if we don’t do it </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t there an even better way? </li></ul>© 2004 Superfactory™. All Rights Reserved.
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