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    Kaizen Kaizen Presentation Transcript

    • KAIZEN- AN INTRODUCTION
      • Masaaki Imai is known as the developer of Kaizen.
      • 改 ('kai') KAI means 'change' or 'the action to correct'.
      • 善 ('zen') ZEN means 'good'
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      • So basically kaizen is small incremental changes made for improving productivity and minimizing waste.
      • Kaizen has three main principles:
      • • Consider the process and the results! • The need to look at the entire process of the job at hand and to evaluate the job as to the best way to get the job done . • Kaizen must be approached in such a way that no one is blamed and that the best process is put into place.
    • FEATURES OF KAIZEN
      • Widely applicable – Can be used in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments
      • Highly effective & results oriented . Kaizen events will generate
      • quick results, Measurable results, Establish the baseline, and measure the change!!!
      • A Learning Experience – Every member of a Kaizen Team will walk away from the event learning something new! !
      • Team based & cross functional – Team members can be from various functions of the business. Top management participation is encouraged.
    • THE STEPS OF KAIZEN ARE : A.) Select an Event B.) Plan an Event C.) Implement an Event D.) Follow-up to an Event
    • BENEFITS OF KAIZAN
      • Kaizen Reduces Waste- like inventory waste, time waste, workers motion
      • Kaizen Improves space utilization, product quality
      • Results in higher employee moral and job satisfaction, and lower turn-over.
      • Toyota is well-known as one of the leaders in using Kaizen. In 1999 at one U.S. plant, 7,000 Toyota employees submitted over 75,000 suggestions, of which 99% were implemented.
    • Varieties of Kaizen Methods
      • Individual Versus Teamed
      • Day-to-Day Versus Special Event
      • Process Level Versus Sub process Level
    • 5 ‘S’ in KAIZEN
      • 5S is a method for organizing a workplace, especially a shared workplace (like a shop floor or an office space), and keeping it organized.
      • To take the concept of Kaizen performance to its ultimate level of simplicity, it offered the following "5S" steps
      • Sorting keeping only essential items
      • Simplifying eliminates extra motion .
      • Sweeping keep the workplace clean
      • Standardizing standardized work practices
      • Sustaining maintaining and reviewing standards
    • PIT FALLS IN KAIZEN
      • Resistance to change
      • Lack of proper procedure to implement
      • Too much suggestion may lead to confusion and time wastage
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