Kaizen
KAIZEN- AN INTRODUCTION
• Masaaki Imai is known as the
developer of Kaizen.
• 改 ('kai') KAI means 'change' or 'the
action ...
3 main principals
• Consider the process and the results
• The need to look at the entire process of the job at hand and t...
Features of Kaizen
• Widely applicable
• Highly effective and result oriented.
• A learning experience.
• Team based and c...
Phases in Kaizen
A. Select an event.
B. Plan an event.
C. Implement an event.
D. Follow-up an event.
Benefits Of Kaizen
• Kaizen reduces waste - like inventory waste, time waste and workers
motion.
• Kaizen improves space u...
5 ‘S’ in KAIZEN
• 5 S is a method for organizing a workplace, especially a shared
workplace (like a shop floor or an offic...
Shorting keeping only essential items
Simplifying eliminates extra motion
Sweeping keep the workplace clean
Standardizing ...
PIT FALLS IN KAIZEN
• Resistance to change
• Lack of proper procedure to implement
• Too much suggestion may lead to confu...
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Kaizen

  1. 1. Kaizen
  2. 2. 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‘ • Kaizen is small incremental changes made for improving productivity and minimizing wastes
  3. 3. 3 main principals • 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.
  4. 4. Features of Kaizen • Widely applicable • Highly effective and result oriented. • A learning experience. • Team based and cross-functional
  5. 5. Phases in Kaizen A. Select an event. B. Plan an event. C. Implement an event. D. Follow-up an event.
  6. 6. Benefits Of Kaizen • Kaizen reduces waste - like inventory waste, time waste and workers motion. • Kaizen improves space utilization and product quality. • Results in higher employee moral and job satisfaction. • Teaches workers how to solve every day problems. 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.
  7. 7. 5 ‘S’ in KAIZEN • 5 S 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
  8. 8. Shorting keeping only essential items Simplifying eliminates extra motion Sweeping keep the workplace clean Standardizing standardized work practices Sustaining maintaining and reviewing standards
  9. 9. PIT FALLS IN KAIZEN • Resistance to change • Lack of proper procedure to implement • Too much suggestion may lead to confusion and time wastage
  10. 10. Thank you

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