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Kaizen Seminar Presentation

A small presentation of the Japanese Philosophy KAIZEN.

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Kaizen Seminar Presentation

  1. 1. Introduction• Masaaki Imai is known as the developer ofKAIZEN.• ‘KAI’ means ‘Change or the action to correct’.• ‘ZEN’ means ‘Good’.• Kaizen is small incremental changes made forimproving productivity and minimizing wastes.2
  2. 2. 3 Main Principles of KAIZEN1. Consider the process and the results.2. The need to look at the entire process ofthe job at hand and to evaluate the job asto the best way to get the job done.3. Kaizen must be approached in such a waythat no one is blamed and that bestprocess is put into place.3
  3. 3. Features Of Kaizen• Widely applicable.• Highly effective and result oriented.• A learning experience.• Team based and cross-functional.4
  4. 4. Phases in KaizenA. Select an event.B. Plan an event.C. Implement an event.D. Follow-up an event.5
  5. 5. Kaizen Elements6
  6. 6. 5’S’ in KAIZEN• Sorting.• Simplifying.• Sweeping.• Standardizing• Sustaining.7
  7. 7. Benefits Of Kaizen• Kaizen reduces waste - like inventory waste, timewaste and workers motion.• Kaizen improves space utilization and productquality.• Results in higher employee moral and jobsatisfaction.• Teaches workers how to solve everydayproblems.8
  8. 8. An ExampleToyota production system is know forkaizen, where all line personnel areexpected to stop their moving productionline in case 0f any abnormality and, alongwith their supervisor, suggest animprovement to resolve the abnormalitywhich may initiate a kaizen.9
  9. 9. Pit Falls in Kaizen• Resistance to change.• Lack of proper procedure to implement.• Too much suggestion may lead to confusionand time wastage.• Difficult to implement in large scale process,where analyzing requires a lot of time.10