Planning a Kaizen Event

8 min read Kaizen is a business philosophy that focuses on making constant improvements to whatever it is that you are working on. It is most commonly used in manufacturing facilities to help to reduce waste, improve efficiency, and improve the overall quality of a product that is being made. Kaizen strategies can also be used for personal efficiency. Understanding what kaizen is and how to implement it into any situation in your life, whether personally or for …

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Leveraging 5S + Kaizen

3 min read Kaizen and 5S are two different concepts that have a lot in common. Understanding what each of them are will help you to determine which one should be used in which situations. Many people make the mistake of thinking that a facility should use either Kaizen or 5S. The reality is, however, that in many situations it is actually best to use both of them Implementing Kaizen plus 5S in one facility will help you …

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An Introduction to Kaizen

2 min read If you are looking to improve your workplace or implement Lean manufacturing, it’s critical to understand the philosophy of Kaizen. Adopting the Kaizen mindset can have a major influence on productivity, quality, and processes and when practiced correctly, you will likely find great success. So, what is Kaizen? Kaizen is a Japanese word that means improvement or change for the better. It is a culture of continuous improvement and promotes the concept that small changes …

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