The Difference Between Kaizen and Kaikaku

The Difference Between Kaizen and Kaikaku

To obtain Lean within an organization, it is necessary to make use of different methodologies suited to your organization. These methodologies provide actionable steps to change the thinking and processes of your organization. Kaizen and Kaikaku are two of these...
Lean Management: Pull Movement

Lean Management: Pull Movement

Improvement plans are meant to help solve problems, and every company will have its share of problems. In workshops, not one person will put their hand up when asked ‘Who doesn’t have a problem?’. In fact, they will more than likely admit to having too many problems...
Lean Management: Push Movement

Lean Management: Push Movement

Lean management programs implemented in businesses such as Toyota Kata are beneficial on so many levels, however getting them implemented is where the hardest work is required. During workshops, many of the participants felt it was worthwhile learning the programs,...
How To Effectively Identify Waste Factors

How To Effectively Identify Waste Factors

Whether your company is already engaged in lean manufacturing or wanting to reduce the onset of waste in general, managers need to be able to clearly identify the different types of waste and how to handle them. Waste is a by-product of the manufacturing process, not...
TWI – Training Within Industry

TWI – Training Within Industry

When implementing new lean processes within a business it is essential that the supervisors understand those processes and how to implement them with as little disruption as possible. Supervisors include anyone with in a role that guides or supervisors not just those...