Kaizen / Lean

kaizenKaizen is a powerful tool that uses small, incremental improvements over time to make large-scale changes in an organization.

Guiding principles for Kaizen include:

– good processes bring good results
– Gemba (go to where the process is being done)
– Manage by facts
– Use data extensively
– Take action to eliminate defects by determining root cause
– Work as a team
– Everyone can contribute

Benefits of Kaizen:

– less waste (muda)
– more satisfied employees
– improved team commitment
– improved competitiveness
– improved problem solving
– reduced defects