What Should Be Used – Lean, Kaizen Or Another Tool?

What Should Be Used – Lean, Kaizen Or Another Tool?

The Key Differences Between Kaizen and Lean Thinking Kaizen is a Japanese word for continuous improvement. It is a culture where every individual strives to improve their work and the work of others. Kaizen is the process of making small, incremental changes to...
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...
Use Lean 5S to improve your workplace

Use Lean 5S to improve your workplace

In order to implement Kaizen in the workplace, many organizations start with the Lean 5S methodology (some have expanded it to 6S, which we’ll also talk about in this post briefly).  Kaizen is part of Lean Enterprise, and can easily be applied to the Lean...
What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen? Kaizen is making small incremental improvements over time in order to affect positive change in an organization. Kaizen is a Japanese term, made up of two characters – Kai (change 改) and Zen (good 善),  so Kaizen (or Kaizan, as it is sometimes...

7 wastes (or 8 wastes) in Lean

What are the 7 wastes in Lean? Lean implementation focuses on eliminating the 7 wastes (now expanded to 8 wastes) as identified in any process.  These are  the wastes of: over-production, waiting, transportation, processing itself, stocks [inventories], motion, and...