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Definition and application of Kaizen strategy

It is a Japanese term meaning continuous improvement. The term consists of two parts - Kai, which means change, and Zen, which means for the better. Administrative, regardless of their job positions from senior management to the cleaning agent in the company through the introduction of small and continuous training improvements on products, services and processes, working to reduce costs, reduce waste and waste of resources, increase the rate of productivity and activate the optimal use of financial resources without the need to allocate New investments and resources, a methodology created by the Japanese miracle that can be used in resource-limited conditions

Concept appeared KAIZEN

Strategic application services Kaizen

principles Kaizen

  • Operations review

  • The constant need for change

  • Success comes from people

  • Client or customer first

  • There is always room for improvement
  • Team work in quality circles

  • A strong inner system for everyone to commit to improving

  • Each person's opinion has value taken into consideration

  • Staff are confident that their suggestions will be taken care of

Application results Kaizen

  • Reduced operating time

  • An increase in efficiency

  • Cost saving

  • Reducing errors

  • Reduction in used space
  • Significant improvement in employee content

  • Empowering human resources

  • Discover new capabilities and possibilities

  • It helps create an interactive leadership environment

The seven types of waste (moda)

  • Wasted running

  • Wasted waiting

  • Transport wasted

  • Wasted storage
  • Excess production waste

  • Traffic wasted

  • Waste repair (defective product)

A strategy for identifying the causes of the four problems

  • Known problems, solutions of which require additional expertise

  • Known problems that need innovative approaches to solve
  • Known problems whose solutions require action

  • Unknown issues need to be identified

Kaizen strategy in Japanese management

The work team shall determine the main causes of the concerned problem as well as the sub-causes, after which the quality team shall use the appropriate scientific methods and statistical means

  • Machinery and machinery

  • Materials

  • Roads

  • the system

The Five Questions (Why) strategy

This symbol indicates the Five Why Questions methodology method can help identify the root causes of a problem

  • Why weren't we able to prevent it?

  • Why did it happen now?

  • Why did it happen like this?
  • Why did the problem occur?

  • Why were the workers and employees not able to solve it and then escalate it to the higher authority to solve it?