Why Continuous Improvement
This training course is focused on the application of continuous process improvement tools. A business cannot sustain its future in the market place without a clear understanding of the need to find new and improved methodologies to support it business goals.
What is the definition of Kaizen?
Kaizen is a Japanese term that consists of two parts “kai” and “zen”. The basic translation of the two parts of the term “kaizen” means “change for the good.” Therefore, any change must bring with it a good benefit or result. It is very important to understand that it does not mean change for the sake of change without any improvement. It is the focus on continuous process improvement (CPI).
What steps are involved in applying Kaizen?
There are four steps to implementing an effective continuous improvement process:
1. Empower your employees to generate and share their ideas for improvement.
2. Develop a system for identifying the best ideas.
3. Implement the best ideas as soon as possible to encourage employees to participate.
4. Develop a rewards and recognition system for the best ideas based results.
What does Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) achieve?
A business that is not improving their processes on a regular basis is stagnating. They are probably standing still or worse, going backwards, while their competitors are moving ahead of them. The best resource for any business to generate great ideas are their employees. They are the people that do the job everyday and given the right environment they enjoy participating in focused activities to improve their workplace. Every lean organization has enjoyed the bottom line improvements by tapping into the best source for process knowledge and ideas, their employees!
Continuous Improvement Video
In this short video, Chris Turner – Lean Mfg Coach will give a brief explanation about the need to introduce more advanced problem solving tools.
This training course will demonstrate the principles of Kaizen, and how it utilizes problem solving techniques to sustain continuous process improvement.