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Continuous Improvement: 10 Ways to Keep the Kaizen Drive Alive in the New Year!

So you just closed out last year. As the Kaizen Leader in your facility, I’m sure you’ve already taken some time to reflect on the accomplishments your team had over the past 12 months, right? At some point in the coming weeks, you’re likely to have to present your results of last year to upper […] Read More

How to Deal With “That Guy” in Your Kaizen Event

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The books all refer to him as the 'concrete head', and I've heard him referred to as the 'block head', the 'knuckle head', or the guy no one wants to listen to. I say him because in all the kaizen events I have facilitated, this person was always a male; […] Read More

Kaizen Without Lean?

  Is it possible to have kaizen without lean? Can you run a campaign of continuous improvement without the direction and structure of an official lean program? Of course you can! And I'll explain why...  If you are a lean-minded, process-oriented, and attention to detail person who exhibits (dare I say it) 'out-of-the-box' thinking, you […] Read More

Kai zen, Kaisen, Kaizan, Kai-what?

Hello again Kaizen masters! Sorry for the delay in posting but I’ve been extremely busy with new projects, health issues (threw out my back), travel, and family matters. About 3 weeks ago, I had to move our dog kennel with our two little Dachshunds inside after they had an unfortunate accident. I lifted the kennel […] Read More

Kaizen Event and Kaizen Blitz

Ever been a part of a Kaizen event, or what is commonly referred to as the Kaizen Blitz? No? Well then you’re missing out on one of the most effective, engaging, and self-fulfilling continuous improvement events you’ll ever attend. The Kaizen event brings together a group of people from different departments and rapidly improves how […] Read More

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