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System Kaizen

As you start to prepare for your Kaizen event, or if you’re thinking about developing a higher level Kaizen program, you should consider the differences between System Kaizen and Point Kaizen. In a recent meeting with my boss, we decided I needed to put together the 2012 Kaizen Rolling Schedule. An example of System Kaizen, […] Read More

Kaizen: More Good Updates to the Site Tonight

I ask that you please bear with me on some of this as I'm fairly new to Wordpress and my awesome new Thesis theme. I have to say, after playing around with about 30 different free themes built in to Wordpress, I found out about Thesis from a friend of mine, and as advertised, it […] Read More

The 4-Hour Kaizen?

Here is a great video showing the benefits of a small Kaizen event by FastCap. It proves that Kaizen events can take place over any time period needed. Just a little knowledge and a team approach to continuous improvement can result in savings in any application.   […] Read More

Continuous Flow

In my earlier post about Takt Time, I discussed the need to account for downtime on a production line. This downtime could be related to lunch, breaks, 5S cleaning, or any other reason an employee might not be at their workstation. In most U.S. manufacturing facilities, the typical amount of time allotted for this downtime […] Read More

What is Takt Time?

Takt Time is the rate at which production is required to meet customer demand. I have recently been assigned to a ten year old production line that is need of a major overhaul. Over this ten year period, the line has averaged one to two major process changes per year. I say ‘changes’ because even […] Read More

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