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New Kaizen Forum discussion area added to REALKaizen!

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-2502045181835760"; google_ad_slot = "9176327078"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60;   Hello REALKaizen followers! It's been far too long since my last posting and I noticed some interesting things while I was away... primarily, how much interest there is in kaizen and continuous improvement! Even though I haven't been writing new blog posts, […] 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

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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