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New Kaizen and Continuous Improvement Site Updates!

This will be a short post to let you know I have made some fairly sizable updates to the site. I realize a site like this is never going to be "complete" as the nature of Kaizen and Continuous Improvement is just that - continuous. There will always be discussion, debate, and technology advancements that […] Read More

Happy New Year 2012!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a Happy New Year! I decided I'm going to listen to the comments from some of my friends about my approach to this new site and make it a little more personal. There are already quite a few Lean and Kaizen sites and blogs out there, […] 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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