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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

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 and the Ten Year Culture Change

Have you given much thought to what Kaizen could do for your organization beyond a few events? If you’re in tune with Kaizen and preparing your next event, you’re probably wrapped up in defining the problem, building your team, and setting your schedule, I’m sure. But what do you expect your next 3, 6, or […] 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

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