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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

What Is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen? The word Kaizen is an American term derived from the meaning of two Japanese words; Kai, meaning “change”, and Zen, meaning “Good”. Combined, the word Kaizen generally means “Change for the better”. Kaizen is used most often to describe a process of quick change or improvement in an organization through utilization of […] Read More

About 5S

Here are some recent pictures of examples of a 5S Program […] Read More

The REAL Method of Kaizen

The REAL method of Kaizen consists of: Research, Engage, Act, Learn. Let me break this down so you can see what this means. Research Nothing happens without research. Early in my career, I read every Lean book, pamphlet, and guide I could get my hands on. This was critical to understanding what Lean was all […] Read More