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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

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

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