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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

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 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

Why REAL Kaizen?

After years of performing Kaizen events based on someone else's theories about how an event should be performed, I decided to start my own site to show you how to lead a Kaizen event the REAL way. One of the things that always surprised me was that management often wanted to bring in consultants to […] Read More