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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

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

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