Quick & Easy Kaizen Forms are an effective way to log all improvement ideas that have been identified or implemented as part of your Quick & Easy Kaizen program. This form has a user-friendly format for employees to document information ensuring that each improvement idea is tracked and a course of action is taken. Using this form provides a single point of control and reference for improvement ideas both during a workshop and during the day-to-day running of your Quick and Easy Kaizen program.
Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements
Author: Mark Graban
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Healthcare Kaizen focuses on the principles and methods of daily continuous improvement, or Kaizen, for healthcare professionals and organizations. Kaizen is a Japanese word that means "change for the better," as popularized by Masaaki Imai in his 1986 book Kaizen: The Key to Japan‘s Competitive Success and through the books of Norman Bodek, both o
Dr. Shingo explains the ethos of Toyota's production system, with examples of how other companies benefited and struggled with these principles. Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking is the genesis guide to the foundation of the Toyota Production System.
A Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System
Author: Pascal Dennis
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Following in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of Lean management. The author helps readers grasp the system as a
This book, the third in a series dedicated to Standardized Work, focuses on process improvement. Implementing Standardized Work: Process Improvement begins by explaining why standardization and process improvement are two sides of the same coin—both needing each other to achieve true sustainability. Describing how to use Standardized Work forms to identify easy opportunities for process improvement, the book includes simple tools and forms that readers can use to achieve quick improvements to boost morale and sustain motivation during the work ahead. Maintaining a focus on process improvement, it covers essential knowledge using a compelling story format. Following in the tradition of other books in The One-Day Expert series, this book tells the story of Thomas, a young, high-potential plant manager in an industrial group. In this installment, Thomas opens a new front line in his quest to turn around the plant's inefficiency. He tries a new type of relationship with the labor union based on mutual trust and constructive partnership, while negotiating a competitiveness plan. Readers will also see how he continues to push for the implementation of Standardized Work. Covering the essential methods and tools of process improvement in a manner that is easy to understand, this book can help you become familiar with the key concepts of Standardized Work and process improvement in just one day. That means you can read the book and immediately start implementing improvements that produce quick wins. The book’s clear examples and illustrations will guide you through proper application of the techniques discussed.
A company with effective cost reduction activities in place will be better positioned to adapt to shifting economic conditions. In fact, it can make the difference between organizations that thrive and those that simply survive during times of economic uncertainty. Reducing Process Costs with Lean, Six Sigma, and Value Engineering Techniques covers
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A groundbreaking and revolutionary book that will transform how lean is understood, practiced, and used within organizations A lean strategy is about gaining a competitive edge by offering better quality products at competitive prices and making a sustainable profit by eliminating waste through engaging employees in discovering deeper ways to think about their own jobs and smarter ways of working together. In its current form, lean has been radically effective, but its true powers have yet to be harnessed. Lean Strategy harnesses that power and delivers a new way of creating value from lean. Leading lean experts address popular misconceptions about the basics of lean/TPS, showing the true purpose of tools, methods, and attitudes that leverage the intelligence of every employee doing the work. You’ll learn how to think—and then act—differently, tapping the power of every person in your organization in a disciplined manner that generates unparalleled, sustainable success that is responsive to today’s most pressing challenges