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Kaizen strategy is the single most important concept in Japanese management - the key to successful Japanese companies such as Toyota. Kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the foundation for all Lean improvements. Kaizen involves everyone--top management, managers, supervisors and frontline employees. The Kaizen philosophy assumes that our way of life--be it our working life, our social life, or our home life--deserves to be constantly improved.
The essence of most "uniquely Japanese" management practices--be they productivity improvement, TQC (Total Quality Control), QC (Quality Control) circles, or labor relations--can be reduced to one word: Kaizen.
Kaizen is the overriding concept behind good management. It is the unifying thread running through the philosophy, the systems, and the problem-solving tools developed in Japan over the last 60 years. The message of Kaizen is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being done somewhere in the organization.
Since Kaizen starts with the recognition that any organization has problems, Kaizen solves problems by establishing a corporate culture in which everyone can freely admit these problems. Problems can be both functional and cross-functional. For instance, developing a new product is a typical cross-functional situation in that it involves collaboration and joint efforts of people from marketing, engineering and production.
Underlying the Kaizen strategy is the recognition that management must seek to satisfy the customer and serve customer needs if it is to stay in business and make a profit. Improvements in such areas as quality, cost, and scheduling (meeting volume and delivery requirements) are essential. Kaizen is a customer-driven strategy for improvement. In Kaizen, it is assumed that all activities should eventually lead to increased customer satisfaction.
Another important aspect of Kaizen has been its emphasis on process. Kaizen has generated a process-oriented way of thinking, and a management system that supports and acknowledges people's process-oriented efforts for improvement. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace.
Based on Masaaki Imai's teachings on "Kaizen" and "Gemba Kaizen", this Kaizen PPT training presentation is specially designed for managers, supervisors, facilitators and continuous improvement steering committees who want to kick-start and implement Kaizen activities in their work areas to eliminate waste and improve efficiency.
NOTE: This training package includes:
1. Kaizen PPT training presentation (PowerPoint format)
Understand the key concepts of Kaizen
Gain knowledge on the management and practices of Kaizen
Learn how to implement Kaizen activities to eliminate waste and improve the organization’s performance
Learn the tools and techniques for problem solving
Understand the critical role of management in Kaizen implementation
1. Introduction to Kaizen
2. Kaizen & Waste
3. Key Concepts of Kaizen
4. Kaizen Management
5. Kaizen Practices
6. Kaizen Implementation
7. Kaizen Story
8. Developing “Kaizen Eyes”
9. Role of Management
10. Critical Success Factors
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