Steps Towards Introducing Kanban In An Organization

2 min read In Japanese, the word ‘kan’ means card while ‘ban’ means signal. Therefore, kanban means signal cards. It is a system of continuous supply of components, parts and supplies, to ensure employees have what they need, where they need it and when they need it. Basically, it is an approach to work scheduling. The system balances the flow of supplies with demand to ensure a smooth workflow in a company. It is essential in Lean implementation …

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Facilitating A Kaizen Event

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2 min read Operations in your organization are likely to be smooth when all functions are streamlined, duties evenly distributed among employees and the management has a sense of direction. The realization of these goals may be possible when you decide to stage kaizen events which may last for between three to five days. However, apart from buying the necessary kaizen supplies, kaizen events ought to be carefully planned. The following are the five steps in planning the …

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How To Improve The Effectiveness Of Your Kaizen Efforts

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2 min read An effective kaizen is one of the most important continuous improvement tools any organization can invest in. Your kaizen, just like any other process within the organization can still be improved further, even when you feel you have done your best. The suggestions discussed below may go along in helping you improve the effectiveness of the process and guarantee returns on the kaizen products. Have People Arrive In The Meeting Room On Time Late arrival …

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Introduction to Kaizen

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2 min read The word kaizen means continuous improvement and was created in Japan following the Second World War. It is a Japanese concept for gradual and continuous improvement. In organizations, the system involves all employees – from the top management to cleaning crew. Everyone is encouraged to come up with suggestions for small improvements on regular basis. The philosophy is behind many Japanese management concepts which include, Total quality Control, Quality Control Circles, Labor relations and small …

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