KAIZEN – CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – LEAN MANAGEMENT
Holeček Václav SID 311304451 Term 2 2011/2012
TABLE OF CONTENT
What is Kaizen? 3
Process orientation 4
Western style of management vs. Japanese style of management 4
Types of Kaizen 5
JIT, Kanban, Kaizen
• Just In Time (JIT)
• Just In Time (JIT)
What is JIT
• A philosophy of manufacturing
based on Waste Identification and
Planned Elimination to achieve
continuous improvement in
obtain gain in disposal provided that the proceeds obtained from disposing the asset exceeds the salvage value of the asset.
1.4 Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of LCC are as follows:
A management tool.
LCC assists managers to select the best project option among several alternatives which...
'Zen' means improvement.
Some translate 'Kai' to mean change and 'Zen' to mean good, or for the better.
The same japanese words Kaizen that pronounce as 'Gai San' in chinese means;
Gai= The action to correct.
San= This word is more related to the Taoism or Buddhism Philosophy in...
issues of lean production
to analyse the reasons behind Nissan’s high levels of productivity
to understand the importance of Kaizen
to analyse the benefits of just-in-time.
Planning for quality and productivity
Introduction ( 5 minutes)
Overview of the lesson: to look at...
business should order to minimize costs and maximize value when re-stocking inventory. Small business owners should evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of this inventory model before implementing it.
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MAF 635: Strategic Management Accounting
Business Process Reengineering vs Kaizen Costing
Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
Fundamental rethinking and radical design to achieve dramatic improvement in cost, quality, service and delivery (Hammer & Champy, 1993; Manganelli...
affliction, management should adopt and implement quality management programs that improves efficiency and reduces competitive disadvantages. This essay will be focusing on the Kaizen approach and Total Quality Management (TQM) application within businesses. Either of these two approaches should help shape...
security and stability may override their willingness to accept change. There may also be disagreements between people as to the advantages and disadvantages of a proposed change process.
Along with the variety of reasons people resist change, there are several reasons why change processes just don’t...
system is universally applicable and has no disadvantages. This is not true! There are some circumstances where they can be positively harmful. Also if they are not designed and managed correctly, disastrous! The system does have advantages and disadvantages and some of these are:
of addressing this problem off the assembly line is that applying kaizen, or continuous improvement in the clinic will help to shorten the amount of time cars spend there when future problems are detected.
However, the main disadvantage of this approach is a large one: it goes against TPS’ key principals...
ADVANTAGES OF KAIZEN COSTING
There are certain basic principles which are followed in various Japanese companies which are listed below: -
1) Focus on customers: The Kaizen philosophy has only one prime objective of customers’ satisfaction. Kaizen permits no middle ground its either you provide...
order from the customer. One of the main advantage of Make-to-order process is the process is custom made for every individual customer. The main disadvantage of Make-to-order is it takes longer time to process the order from the customer.
Kudler Fine Foods currently follows Make-to-stock process. One...
waste reductions in the production process (known as kaizen costing). The concepts of value engineering and kaizen costing can be used repeatedly to gradually reduce the cost of a product over time.
Once the design is released for production, kaizen costing could be used to further reduce costs in multiple...
they believe that they know them). In these cases they have exceeded the cost of conformance when it was not necessary to do so.
Advantages and Disadvantages
* Cost reduction caused by a decrease in waste. This waste could be both wasted materials and wasted time due to unnecessary rework
always room for improvement was introduced by Toyota Sakichi (Financial Times). This brought about the Japanese word, Kaizen meaning continuous improvement (Financial Times). By using the Kaizen theory of continuous improvement, Japan caught up the U.S. auto makers during the 1980’s (Financial Times). Toyota...
business fraternity. The philosophy of continuous improvement permeates the Japanese business culture in a great way. Kaizen is the Japanese word that represents continuous improvement. Kaizen was initially implemented in the Japanese business community after the Second World War. It was a product of quality...