I am always wondering what is the secret of continues improvement in Japan and what motive them to be in the top of a mountain. Japanese employee perform their job as the best and highest quality .Since they believe on kaizen principle , they achieve all that and more by it. So , what is kaizen ? “kaizen” is a Japanese word which mean “continues improvement”: Definition :
The individual is in the process improvement and development is always weather this improvement in himself ,work…etc. The aims of a Kaizen organization are typically defined as:
* To be profitable, stable, sustainable and innovative.
* To eliminate waste of time, money, materials, resources and effort and increase productivity. * To make incremental improvements to systems, processes and activities before problems arise rather than correcting them after the event. * To create a harmonious and dynamic organization where every employee participates and is valued. Basic principle:
These basics work as continues cycle to get higher prodactivity: 1- Plan: set what exactly you want to improve and put standard. 2- Do: measure the standard that you guess which require your needing. 3- Check: make sure that improvement meet your needing .
4- Act: innovate to meet your require and increase it.
The basic steps to an effective kaizen event can be summarized as : plan→→do→→check→→act→→plan…etc
5S kaizen principles:
A method of creating a clean and orderly workplace that exposes waste and makes abnormalities immediately visible and help to build an environment conducive to a smooth-running process.
keeping the work area space starting by classification everything. Classification means keep only the necessary materials, tools, equipment and supplies that not frequently used common storage area that you need . other matters that not used should discard them. Don’t keep things around just because you may need it . sorting is the...
References:  James Peterson; Roland Smith,”The 5S Pocket Guide” ,1998,CRC
 John W. Davis,” Progressive Kaizen:: The Key to Gaining a Global Competitive Advantage”,
2010, Taylor & Francis Group (CRC)
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