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Kaizen is what?

continuous improvement

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goal for kaizen

maintain and improve upon standards

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industry goals:

increase revenue, decrease cost, boost morale

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3M experience

increase yield and decrease lead time

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every company's procedure for kaizen is different

- Plan-do-check-act
- 3M holds a kaizen event run by the lean six sigma division
- smaller companies allocate fewer resources to kaizen. it might be as limited to suggestion boxes

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tenants of TPS

-continuous improvement
- respect for humanity

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capital investments will need to be...

approved by upper management

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Kaizen basic info

- no limitations on an improvement - everything adds up over time
- gradually improving, not sudden shifts and rapid changes

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steps of kaizen

- creative brainstorming
- issue generation
- compile master issue list
- assign/classify issues into SQDCM (probably 2 groupings: quality and throughput)
- divide into classification groups and generate assignable corrective actions
- compile and prioritize master corrective action list
- assign action items to individuals
- complete kaizen

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Bystander Effect

no commitment and accountability

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Complete Kaizen (steps)

- fill in columns with previous info
- set open, target, and close dates
- generate status colors

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open date

date of kaizen

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target date

target date for corrective action completion

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close date

latest date action can be complete

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yellow

corrective action incomplete and it is within time period between open and close date

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green

corrective action complete

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red

corrective action is incomplete and is past close date

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Measurement (SQDCM)

- SQDCM: safety, quality, delivery, cost, morale
- measurement drives continuous improvement towards standards

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data should be displayed in 2 ways:

- trended periodically: the shorter the frequency the better. trended data tells the organization whether the area is improving, deteriorating, or stagnate over time
- pareto data for each measure if possible. pareto data tells the organization where to target improvement initiatives