Kaizen Events are generally classified into the full 5-Days Kaizen Event or the 2 to 3-Days Kaizen Bliss Event. Kaizen aims to eliminate the waste (Muda, Mura and Muri) to reduce lead time, improve productivity, increase throughput, improve quality and reduce cost. This are intensive hands-on event with quick breakthrough results for the organization.
- Breakthrough Shop Floor and Business Process Kaizen
Breakthrough Shop Floor or the Business Process Kaizen Events are generally classified into the full 5-Days Kaizen Event or the 2 to 3-Days Kaizen Bliss Event and results with quick positive results for the organization.
- Managing Daily Improvements (MDI)
Managing Daily Improvements (MDI) are important daily improvement activity after a Kaizen is completed to ensure sustainability of the Kaizen improvements. This is very important activity to materialize the savings.
- Visual Factory and 5S
A Lean Organization is a Visual Organization. A Visual Factory is very important to ensure every operational performance are visual and very clearly displayed and understood by employees and the Managers. To drive continuous improvement behavior, a Visual Factory and 5S is very important.
- Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Kaizen
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a perquisite for operational excellence. To constantly complete the VSM and take action to continuously reduce waste (rejects), reduce inventories, reduce lead times and improve operational excellence and market competitiveness. VSM Kaizen is normally done over a 5-Day Kaizen Event and the results are delivered on the 5th day.
- Eliminating 3M Waste
The three types of waste (Mura, Mura and Muri) are the enemies of Lean manufacturing and must be reduced and ultimately eliminated to achieve manufacturing excellence. By eliminating the 3M Waste, it will result in improvements of……Lead Time Reduction, Product Cost Reduction and Improvement in Productivity.