The philosophy of kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the starting place for all lean production improvements. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. Kaizen for theShopfloor takes you through the critical steps in conducting a very effective kaizen event - one that is well planned, well implemented, and well documented. As the newest addition to the Shingo Prize Winning Shopfloor Series, Kaizen for the Shopfloor distills the complexities of jumpstarting lean processes into an easily accessible format for the frontline employees who make lean possible.
The Purpose of this Book
What this book is Based on
Two Ways to Use This Book
How to Get the Most Out of Your Reading
An Overview of the Contents
Chapter 1 : What is Kaizen?
Chapter 2 : What is a Kaizen Event and What are the Key Roles for Success?
Chapter 3 : Phase one : Planning and Preparation
Chapter 4 : Phase Two : Implementation—The Event Itself
Chapter 5 : Phase Three : Presentation, Celebration, and Follow-up
Chapter 6 : Reflections and Conclusions
About the Productivity Press Development Team