A Japanese manufacturing culture to continuously pursue for better results through Plan – Do – Check – Action (PDCA) cycle of management.
Key elements of Kaizen are quality, efforts, and involvement of every employee in the organization. The workers who work in the front line know the worksite best. These employees must be given the opportunity and encouraged to make suggestions – even little ones. Without their cooperation, a company will not be able to create an effective and sustainable Kaizen.
A typical Kaizen meeting will be held on monthly basis. A small group of five or six participants, including one manager/ supervisor, to meet for about 30 minutes of discussions. Participants can be staffs within a department, section or division. It all depends on what is relevant to the organization. The discussion revolves around improvements to the current working situation/environment. If there are problems, even little ones – possible solutions are suggested. If there are no particular ‘problems’ addressed, improvement or cost reduction suggestions can be evaluated. There is always room for improvement. When there is a good suggestion, manager/supervisor must promote the implementation. When the implementation requires top management support, it is manager’s responsibilities to get the supports and involvements needed.
Service On a weekly basis, our team will help the company to understand what is Kaizen and how it should be implemented. We will train the managers and supervisors on definition of Kaizen and how it is implemented. We will also hold workshops with company representatives. Kaizen activities can be customized to fit any organization’s culture. Project duration: 6 months
3MI Training Service
Duration: 3 days (distributed in 3 weeks) Content: 50% practical & 50% theoretical Course aims: to provide participants with comprehensive understanding of Kaizen and how it is implemented in the workplace. Delivery: classroom Minimum/Maximum number of delegates required per event: 10/16 Course content:
• Kaizen’s principles.
• Kaizen tools.
• PDCA cycle for improvement.
• How to get involvement from all members. Minimum instructor qualification: 8 years experience of working in Japanese manufacturing companies and 5 years experience in implementation of Kaizen.