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 From the fact that every problem is a source of progress, Kaizen or the Continuous Improvement seeks to :

 

  • Make participate every person of the company in the progress achievement
  • {mosimage}Focus in the involvement of people
  • Control the current situation
  • Challenge and Improve continuously the way of doing things

 

 


Kaizen and Innovation to increase the gap!

Kaizen is an Continuous Improvement Approach which is completed with Innovation (TRIZ) :

 

 

Kaizen

 

Innovation

 

  • Progress by "Small Steps "

     

  • The usual known how (savoir faire)

     

  • Actions involving the whole staff

     

  • Reflection, perseverance, and rigor

     

  • Directed to the people

     

  • Progress by "Big Steps"

     

  • New Technological Means

 

  • Actions reserved to Experts

     

  • Important Investments

     

  • Directed to technology

     

 

 

 

 

 

 


Abstract of the 12 Principles, the essence of the Continuous - Improvement - State of Mind (Kaizen)

The 12 Principles of Kaizen that have been identified by AL-Consulting, make part of the course of action and state of mind that should be adopted by every person who participates in a continuous improvement process. Here are the first steps :

  • Abandon fixed ideas, rejecting how things are today
  • Rather than explain why things can not be done, think of ways to do them
  • Implement immediately the good proposals for improvement.
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The PDCA as a mean to concretize and carry on the Kaizen State of Mind

The PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) is a process that allows to create an Improvement Plan and ensures the permanent improvement of your company’s processes. It is an Indispensable tool for achieving the continuous improvement.

  • Establish an improvement target,
  • Define the Action Plan,
  • Choose the measuring indicators for success.

Is on this basic phase that the whole project depends.
A bad preparation can only bring complications and a waste of time and money.

D = DO (Apply, Carry on)

  • To carry on the Action Plan defined during the Phase P.

C = CHECK (Control)

  • Check that all the actions were accomplished and that they gave the expected results,
  • Evaluate the differences (compare P and D).

A = ACT (Act, React)

  • Find out the root causes of the measured differences and apply the corrective actions,
  • Standardize the best practice to ensure continuity,
  • Define objectives to obtain new improvements.

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