Chapter: Mechanical : Total Quality Management (TQM) : Principles

Kaizen

Kaizen
Kaizen is a Japanese word for the philosophy that defines management’s roles in continuously encouraging and implementing small improvements involving everyone.


IMPLEMENTING 5-S

 

1.        Top Management resolve and training.

 

2.        Formation of a top level team.

3.        Understanding current circumstances.

4.        Establishing priorities and targets.

 

5.        Forming sub-teams and training.

6.        Major cleaning.

7.        Establishing improvement plans in each priority area.

8.        Implementing the plan.

9.        Verifying results.

10.   Standardizing.

11.   Establishing full control.

12.   Looking for further improvements.

 


KAIZEN

 

Kaizen is a Japanese word for the philosophy that defines management’s roles in continuously encouraging and implementing small improvements involving everyone.

It focuses on simplification by breaking down complex progress into their sub  processes and then improving them.


 

KAIZEN WHEEL

 

The Kaizen improvement focuses on the use of :

 

Ø    Value  added and non  value work activities.

 

Ø    Muda, which refers to the seven classes of waste  over-production, delay, transportation, processing, inventory, wasted motion, and defective parts.

Ø    Principles of motion study and the use of cell technology.

Ø    Principles of materials handling and use of one  piece flow.

 

Ø    Documentation of standard operating procedures.

Ø    The five S’s for workplace organization.

 

Ø    Visual management.

Ø    Just  in  time principles.

 

Ø    Poka  Yoke.

Ø    Team dynamics.

 


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