Kaizen is the Philosophy of Continuous Improvement. Learn how to do it.
(English) Through relentless reflection (Hansei) and continuous improvement (Kaizen).
Make decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all options. Implement rapidly.
(English) Go and see for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation.
Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve.
(English) Develop exceptional people and teams who follow your company
(English) Grow leaders who thoroughly understand the work, live the philosophy, and teach it to the others.
(English) Standardised tasks are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.
Stop it ! Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality high the first time. Jidoka is the term for stopping the process to build quality.
Level out the workload The traditional build-to-order model of production is to make just what the customer want when they want it. Actually, it’s a strict system which creates piles of inventory, hidden problems, and poor quality.