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.
Provides learning strategies and overviews in each chapter
Details the planning and preparation stages for kaizen events
Maps out the implementation process
Offers tips on how to present your results to company management.
About the Shopfloor series: Put proven improvement tools in the hands of your entire workforce!
Progressive shopfloor improvement techniques are imperative for manufacturers who want to stay competitive and to achieve world class excellence. And it's the comprehensive education of all shopfloor workers that ensures full participation and success when implementing new programs. The Shopfloor Series books make practical information accessible to everyone by presenting major concepts and tools in simple, clear language and at a reading level that has been adjusted for operators by skilled instructional designers. One main idea is presented every two to four pages so that the book can be picked up and put down easily. Each chapter begins with an overview and ends with a summary section. Helpful illustrations are used throughout.
Other topics currently in the Shopfloor Series include: Kanban, 5S, Quick Changeover, Mistake-Proofing, Just-in-Time, TPM, Cellular Manufacturing and many more.
Table of 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
Author: Productivity Press Development Team