Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy 2/E (Google eBook)
The definitive, fully up-to-date guide to continuous improvement in the workplace
The methods presented in Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition reveal that when management focuses on implementing kaizen (incremental, continuous improvement) in the gemba (the worksite) unique opportunities can be discovered for increasing the success and profitability of any organization.
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Written by Masaaki Imai, pioneer of modern business operational excellence and founder of the Kaizen Institute, Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition is an in-depth revision of this renowned, best-selling work. The book reveals how to implement cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most critical business processes. Global case studies from a wide range of industries demonstrate how gemba kaizen has been successfully used to:
To thrive in today's competitive global economy, organizations need to operate more effectively and profitably than ever before. Developing problem solvers, increasing productivity, improving quality, and reducing waste are essential success factors. Proven strategies for achieving these goals are included in this pioneering guide.
Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition is the long-awaited, thorough update of the definitive work that applies the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement and process innovation, kaizen, to the critical area of business performance where key transactions take place, the gemba. The result is a streamlined approach to realizing cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most crucial business processes.
Written by the renowned quality management expert who introduced the concept of kaizen to the English-speaking world, this innovative guide is filled with hundreds of international gemba kaizen success stories and examples from a wide range of industries. These examples illustrate how to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase customer satisfaction.
This comprehensive resource offers detailed coverage of important gemba kaizen topics, including:
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Chapter 2 Gemba Kaizen
Chapter 3 Quality Cost and Delivery at the Gemba
Chapter 4 Standards
The Five Steps of Workplace Organization
Chapter 6 Muda
Chapter 7 The Foundation of the House of Gemba
Chapter 8 Visual Management
Chapter 11 From JustInTime to Total Flow Management
Chapter 12 JustInTime at Wiremold
Chapter 13 The CEOs Role in Kaizen
Gemba Kaizen and Overall Corporate Kaizen
Worldwide Contact Information for Kaizen Institute Consulting Group
Chapter 9 The Supervisors Roles in the Gemba
Kaizen at Toyota Astra Motor Company