As supply chains become more global and complex, better methods to improve inventories, delivery times, quality and productivity are needed to become more competitive. Many are seeking a roadmap, and Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains provides detailed instruction on how to help your organization implement innovative production and logistics systems. Plentiful illustrations, examples, formulas and explanations of kanban systems, cellular production, standardized work, supermarket systems, heijunka and lean warehouse design are just some of the key methods guide the reader to success.
This is the fully updated guide to the best-selling book on continuous improvement in the workplace through the gemba kaizen approach. Brand new case studies reveal how the kaizen approach is being extended far beyond manufacturing into retail, healthcare, public sector, and various transactional and creative office environments.
The methods presented in Gemba Kaizen 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.
Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains
This book studies how organizations successfully embed kaizen within their culture through studies of successful companies, interviews with more than twenty business leaders and original research. This book shows the reader how to implement a kaizen culture within an organization using a combination of strategy deployment, daily kaizen in natural teams and kaizen events, and ensure the improvements are realized and sustained.
This is the classic book that first introduced the practice and philosophy of kaizen to the world. For the professional manager or student of management, this is a comprehensive handbook of the kaizen management practices that can be put to work. Kaizen uses more than 100 examples in action and 15 corporate case studies to illustrate how total engagement in continuous improvement is essential for long-term success to any organization.
Businesses worldwide are successfully implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS) to reduce lead-times, reduce inventories, improve quality and cut costs. While there are widespread efforts to adopt TPS, there is still much to be learned about its fundamental principles and how they came to be. This unique volume delivers a clear, concise overview of the thought behind the Toyota Production System and kaizen in the very words of the architect of both of these movements, Taiicho Ohno. Based on a series of interviews with Ohno himself, this timeless work is a tribute to his genius and to the core values that have made, and continue to make, Toyota one of the most successful manufacturers in the world. Filled with insightful new commentary from global quality visionaries, Taiichi Ohno’s Workplace Management is a classic that shows how Toyota managers were taught to think.