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Kaizen At All Levels

One of the common misconceptions about kaizen is that it is limited only to shop floor workers.  When an organization’s leaders hold this belief, it can significantly obstruct the ability to improve and often leads to losing interest in, or abandoning the kaizen process altogether. Although the scope of kaizen activities changes depending on organizational … Continue reading

Addressing Problems With Countermeasures Rather Than Solutions

Within the Toyota Production System, virtually every action, tool, or system is considered a countermeasure rather than a solution in an effort to prevent the mindset that changes are, in any way, permanent resolutions to problems. Although some actions may, in fact, be permanent solutions to a problem, acting in this way can lead to static thinking and interfere with the development of better methods in the future. Continue reading

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