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  • Medical Device Link . Empowering Your Employees Kaizen gives employees the power to make rapid changes and keeps companies competitive.
    Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry When Perfecseal (Philadelphia) adopted the Japanese management philosophy , or continuous improvement, in 1994, the company saw dramatic results. With the help of TBM Consulting Group (Durham, NC), Perfecseal set up a week-long kaizen event. The long-term
  • Alza: Kaizen, 5-S Drive Development of Combination Product
    This quick, one-time registration gives you access to members-only site benefits. TEAM OF THE YEAR FINALIST, SMALLER-SCALE PROJECTS: A new drug-device product was proceeding through clinical trials at ALZA Corp. With commercial production on the horizon, a team was needed to transition production to
  • Reducing waste by design
    is the philosophy of Kaizen. Kaizen is a Japanese management strategy for incremental, continuous improvement. The main principles of Kaizen have been known in the
  • The Lean Extended Enterprise: Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence
    The Lean Extended Enterprise: Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence. This unique and cutting-edge book discusses how to integrate the total value stream and achieve success through empowered people and teams, cultural transformation, and an integration of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen
  • Lean Case Study: The values of quick-connect progressive assembly material handlers
    Today we refer to workflow as a sequence of connected steps with the idea of creating a process so that each step follows the preceding step without delay or gap, and thus ends just before the subsequent step begins. Continuous improvement, or Kaizen, is the philosophy or. practice of improvement
  • Beyond the Stopwatch: Work Measurement in Manufacturing
    The Continuous Improvement Department at a leading truck manufacturing plant is seeing results from their Kaizen related efforts. Their goal is to double the amount of trucks that they manufacture in a day, by optimizing their resources while maintaining excellence in quality performance. As part
  • Medical Device Link . Continuous Improvement Shores up the Bottom Line
    Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Kaizen's continuous improvement process views even a change that reduces manufacturing time by as little as half a second as a valuable contribution to a company's overall efforts. It seems every year another management philosophy that will shorten product
  • Visiting Toyota
    . "I guess I 'm muda (waste), " joked our tour guide, a petite, middle-aged woman named Sarah, who peppered her speech with Toyota-isms, casually throwing around terms like kanban, gemba, Kaizen (as she explained, one receives concrete remuneration for Kaizen ideas that get adopted) or genchi genbutsu

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