Kaizen in the Workplace

3 min read Kaizen is both a methodology and a philosophy that can be found in Lean businesses, facilities, and organizations. The term Kaizen is from Japan and is a term meaning continuous improvement. It is integral to the Toyota Production System uses a variety of Lean tools and strategies. The idea of continuous improvement is one that includes smaller and incremental changes are constantly made to improve efficiency and processes in the business. What is Kaizen? While …

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What Is A Gemba Walk?

3 min read In short, a gemba walk is an expedition to examine a workplace with the overall goal of locating and eliminating inefficiencies. “You can’t solve a problem until you’ve seen the problem,” is the logic behind the gemba walk concept, and while these treks are usually the realm of management, anyone wishing for a more holistic understanding of a business and the processes therein can benefit from the occasional gemba walk. Gemba walks are not to …

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