Improvements or changes to systems or methods are carried out by people. In our experience, the following ratio should be taken into account:
Improvement measures in micro-areas, e.g. 5S or improvement of workplace design have little effect on the overall operating result, even if they are pursued over months or years. It is advisable to implement various measures to increase overall efficiency in parallel:
Because different areas/departments can and must contribute to the afore-mentioned goals, representatives of these departments are usually also workshop participants:
As a rule, we draw up a workshop plan (= curriculum) for 12 months in advance as part of a current-state analysis. It goes without saying that the best learning effect can be achieved by participating in Kaizen workshops. In particular, we teach:
Basic theoretical knowledge of lean philosophy and lean methods and techniques is important. For this purpose KPC offers its clients 1 to 2-day training courses for groups of employees.
Instead of participating in theoretical courses over months, we recommend the KPC Lean Basic Training for employees who have already gained practical experience by participating in several KPC Kaizen workshops and have experienced live how quickly changes (process improvements) are possible!