Imagine being in a constant flow of change for the better. Various small improvements pave the way for future milestones and eventually an extraordinary outcome to delight your customers.
Kaizen is a method which focusses on customers, quality, processes, critical reflection and the standardization of the best idea.
To meet ambitious targets, cross-competence teams show close cooperation, an analytical mindest, pragmatism and the drive to make the best of processes. Process optimization does also require an appropriate workspace and an efficient work performance which can be achieved with the 5s (or 6s) method.
To run a continuous improvement process, Kaizen makes use of a repetitive framework: The PDCA-Cycle.
Acting on iterative PDCA-Cycles (Plan, Do, Check, Act) implies concise definitions of measures, their execution and finally the contemplation of the whole process.
The final step includes the KPI-based comparison of targets and actual conditions to rationalize progress and deduce further steps: learn from your mistakes and repeat the whole process or succeed and jump to the next challenge.