Continuous improvement has difficult beginnings, overcoming resistance to change is a key challenge for organizations that embark on improving their processes.
8D is a Systematic methodology to identify, correct and eliminate problems. 8D means 8 Disciplines (8 steps + Discipline = 8D), which allows developing competitive advantages by quickly and effectively solving problems.
Learn more about Kaizen and its purpose.
Responsibility, self-awareness, humility… that is Hansei!
Become a learning organization through relentless reflection and continuous improvement.
Japanese culture. The concepts and social interactions between Senpais, Kohais and Senseis.
A Japanese way of assuring that the tree’s roots are strong and sustainable…
The essence of the 13th Principle is about making decisions slowly so as when implementing new projects the mistakes are minimum.
Taiichi Ohno sometimes stayed 8 hours within his circle only watching the process and workforce.
“Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve.”
Develop exceptional people and teams who follow your company’s philosophy.
As the ex Senior Vicepresident of Toyota Motor Manufacturing stated within the Toyota Way Book:
Use only reliable, thoroughly-tested technology that serves your people and process.
Use visual controls so that no problems are hidden.
Standardised tasks and processes are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.
Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.
Level out the workload (heijunka).
Use PULL systems to avoid overproduction.