Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kaizen - The Japanese Style Productivity Improvement Methodology

The idea Kaizen - The Japanese Style Productivity Improvement Methodology was used in the report PART I of Reports on the immediate impact of the classroom training program based on the baseline survey and the first post-training survey , January 15, 2011, Funded by Japan PHRD Trust Fund No. TF096317 and  the study was conducted by Tetsushi Sonobe, Aya Suzuki, and Keijiro Otsuka of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Taichi Ohno, it seems tried to downplay the best method idea of Industrial engineering and argued that the current method can be improved continuously. That is how Kaizen as the Japanese Style Productivity differs from the productivity movement led by Industrial engineering of Taylor and Gilbreth.

Part 2 of the report focuses on Kaizen training.

Both reports are available as one in the following link,,contentMDK:22968281~pagePK:64165401~piPK:64165026~theSitePK:469372,00.html

Kaizen - A Presentation - BCIS - Pretty Detailed one

Six Sigma and Kaizen Compared

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