They can be used to attack any problem area. Efficiency Works has 3 Kaizen Blitz formats
What is a Kaizen Blitz?
Kaizen means change for good. A Blitz is a short, sharp concentrated effort. A Kaizen Blitz therefore is a change for good in a short, sharp concentrated effort incorporating the appropriate Lean Manufacturing Tools. Each tool incorporates team empowerment and problem solving to rapidly make improvements to a specific process.
The Kaizen Event methodology has been used extensively for improving the organisation of work in factories. The results are real-time with implementation occurring within a few days, rather than weeks or months. Not only will you obtain immediate improvements to your process - you will also develop a list of other improvement opportunities that your staff can investigate and implement after the Kaizen Event. The Kaizen Event will provide your company with immediate tangible results and motivation for ongoing continuous improvement within your company
Kaizen Blitz offers a number of advantages over other traditional problem solving, for example:
·Involvement of the workforce
·Action orientated outcomes
·Competencies which can be leveraged for other projects
·Creative solutions rather than capital investments
·Employees with an improved business perspective
·Effective implementation of change through the application of teamwork
Expected Benefits of a Kaizen Blitz
·Improved lead times.
·Improved throughput, productivity and profitability.
·Savings in time, resources and money.