Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen

Kaizen 改善, Japanese for "improvement", or "change for the better".
From the management to the production line everybody is focused on a never-ending, endless effort of looking and realizing the continuous small improvement steps with a unique clear target. We are striving to establish significant, measurable and sustainable process improvements.

Key principles:

  • Heavy reliance on teamwork, in which everyone's opinion is valued and considered.
  • Workers should be confident about offering suggestions for improvement, even when a system appears to be functioning adequately.
  • Kaizen recognizes that there is always room for improvement.
  • People groups meet and work together to solve problems and come up with innovation changes.

 5 S in Kaizen:

"Seiri" (Sort): Tidiness, keeping only essential items

"Seiton" (Set in Order): Orderliness, eliminate extra motion.

"Seiso" (Shine): Cleanliness, keep the workplace clean.

"Seiketsu" (Standardize): Standardize work practices.

"Shitsuke" (Self Discipline): Sustaining, maintaining, discipline and reviewing standards.