Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How to Kaizen

It is not important to know “how to kaizen” as it is “to kaizen”. It does not matter so much if we start with 5S on our lean journey as it is to start our lean journey. It does not matter how to use each of the lean tools as it is to use the tools to solve our problems.

Kaizen is a messy, bumpy struggle to improve. However, it is in this struggle that we will learn and gain knowledge. This is the only knowledge that will truly help us succeed in lean.

Each of our lean transformations will be different. It will not be like it says in any one book or how some other company operates in their lean approach.

Do not wait for perfect kaizen rather just kaizen continuously. Results from any kaizen are secondary to the act of kaizen itself. The only failure in kaizen is to no longer kaizen.

There are no right and wrong ways to kaizen, only the way we kaizen and better ways. There is always a better way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Simple post with great meaning...nice work! Lean implementation today has become a game. Too many folks get all hung up on how to 'best' proceed. The 'better' way is to just proceed.