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|ECM Machines Ltd. has been working hand and hand with various
companies to help them implement the "Kaizen" principal. We have
developed a simple but very effective solution that works with the
"Kaizen" principal. A simple custom organizer that is tailored for
each company increases employee efficency upto 70%-80%.
Having everything they need at their fingertips allows them access
to the proper instrument at the right time without having to look for
it, or get up and ask around for it, disrupting other employees. Now
they have enough supply for an entire week or more and one
person is designated to re-supply each employee once a week.
This idea may seem simple and has been done before, but
don't look past the fact that this is now a custom tool for the office
and should be seen as that. Standard organizers are not the same
as our designed organizer since it is a proven tool that increases
efficency from the employee.
For more information or a sample demonstration please contact us.
Standard desk drawer
Our Kaizen Inspired organizer insert
Kaizen - What it means?
KAIZEN is a Japanese word meaning gradual and orderly, continuous improvement. The
KAIZEN business strategy involves everyone in an organization working together to make
KAIZEN is a culture of sustained continuous improvement focusing on eliminating waste in all
systems and processes of an organization. The KAIZEN strategy begins and ends with the
people. With KAIZEN, an involved leadership guides people to continuously improve their
ability to meet expectations of high quality, low cost, and on-time delivery. KAIZEN
transforms companies into 'Superior Global Competitors'.
Two Elements of KAIZEN
There are two elements that construct KAIZEN, improvement/change for the better and
ongoing/continuity. Lacking one of those elements would not be considered KAIZEN. For
instance, the expression of "business as usual" contains the element of continuity without
improvement. On the other hand, the expression of "breakthrough" contains the element of
change or improvement without continuity. KAIZEN should contain both elements.
KAIZEN Concept in Our Individual Life
KAIZEN, as you could learn from the definition, is a common word and very natural to
individual, continuous improvement in personal life, home life, social life and working life.
Everybody deserves to and should be willing to improve himself/herself for the better
continually. "If a man has not been seen for three days, his friends should take a good look
at him to see what changes have befallen him" quoted from the old Japanese saying,
describes how natural KAIZEN is.
Maintenance, Innovation, and KAIZEN
In our concepts, three functions should happen simultaneously within any organizations:
Maintenance, Innovation, and KAIZEN. By maintenance, we refer to maintaining the current
status, the procedures are set and the standards are implemented. People in the lower level
of organization mostly do that, they maintain their standards.
By Innovation, we refer to breakthrough activities initiated by top management, buying new
machines, new equipment, developing new markets, directing R&D, change of strategy etc.
In the middle there is KAIZEN, small steps but continuing improvement. KAIZEN should be
implemented by the lower/middle management and the workers, with the encouragement
and direction of the top. The top management responsibility is to cultivate a KAIZEN working
climates and cultures in the organization.