Your Questions About Kaizen

Ruth asks…

Can someone tell me what kaizen is?

Could yoo tell me in simplest form what it means, what it is and what it does?Ive tried to google it but I cant understand their definitions?

XD Im an ESL student…
and also Branding and distribution channel

John answers:

“Kaizen (Japanese for “improvement” or “change for the

better”) refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon

continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing,

engineering, supporting business processes, and

management. It has been applied in healthcare[1],

government, banking, and many other industries. When used

in the business sense and applied to the workplace, kaizen

refers to activities that continually improve all functions, and

involves all employees from the CEO to the assembly line

workers. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and

logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply

chain.[2] By improving standardized activities and processes,

kaizen aims to eliminate waste (see lean manufacturing).

Kaizen was first implemented in several Japanese

businesses after the Second World War, influenced in part by

American business and quality management teachers who

visited the country. It has since spread throughout the

world.[3]”

Lizzie asks…

Kaizen Ephedrine HCL 8mg where can I buy? Im from UK?

Ive looked on a canadian site, but they dont sell the 50 tabs anymore or accept maestro. I know about the risks of taking ephedrine can anyone help?

John answers:

Use paypal. Or a money order some do cash on delivery. The first one is okay he accepts paypal. Set up a paypal account or call him.

Mandy asks…

Total quality management and kaizen?

TQM is changing employee’s attitudes so that they try to achieve high quality in every aspect of their jobs. it involves an expensive training programme and setting up Quality circles. are these quality circles called kaizen or is kaizen something totaly different?
Thank you

John answers:

You are correct in your statement about changing an employees attitude. It is known as “culture change”. Before a company can successfully implement any quality management system, there has to be culture change. I use 5S as a tool to get people motivated and start the change. 5S is also a good tool that lets me kow if an organization is going to struggle with the implementing and sustaining of the QMS. If they struggle with something as simple as 5S, they will have a hard time committing to a true qms, and the 5th S is sustain. Kaizen is a japanese term for continuous improvement, ( a good book is GEMBA KAIZEN) but it can also be used as a tool in any qms. As in the newer version of ISO 9000 there is an emphasis and clause for continuous improvement. With all Quality Management Systems, education and knowledge is key. As the great Dr. Edwards Deming said…..”knowledge is everything”. The basic knowledge that has to be absorbed is the knowledge of your current system or method. An organization may think they know what they are doing but in reality have no idea, and cannot improve, if they have not mapped their process, written procedures and developed a true system. Once this ystem is established, then the process can be monitored and changed for the better. That last thing I will say that is with all systems, there has to be a way to measure the performance. You can read more at www.manufacturingsystems1.com

Charles asks…

IS MBA from Kaizen School of Business Management approved by AICTE & UGC? Is is accepted Globelly if I do MBA?

I have completed my diploma in Computer engg and i entered into business development field i got +5 years experience in the same field now I am planing to do MBA in KSBM. Is its approved by the govt of India? and is it worth/acceptable in global Market? Please help me in my career growth. ****THANK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDANCE*****

John answers:

With a diploma + 5 years of experience,if you think you can do a PG Degree,
then you probably deserve nothing better than KSBM

Susan asks…

where would i get the power point presentation slides for “kaizen theory” ?

John answers:

Http://www.google.com/search?q=kaizen+theory+ppt&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

looks like the one you’re looking for.. Just copy and paste that link

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