Masaaki Imai was invited by the Department of Economic Development as a keynote speaker at the Share Best Practice Conference which was held on the 13th and the 14th of May in Dubai. Imai presented the KAIZEN strategies, concepts and systems and demonstrated how the KAIZEN approach could help any organization to achieve word class.
Imai emphasized that KAIZEN is a strategy for continual improvement. Practicing KAIZEN enhances quality of the product or service , lowers costs and speeds up delivery. It is based on simple and common sense concepts that relies essentially on standardization, good housekeeping and waste elimination. KAIZEN involves everyone at the organization including top management, middle management, supervisors and workers. By eliminating waste in inventory, transport, motion, overproduction, and rejects the process is changed into a lean process or a Just-In-Time process. KAIZEN requires other systems to be implemented as well, these are TQM and TPM.
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