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Cambiamento graduale (incrementale) e continuo (miglioramento). Spiegazione di Kaizen.


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Struttura di Kaizen 5SKaizen Che cosa è il Kaizen? Definizione

Il metodo del Kaizen sul miglioramento incrementale continuo è un concetto originario giapponese di gestione del cambiamento graduale (incrementale) e di miglioramento continuo.

Il Kaizen è veramente una filosofia sullo stile di vita. Suppone che ogni funzione della nostra vita si merita di essere migliorata costantemente. La filosofia del Kaizen si trova dietro a molti concetti di gestione giapponesi come: Il Total Quality Control, i Cerchi del Controllo Qualitàtivo, i piccoli lavori di gruppo, i rapporti di lavoro.

Gli elementi chiave del Kaizen sono: qualità, sforzo, partecipazione di tutti gli impiegati, compiacenza al cambiamento e comunicazione.

Le aziende giapponesi si distinguono tra: Innovazione, una forma radicale di cambiamento e Kaizen, una forma continua di cambiamento. Kaizen significa letteralmente: cambiare (kai) per diventare buono (zen).

I cinque elementi fondamentali del Kaizen

  1. Lavoro di squadra.
  2. Disciplina personale.
  3. Morale migliorata.
  4. Cerchi di qualità.
  5. Suggerimenti per il miglioramento.

secondo questo fondamento, tre fattori chiave nel Kaizen sono

  • Eliminazione dello spreco (muda) e della inefficienza.
  • La struttura a cinque S del Kaizen per un buon governo della casa.
  •       1. Seiri - ordine
  •       2. Seiton - buona condotta
  •       3. Seiso - pulizia
  •       4. Seiketsu - pulizia standardizzata
  •       5. Shitsuke - disciplina
  • Normalizzazione.

Quando dovrebbe essere applicata la filosofia del Kaizen? Anche se è difficile esprimere pareri generici è chiaro che si adatta bene nelle situazioni di cambiamento graduale e incrementale che richiedono un cambiamento nel lungo termine e nelle culture collettive. Le culture più individualistiche che sono concentrate di più sul successo nel breve termine sono spesso favorevoli a concetti come la Riprogettazione del Processo di Business.

Kaizen paragonato a Business Process Reengineering

Quando il Kaizen è paragonato al metodo del BPR è chiaro la  Filosofia del Kaizen è più orientata alle persone, più facile da implementare, ma richiede disciplina nel lungo termine e fornisce soltanto un piccolo passo del cambiamento. Il metodo di Riprogettazione del Processo di Business d'altra parte è più duro, orientato alla tecnologia, esso permette il cambiamento radicale ma richiede considerevoli abilità manageriali di cambiamento.

Referenza Bibliografica: Masaaki Imai - Kaizen -

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  Kaizen Prerequisites
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  Formal Kaizen Programs
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  Start the Change Within Yourself
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  Kaizen and Quality and Toyota
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  Gauging Customer Satisfaction
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  Linking Kaizen to Goals of the Organization
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  Kaizen is a Philosophy | Kaizen Background
I am led to believe Kaizen is more of a philosophy than it is a management 'tool' - the description above may wish to include the definition of Kaizen as it is understood with a Taoist appreciation of mutual benefit "on-going goodness / benefit, n...
  The Kaizen Philosophy
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  Building Blocks of Kaizen, Continual Improvement
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The key word is continually (for the broad scope of the whole organization for example), since the littl...
  Kaizen is More than the Housekeeping techniques (5S) !
Kaizen 5S is not just housekeeping techniques...
We should always link it with performance and productivity enhancement....
  One of the Best Management Practice that anyboy could have.
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  Kaizen in my Company
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  Kaizen in Human Resources
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  Kaizen vs Business Process Reengineering
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  Kaizen and Organisational Culture
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  Kaizen is a Way of Life
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Comparison Kaizen vs. Innovation

In 1992, A. Meckel made this useful comparison of Kaizen (K) versus Innovation (I):
1. EFFECT - K: long term and continuous, but not dramatic; I:...
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Tools to Attack Waste

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Usage (application): Waste Management, Waste Tools Overview

Building blocks of Kaizen: QCD

Imai mentions three main building blocks of Kaizen, known as QCD:
1. A continually improving Quality assurance system;
2. A co...
Usage (application): Kaizen

Leadership Strategies for Change

In response to the high rate of change failure, Ken Blanchard and his team have developed the Blanchard Leading Through Change program, in whic...
Usage (application): Initiate, implement, develop and sustain change

Benefits of Kaizen

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The 8 Wastes of Lean Explained

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I - Inventory - Storing parts, pieces, documentation ahead of requirements
M - Motion ...
Usage (application): Waste Management

Alternate Process Improvement Model

The IDEAL Model.
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Usage (application): Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, CMM

Why Kaizen is Needed for Wastefree and Flexible Manufacturing

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Types of Change. Classification

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Usage (application): Change Management, Organizational Change, Expected/Unexpected Change, Incremental/Radical Change

Kaizen The Keys to Continuous Improvement

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Usage (application): Facilitating a Kaizen Workshop

How to Focus your Improvement Efforts?

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Kaizen Best Practices

When starting a Kaizen program, remember to:
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B. Ensure top management commitment
C. Plan the program (yo...
Usage (application): Preparing a Kaizen program

Kaizen: An Essential Tool

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