Kanban / Kaizen / JIT Manufacturing does not Work in the USA

Continuous Quality Improvement
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

Continuous Quality Improvement > Best Practices

Jim Roberge
I have just completed my first exposure to Kanban / Kaizen JIT manufacturing as an assembly technician. The system does not work in the USA! The problem is - as I see it - that when you take away structure from the employees to the point that a Production Unit Leader, also known as Production Manager, Leadman or Supervisor, has no real idea what is going on, the complete system crashes and self destructs. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

Sign up for free     Log in


Kanban Deming

The problem with you as I see it is that you judge too fast. :-)

  Brett Rice

Does Kanban/Kaizen work in USA

Jim, without the support of the entire system it does become more difficult to implement and sustain these types of systems. We are implementing now and are having a fair share of problems also, but you have to fix the issues and continue on. IT DOES WORK.

  roberto s jensen, proces engineer, Netherlands

Does Continuous Improvement Work

Your structure is set by standard work because when you pass the Check phase, you have to Act that means transform your improvement into standard work.

  M.Ganapathy, Manager, Sri Lanka

Remember PDSA is a Circle / Cycle!

It works well when the whole team has faith in th (...)

  Jorge Garrido, Director, Mexico

How to Make Lean Techniques Work

Things will work when you train the people, and ev (...)

  C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia

Kanban can Surely Work Everywhere, If and When Practiced 'seriously'

In every manufacturing system, workers' deep invol (...)

More on Continuous Quality Improvement
What are Quality Circles?
PDCA and ISO 9001 Standard
🔥Continuous Improvement is a Lifestyle
Best Practices
Kanban / Kaizen / JIT Manufacturing does not Work in the USA
🥈Risks and Challenges in applying the Deming Cycle
🥉Deming / Nelson Funnel Experiment
Deming Cycle Supports Growth of Organisations
Deming Cycle is a Spiral
How can We Put Deming's PDCA Theory in to Practice?
PDCA + Fayol's Theory + PMBOK
Deming / Shewhart Cycle Works Well
Investors in People - IiP
Special Interest Group Leader

Are you an expert in Continuous Quality Improvement? Sign up for free

Continuous Quality Improvement
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2020 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.6 - Last updated: 21-10-2020. All names of their owners.