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

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Jim Roberge, USA

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

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.

  John, USA

Kanban Deming

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

  Brett Rice, USA

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.

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