Hi, my name is Ron and I am addicted to kaizen.
I was first introduced to kaizen years ago and while I did like it I didn’t go overboard. I worked on a few point kaizen events but never really accomplished more than some nice 5S and a layout or two.
Then I was introduced to what some call “system” kaizen. This, my fellow addicts, is when kaizen wrapped its hands around my neck and wouldn’t let go.
You see, point kaizen is good. Anytime you make something better than it was you have done well. But until you look at things from a system perspective and then use point kaizen to help you close the gaps you will never experience the immense high kaizen can provide.
Kaizen, done right, is also quick. While you may identify a system kaizen that will take 2 months to realize your goals it should be comprised of multiple point kaizen’s that only take days to complete. It’s this immediate gratification of the point kaizen that keeps momentum going. And since you have an overall system kaizen perspective you know where to get your next fix.
Yes, my friends I am addicted to kaizen and hope to never recover.