5 Pillars of Manufacturing or Business Excellence

Manufacturing Excellence, being On Time, In Full & Error Free is a major hurdle confronting manufacturers in a global market place. Challenges they face are well known: the need to improve quality, reduce through put time (TPT) increase productivity, stimulate process improvements, etc., however, are unaware about the process gaps between them & their competitors.

Kaizen Institute has developed KAIZEN™ Change Model (KCM) that helps organizations improve, transform or change in a better and a structured way. This model accelerates the chances of improving & sustaining those improvements if used in the right way. KCM evolved from experiential learning of Kaizen Institute. Kaizen Institute operates in 30+ countries from 30+ years and based on this experiential learning this model is developed.

KCM includes 5 key building blocks or pillars that helps organizations to achieve manufacturing excellence (ME) or business excellence (BE)

1.    Set KAIZEN™ Targets:

Setting up the true north is must. No journey starts without setting up the true north or target and therefore this is the first step towards ME or BE.

2.    Support KAIZEN™ (SK):

Without expert guidance & support no journey can last and therefore SK helps to develop this guidance and bring the top management on a common page.

3.    Project KAIZEN™ (PK):

Targets & support of management is of no use if the identified projects are not implemented in real time. PK helps to get breakthrough results.

4.    Leaders KAIZEN™ (LK):

LK is something that helps to develop skills & capability of the management teams and develop leadership for culture change.

5.    Daily KAIZEN™ (DK):

DK helps to change behaviors & culture which in turn helps to sustain whatever improvements are done using PK. What is done on daily basis is something that defines the long terms success of any project.

Each building block has its own structure & implementation framework that guides the journey of excellence. We will post more about each block in our upcoming articles. 

However if you want to check out how you can become competitive & achieve Manufacturing Excellence, be part of the 2nd Manufacturing Excellence Summit organized on 7th & 8th of November at Sahara Star, Mumbai. We have partnered with Marcus Evans & are going to be there for the summit at a Knowledge partner. You will get a chance to discuss the recent market dynamics & their potential impact on your product and organization; explore new and existing opportunities through solving the burning issues in regulations concerns and also learn more about KCM by meeting us face to face.

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