Gemba Kaizen: JIT Pays
Gemba Academy continues to grow its library of Lean and Six Sigma learning resources every day. Along with our brand new videos, we also have a rich archive of content featuring concepts that are as relevant today as they were in the early days of lean. Originally produced by the Kaizen Institute, we are delighted to share with you this video series on kaizen and Just-in-Time production.
Flexibility with U-Shaped Cells at Matsushita Electric Works
Matsushita Electric Works’ Sr. Managing Director, Mr. Yukinobu Nishida, explains how his organization discovered that automation was not the ultimate solution to improve production and profits. Instead, kaizen and JIT proved to be the best choices in addressing new, more demanding lead times as they integrated employees into perfect production systems.
- 0:16 – Introduction to Matsushita Electric Works
- 1:00 – An operational overview
- 2:17 – How they dealt with more demanding lead times and resistance to change
- 3:35 – The benefits of continuous improvement