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.
Kaizen at Giorgio Foods
Frederic J. Giorgi, Chairman of Giorgio Foods Inc, shares the tremendous impact that kaizen has had on his organization, not only in the reduction of costs and increase in profitability, but also in employee attitudes.
- 0:05 – How JIT reduces production costs
- 0:26 – An additional benefit of JIT: Attitude change
- 0:40 – About Giorgio Foods, Inc
- 1:00 – Kaizen’s effect on Giorgio Foods’ bottom line and employee attitudes
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.