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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

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