Like many of you, we have experienced up and down cycles. During these challenging times, it is appropriate to reflect on what has been most effective over the long term. A few ideas that we always come back to are a commitment to continuous improvement, process optimization, and lean principles overall.
As manufacturers, many of you are no doubt familiar with the term “Kaizen” and some of you
may even have “Kaizen events”. But not everyone knows the theory behind this workplace methodology. So, what exactly is Kaizen, and why does it matter?