A kaizen method like no other!
Shingijutsu-Kaizen: The Art of Discovery and Learning describes how, for more than three decades, Kaizen consultants from Shingijutsu USA Corporation have been helping manufacturing and service organizations improve processes by teaching people the methods and tools of flow production.
This book is a humble attempt to share the spirit, mindset, and methods of Shingijutsu-Kaizen and their approach to improving the human condition. You will learn how unique and sincere Shingijutsu sensei are as they work to eliminate waste from business processes.
Shingijutsu-Kaizen teaches people how to think. You will learn, as never before, how to identify and correct abnormal conditions by “trystorming” — rapid, hands-on trial-and-error testing and experimentation. It is the most powerful way to grow as a person while simultaneously improving both business and humanity.
Efforts must begin at the genba with the intent to master the basics. Then, one can move forward to eliminate waste in larger scale activities.
We hope this book will inspire and motivated you to learn how to eliminate waste and improve both business and humanity. And don’t forget to also read Kaizen Forever: Teachings of Chihiro Nakao.
Excellent book that provides a non-traditional education to lean and the Toyota production system!
Understand what a Lean Sensei really does. A worthwhile book for any lean practitioner because it reveals how very different the approach to deploying Shingijutsu-style improvement is from more widespread and conventional methods.
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Shingijutsu-Kaizen: The Art of Discovery and Learning
by Ralph Wood, Michael Herscher, and Bob Emiliani
The CLBM, LLC Wethersfield, Conn., USA
130 pages • ISBN 978-0-9898631-5-5 • October 2015
PART I – CULTURE
Chapter 1 Philosophy, Values, and Deeply-Held Beliefs
Chapter 2 Artifacts and Language
PART II – DIFFERENTIATION
Chapter 3 Personal Responsibility and Competency
Chapter 4 Making People
PART III – GENBA KAIZEN LESSONS
Chapter 5 Hospital Kaizen
Chapter 6 Aircraft Engine Repair Kaizen
Chapter 7 Office Furniture Manufacturing Kaizen
PART IV – EVER LASTING AND EVER CHANGING
Chapter 8 Basics
Chapter 9 The Future
About the Authors