kai·zen  /ˈkīzən/  noun
  1. a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, a process to create more value with less waste, etc.

Does it seem like every customer is demanding dramatically shorter lead times? Did you get hit with a flood of orders and are scrambling to meet them? Is there a production line that’s giving you trouble at a critical time? You need a solution quickly. You don’t have time to wait. What can you do?

The answer is a Kaizen Blitz and WMEP can help. Kaizen is continuous, incremental improvement of an activity to create more value with less waste. Kaizen Blitz refers to a team approach to quickly tear down and rebuild a process layout to function more efficiently. WMEP’s lean experts can help you quickly analyze the situation, identify the problem, and come up with a fast, effective solution.

Kaizen Events are quick-turnaround, high-impact, intensely focused Lean implementations designed to produce quick results — usually in five days or less — in capacity expansion, cost reduction and flexibility. With more than 15 years of experience implementing Lean in manufacturing facilities across Wisconsin, WMEP brings solid implementation skills, methods, and a strong results-oriented approach to your business.

Benefits of Kaizen: 

  • Common sense: A Kaizen Blitz means taking the time to do the things that should be done.
  • Quick: A Kaizen Blitz takes one or two days, with followed by continual improvement efforts. Results are seen within a week or two.
  • Practical rather than theoretical: This is not an academic exercise – it’s a practical way to quickly make significant improvements.
  • Cost benefits are quickly realized. As the process becomes more efficient, cost benefits are quickly apparent.

Download a printable information sheet on Kaizan.

Get to know Jim Sullivan, Director of Business Development

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