By Euclides Coimbra
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!
Learn to create world-class logistics and provide chains in any utilizing kaizen's seven major principles
At a time whilst companies are restructuring to develop into extra aggressive, many search a street map to enhance their operations. Kaizen in Logistics and provide Chains is on the vanguard of this journey--and can element you within the correct course to assist your organization in imposing cutting edge construction and logistics platforms and altering its tradition for the better.
Based at the topics of Masaaki Imai's bestseller, Gemba Kaizen, thought of the "bible" of the quality/management circulation, this new paintings offers the 1st hugely certain rationalization of the way to create world-class logistics and provide chains despite undefined. It contains greater than 2 hundred images, circulate diagrams, price circulate maps, and tables--and includes a case examine that illustrates how a firm grew to become extra aggressive by way of effectively imposing kaizen ideas. there is by no means been a greater advisor to steer your company's quest for improvement.
- Explanation of ways the seven major kaizen ideas might be utilized to rework world-class logistics and around the world provide chains
- Prerequisites for imposing those structures, together with stabilization and alter administration actions
- Concrete steps to enforcing kanban platforms, inner and exterior logistics loops, layout movement construction traces, and grocery store platforms
- Detailed real-world case learn to demonstrate profitable implementation of the book's theories, and scorecards so readers can evaluation their development in perform
- Foreword by means of Masaaki Imai, Founder and Chairman of the Kaizen Institute, and writer of the bestseller Gemba Kaizen
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He received firsthand training in Lean flow and pull-system principles at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries motorcycle plant in Japan. Building on this, as well as many successful just-in-time and Toyota Production System implementations in extended supply chains within Europe, he formalized kaizen in logistics and supply chains as a pillar consulting capability of the Kaizen Institute. Prior to joining the Kaizen Institute, Mr. Coimbra served at Texas Instruments as production engineer in charge of quality improvement projects, as an assistant professor of industrial engineering at the University of Porto (Portugal), and with the Price Waterhouse Manufacturing Consulting Department.
While all these super-sail-powered boats were being developed, a new paradigm was emerging: What about a ship without any sails? This type of thinking, where you question the existing solution, is the kind that promotes and opens the mind to the adoption of new paradigms. Our current paradigm, of course, is for ships without sails. The big cruise and cargo ships that cross the oceans are propelled by powerful diesel engines, another new paradigm for powering ships (although no longer so new in the twenty-first century).
The relentless, step-by-step application of kaizen principles changed the company’s culture, defined the way of thinking of all its employees, and produced extraordinary results. Today this strategy has contributed to Toyota’s undeniable global success and its recognition as a true leader in the field of manufacturing. Toyota is a truly dantotsu (meaning “by far the best”) company! Despite the success and popularity of many commercial CI brands offered by consulting companies and adopted by many corporations, it is a fact that few organizations really succeed in changing the company culture to a kaizen culture.
Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains by Euclides Coimbra