Business Processes


Lean Production

Lean Manufacturing – Doing More With Less

10 Commandments of Improvement

By: Gemba Research


  1. Abandon fixed ideas

  2. Think of ways to make it possible

  3. No excuses needed

  4. Go for the simple solution, not the perfect one

  5. Correct mistakes right away

  6. Use your wits, not your wallet

  7. Problems are opportunities

  8. Repeat “why?” five times

  9. Seek ideas from many people

  10. There is no end to improvement

Toyota Production System    Implementing Kaizen: 7 Conditions


CIF - Continuous Improvement Firm (Smart & Fast Mini-course)



Kaizen Mindset

Implementation of Kaizen Strategy: 7 Conditions

Quick and Easy Kaizen

Kaizen vs Kaikaku and 10 Kaikaku Commandments

Kaizen and Total Quality Management (TQM)

Kaizen and Radical Innovation

Continuous Improvement: Using 80/20 Principle

Lean Production

The Toyota Way: 14 Principles

7 Principles of Toyota Production System (TPS)

5 Elements of Enabling a Lean Approach

13 Tips for Transitioning To a Lean Enterprise

Five Ss at Canon

Just-in-Time (JIT)

Glossary – Kaizen & Lean Production


Case Studies

Toyota Production System (TPS)

Fidelity Investments: Practicing Kaizen

Continuous Improvement Firm (CIF)

Canon Production System (CPS)

9 Wastes To Be Eliminated and Suggestion System

Toyota's 10 Management Principles

Efficiency Improvement

Productivity Improvement

Suggestion Systems

Japanese-style Suggestion System

Fun4Biz Suggestion System

Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage: USA vs. Japan

Total Quality Management (TQM)

Deming's 14 Point Plan for TQM