Reply To: How does Kaizen reduce waste?

Tony Ferraro

Kaizen has helped us better control our inventory and workflow processes. We realize we had no control over our production schedule and jobs were getting pushed to the floor when the order due date was 6-8 weeks out. This caused over-production issues and defects. The orders that were due, were getting pushed out with very minimal quality control. We ended up implementing an MRP system which helped us control our manufacturing jobs and manufacturing schedule. The employees were able to spend the time needed to get quality parts out the door instead of rushing through each job. Jobs were being released to the floor within the appropriate time based on work centers and takt time.