Kaizen Tools

Use digital checklists for all Kaizen tools to more easily identify waste and implement action plans immediately.

Go paperless, conduct inspections easily and solve issues quicker with your teammates.

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6S Lean Safety Checklist

With this checklist, you can identify hazards or potential risks.

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5S Audit Checklist

Use this checklist to assure that 5S principles and set standards are being observed.

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Gemba walk checklist

Use this Gemba walk checklist for managers and supervisors to grasp the condition of the work place. A Gemba Walk is a Kaizen lean manufacturing practice of always going to the source of the problem so as to grasp the real issues and verify facts. The Gemba Walk should not take more than thirty minutes with focus on the following key points: 1. Check the seven wastes, 2. Follow the flow from end of the process to the beginning, 3. Check the four Ms of man, machine, materials and methods, 4. Check for abnormal conditions and 5. Check for availability of standards.

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What are kaizen tools?


Management and employees use kaizen tools as an instrument to implement continuous improvement efforts in the workplace. They are popular methods in the manufacturing industry to eliminate downtime in the form of defects, overproduction, waiting, available talent, transportation, inventory, movement and extra processing.In this case, one also speaks of the eight wastes in production. Also, the tools are used to optimize business processes for global competitiveness.


Because kaizen means "change for the better", the use of kaizen tools leads to more efficient tasks and more effective communication between work areas, organizational levels and teams. The use of mobile kaizen tools helps cross-functional teams to identify waste more easily, initiate action plans immediately, and initiate updates immediately.

 

This article informs about the following topics:


1. The kaizen methods tools


2. A technology to apply the Kaizen tools



The Kaizen methods tools


Basically, there is always an unused potential for improvement, which can be activated by using suitable Kaizen tools. Kaizen tools work with the PDCA method, among others. In the foreground of this and other Kaizen methods is always a continuous improvement process.



The PDCA cycle


1. Planning

During the planning stage, the main focus is on developing a solution. The first thing to do is to identify a problem. Then possible causes are defined, evaluated, and a solution is developed. In the planning phase, the greatest care is required.


2. Conversion

In the second phase, the aim is to test the solution worked out in the first step extensively. By testing, the occurrence of undesirable side effects can be ruled out.


3. Result check

This is about the evaluation of the Kaizen method. Are the solutions to the problems reasonable and efficient? If the defined solutions and goals are achieved, the method can be extended to other areas in a targeted and consistent manner.


4. Introduce solution

If the Kaizen method and solution developed proves to be positive, a standard for quality assurance is formulated and implemented in the respective processes.



The ultimate digital tool for kaizen success


Lumiform is a powerful digital solution for inspection checklists. The mobile app helps organizations easily implement and monitor continuous improvement efforts by providing access to Kaizen tools anytime, anywhere and through any mobile device. Lumiform offers you the following advantages:


Individual digital forms

The flexible form construction kit makes it possible to create new individual checklists at any time and to adapt them again and again.


First class customer service

Lumiform’s excellent 24/5 support will reliably answer all your questions about the app when you need assistance using the tool.


Scheduling and notifications

The Lumiform App ensures that the schedule is kept. All employees receive notifications about the procedure and due dates. Managers automatically receive notifications when assignments are overdue and problems have occurred.


Time-defined work steps

Keep an eye on your schedule and use the information to identify opportunities to increase your efficiency.


Faster identification and resolution of problems

The data you collect from inspections is collected under the Analysis Tab. Here you can access all data and view your performance reports broken down by time, location and department. This helps you quickly identify causes and problems so you can fix them as quickly as possible.


Track inspections in facilities over time

Monitor your team’s inspection performance and identify opportunities to improve the process and efficiency of your operations.


Integrations

Connect Lumiform’s Software to enterprise software systems.


Time-defined targets

Keep an eye on what’s happening and identify insights from the information gained to increase your efficiency.