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Kaizen Tools

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

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Kaizen Report Template

Use this Kaizen report template to easily define the project, category and section/process and to perform other processes.

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5S Audit Checklist Template

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

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Gemba Walk Checklist

Use this template for managers and supervisors to grasp the condition of the work place.

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5 Whys Template

Use this 5 Whys template to determine the root cause of a problem so that your business teams can prevent encountering them again.

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8 Wastes Template

Use this 8 wastes template to identify any of the 8 wastes in the workplace.

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6S Safety Checklist

With this 6S safety checklist, you can identify hazards or potential risks.

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8D Report Template

An 8D report template is used to document an understandable root-cause inspection based on the 8 Disciplines of Problem-Solving.

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FMEA Template

This FMEA template intends to recognize and document potential problems in FMEA.

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DMAIC Template

A DMAIC template helps Six Sigma users apply the DMAIC method as a root cause analysis for process improvement.

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What are Kaizen tools?


Management and employees use kaizen tools as a tool to implement continuous improvement efforts in the workplace. In the manufacturing industry, they are popular methods to eliminate downtime, in the form of defects, overproduction, waiting, unused talent, transportation, inventory, movement and extra processing. This is also referred to as the 8 wastes in production. The tools are also used to optimise business processes for global competitiveness and are related to the 5S approach to an effective work environment .



This article provides information on the following topics:


1. The Kaizen Methods Tools


2. Kaizen checklist: The PDCA cycle


3. A technology to apply the Kaizen tools


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The Kaizen methods tools


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


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.



Kaizen Checklist: 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.


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The ultimate digital tool for kaizen success


Digital checklists allow you to easily implement and monitor continuous improvement efforts. The digital app guides you step by step through your checks or audits. You can document, analyse and check work steps anytime and anywhere.


With the automatic report generation, you always stay up to date with the latest developments. Share them with the right people. Use the checklists, which can be flexibly adapted to your company's needs, as useful kaizen tools and start a new, more transparent and efficient corporate communication today. Also benefit from the following advantages



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