• 7 Principles of Self Sustaining Strategic KAIZEN Culture Exegens Alin Posteuca

Failure of continuous improvement

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

Many organizations are struggling to make continuous improvements. But, one fact is obvious: often organizational leaders are disappointed with the results of continuous improvement. Is failure an option? Of course not. Especially in these trying times.

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Organizations practice the following the 7 Principles of Strategic Kaizen Culture, self-sustaining culture:

  1. Establish tangible and congruent targets between the managerial ones and those for the activities of each employee;
  2. Clarify, position, and strategically implement Strategic Kaizen projects to achieve mid-term goals.
  3. Realizes the need for strategic transformation (flow reform) and the need for management capacity to implement the transformation.
  4. Build and operate interconnected result management mechanism with Strategic Kaizen results.
  5. Creating a continuous visibility of non-productivity continuously translated into costs, costs that are strategically improved – the Polar Star of Strategic Kaizen;
  6. Execution of Strategic Productivity Improvements in symbiosis with daily improvements – continuous financial visibility of productivity improvements at budget and cost level;
  7. Practice Strategic Kaizen Leadership effective for stimulating people’s creativity by offering useful examples and Strategic Kaizen best practices – with managers at the center.

Making people feel valued is essential to maintaining the momentum for Strategic Kaizen no matter how well the previous Strategic Kaizen process work.

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Dr. Alin Posteucă is a consultant in productivity and profitability, CEO of Exegens® and the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts. His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement and visible profitability of operational excellence by improving productivity. His recent research includes the impact of Industry 4.0 on planning and developing synchronous profitable operations and on information systems of cost and budget in order to substantially improve the operational unit costs.

He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 20 years, delivering training/ workshop programs in Productivity, Innovation, Business Transformation and Leadership for over 5,000 participants.

He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting. He has an MBA Degree and a BA Degree in Accounting and Computer Science and he is certified Public Accountant in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences and congresses regarding Productivity, Profitability and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts, published in four books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA).