• Strategic Kaizen versus Daily Kaizen by Alin Posteuca (1)

Why Daily Kaizen is not enough?

 22/03/2023
By Dr. Alin Posteucă

Daily Kaizen is very important, but it is very difficult for all organizations to completely and continuously achieve all their operational and financial expectations simultaneously using only this. Strategic Kaizen is required to achieve all that.

In short, Strategic Kaizen is top-down leadership to simultaneously meet strategic operational and financial expectations through the continuous and complete transformation of organizations at all levels to achieve the ideal state of flow, the state of Synchronous Profitable Operations, without investment, for the continuous benefit of all stakeholders.

In this context, 7 reasons can be highlighted in favor of Strategic Kaizen:

  1. continuous measurement and study of the full potential for strategic productivity improvements – strategic alignment;
  2. calculating the annual target level of profit per minute required to be met through Strategic Kaizen in a feasible manner;
  3. establishing productivity expectations to be strategic improved in a stratified manner at product, process, and company level;
  4. simultaneous harmonious financial and operational strategic reconciliation;
  5. continuous financial visibility of strategic productivity improvements at the budget and cost level;
  6. specific continuous running for organizing, planning and learning;
  7. continuous implementation of Strategic Kaizen projects in six steps, regardless of the sales trend (increasing or decreasing).

Manufacturing organizations need a strategic productivity improvement method that includes the concepts of synchronization and profitability. They need Strategic Kaizen.

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Source: Alin Posteuca on LinkedIn

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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).