From July 2nd to 06th,
Kaizen Institute Portugal was with some members of the CJR Renewables team to
carry out intensive training for Kaizen implementation.
Goal Setting, Current Situation Mapping, Waste
Hunting , Kaizen Tooling and Solution Design were the activities performed at
this workshop. This phase resulted in an Action Plan with definition of
KAIZEN Events, implementation schedule and definition of teams that will promote this implementation.
For Ana Machado, from the Corporate QHSE Department
and responsible for the development of this project considers that
"this represents a current and future value for
company’s course . With the involvement of all teams, I believe that this
project will be a milestone in our daily improvement process. "
It should be remembered that Kaizen's goal is to confer
competitive advantages to the company, such as increased productivity,
profitability and resource motivation, elimination of waste, reduction of production times and optimization of equipment.
The method was born from the management system of
the Japanese group Toyota and is present in more than 35 countries and in
thousands of companies from 14 sectors of activity. The Kaizen Institute, founded in
Switzerland in 1985 by Masaaki Imai, has gained even more prominence in
recent years as it has been responsible for the growth of international
companies such as EDP, Zara or Bosch.