genba-kanri.com

The web site devoted to continuously improving manufacturing competitiveness

Here we present a more detailed explanation than those accessed via the 'overview'. Some pages  take a little longer to download, but we believe that they're worth waiting for. 

Note: This site will never be complete - there will always be additions and improvements to be made! We would welcome your improvement suggestions on the 'contacts' page.

Click on any of the underlined words for a link to a more detailed explanation.

GENBA KANRI 

GENBA KANRI EXPLANATION      'Workshop Management' The system by which standards for running the day-to-day business are established, maintained controlled and improved FIRST STEP CASE STUDY BRIEF STRATEGY
COST DOWN APPROACH EASY WORKING

TQC

TOTAL QUALITY CONTROL EXPLANATION Focus on peoples activities and their inter-relationships within the organisation. TQM; CWQC; Six Sigma WAREHOUSE WORKSHOP LEAD TIME REDUCTION
FEEDBACK SYSTEM EXAMPLE / CASE STUDY

TPM

TPM EXPLANATION Total Productive Maintenance - Focus on the work environment and facilities LEVELS OF 5C  (PHOTOS) FACILITY LAYOUT e.g.
MACHINING CAPACITY CLEANING & CHECKING

JIT

JUST-IN-TIME EXPLANATION Just in Time - Focus on the flow of the value-adding stream FABRICATION WORKSHOP LOW VOL. ASSEMBLY
F.M.C.G. WORKSHOP ONE-PIECE FLOW

KAIZEN

KAIZEN EXPLANATION According to Masaaki Imai, 'The Key to Japan's Competitive Success' LOGISTICS IDEA PALLET HANDLING
MOTION ECONOMY 'OBVIOUS CONDITION'

SOURCES OF IMPROVEMENT

3 MAIN SOURCES OF IMPROVEMENT

There are three sources of improvement: innovation; kaizen or continuous improvement - and another, largely ignored!

MOULDING / ASSY.  e.g. EXAMPLE / CASE STUDY
EXAMPLE / CASE STUDY EXAMPLE / CASE STUDY
 GK MAIN PAGE CONTACT GK IN BRIEF

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The Japanese have something they call the          San Gen Shugi       'Three Reals Philosophy'  

In our work assisting manufacturing companies, we also believe in taking action in real time - on the spot!

 Genba: the real place

Genbutsu: the real thing

Genjitsu: realistic action

We have a saying too:                                       'There are three things which cannot be recovered:  time, the spoken word, and the missed opportunity'

How much longer can your business afford to wait?

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With thanks to all those we have worked with over the years who have allowed us to share some of the fun (and frustration!) of making their genbas more satisfying to work in.