In this sequel to his popular business/quality management book, Kaizen: The Key to Japan's Competitive Success (1986), Imai offers a step forward?continuous improvement (kaizen) applied to the concept of continuous improvement in the workplace (gemba). The book reflects a definite operations bias. Indeed, Imai advocates the removal of all those peripheral things (muda) that cloud the focus of an organization. Some of the principles, such as the need for good housekeeping, seem simplistic, but Imai is on solid ground, demonstrating the practicality of gemba kaizen with a number of abbreviated case studies. The one weakness is the lack of adequate recognition of precedent setters: F.W. Taylor's Principles of Scientific Management (1912) and the work of W.A. Shewhart, W.E. Deming, J. Juran, etc. All in all, essential for business collections.?Steven Silkunas, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, Philadelphia
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Not as good as others out there, especially the Kaizen Event Implementation Manual. No details or real life information.Published on July 31 2001 by Mark E.
I read Gemba first and then followed up with Kaizen. I think it is necessary to read both, even though some people might disagree and say that if you read Kaizen first there was no... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2000 by Floyd Hickerson
This book will change the way you think. If you apply the methods in the book, you will be well on your way to that continuous improvement journey. Read morePublished on May 6 1999
Great book for any Manager involved in the implementation of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing principles. Read morePublished on April 30 1999 by email@example.com
Do not expend thousands of dollars on consulters, expend just a few dollars to buy this book and implement these methodology in your company or business. GREAT BOOKPublished on June 4 1998