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Identifying Phenomena for Minor Stops – 6 Gens

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The Deep KAIZEN Approach to Minor Stops (Identifying Phenomena) 1. The 6 ‘Gens’ 1.‘Gen ba’ 現場 – The Precise Location Go to the actual place where the problem occurs, and examine everything carefully. 2.‘Gen butsu’ 現物 – The Evidence View the actual objects, parts and materials involved in the problem. 3.‘Gen

Deep Kaizen for Minor Stops – 7 Step Kaizen

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How is a Minor Stop Defined? A machine stoppage is called a ‘minor stop’ when: the machine stops working for a short time; the machine can easily be restarted by removing or repositioning a workpiece; the machine can be restarted within a few seconds or minutes. The losses due

RFT (Right First Time) Changeover Kaizen, Beyond SMED (Single Minute Exchange Die)

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What “Right First Time Changeover” means? RFT Changeover The structure of Changeover operations Preparation; Operations to bring and to look for hand-tools, jigs, all tools for changeover and include material loading & unloading operations. Setup; Operations to exchange jigs, guides etc. from one things to others. Adjustment; Trial-and-error operations

One slide Kaizen and Cap-Do (PDCA) cycle hybrid

Maximize the Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Process and Plants Through Uncompromising Elimination of Losses and Continuous Improvement of Performance. Step 1 – Identify The Situation Charter Team Collect available Data Classify Losses Step 2 – Justify The Situation Stratify Losses Select the Subject Verify Relevance to Site Master Plan Step 3 –