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About the Author

Kenneth Dailey is a degreed Industrial Engineer and has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the ASQ (American Society for Quality). He has more than twenty years of manufacturing experience in fields as diverse as Circuit Cards, Electromechanical Assemblies, Machine Shops and Sheet Metal Fabrication. His straight forward, common language and simple writing style easily lends itself to a wide spectrum of readers. <BR><P><B> Also Available in Spanish</B> see: El Manual del Bolsillo de Kaizen
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 41 pages
  • Publisher: DW Publishing Co. (October 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974722162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974722160
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Elijah Chingosho on May 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
Kaizen is a Japanese word that means improvement. The Kaizen concept is on continuous improvement with a focus on the goals of quality, cost and schedule that ultimately drive company profitability. "The Kaizen Pocket Handbook" is a fantastic book for those that wish to have a quick guide for Kaizen and Kaizen Events.

Japanese companies distinguish between Kaizen (continuous change/improvement) and innovation (radical change). The Kaizen concept focuses on the elimination of waste and inefficiency. The kaizen five-S framework for good housekeeping is tidiness; orderliness; cleanliness; standardised clean-up and discipline.

Kaizen is a people oriented, relatively easy to implement and require long-term discipline. The concept fits well with incremental change situations that require long-term change of organisational culture.

This is a well written book, in simple and easy to understand language that makes it a valuable companion for those that wish to get started on the Kaizen and Kaizen events. The book is brief and to the point, highlighting the essentials without getting bogged down with details.
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This is an excellent primer for anyone getting started with Kaizen and Kaizen Events. The book covers all of the basics in a thorough, concise, and easy to read manner. A good value for the money.
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I wanted a quick reference to understand the basics of Kaizen, so I can "talk the talk". This book is a small booklet, and takes about 15 minutes to read. For my purpose it was perfect. It highlighted it and now carry it a reference.
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Very useful summary of the whole philosophy. What I expect in a handbook, concise information and a structured setup. Good for refreshing terms and maybe also for new comers that don't want to read a 500 page book.
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This is a very handy and useful pocket tool. It is very simple and easy to understand.
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By court on September 14, 2012
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To start with this book is simple and short, just the facts with a minimal number of words. It's great for line personnel who don't have the time for a 250 page book. This is a fairly simple subject so a longer book is a waste of time. I highly recommend The Kaizen Pocket Handbook.
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Good simple to the point book. If you are familiar with any of these techniques it is enough to get started. Implementation details would be covered elsewhere.
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Good little book to keep on or in your desk. It is easy to carry to meetings to help keep you on track and focus to the proper procedure(s).
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