Kaizen for the 21st Century
An enterprise-wide culture of Continuous Improvement (CI) and innovation is essential to the DNA of any competitive organisation. Indeed, statistics show that successful CI cultures consistently deliver average annual cost reduction of 1 – 5 %.
However, despite substantial effort and funding, the vast majority of CI ‘programmes’ worldwide don’t achieve lasting success. Indeed, estimates indicate that globally less than 3% of organisations have a sustained CI process and culture at multiple organisation levels that delivers clear and tangible benefits. Each level, from front-line operations through middle management to top leadership, faces its own specific challenges; so that for most organisations sustaining a CI culture remains elusive.
The following sections outline why this has traditionally been the case and then explain how KaizApp® has been specifically designed to overcome these challenges through the Digital Transformation of Kaizen. In this way, organisations of any size can achieve enterprise-wide CI more easily than ever before.