Last year the EMC’s Operations Director Trevor Leeks set EMC’ers a challenge; 10,000 Kaizens in just 12 months.
In 2018, the EMC closed off 1,200 Kaizens, 66% of which were Quick Kaizens; simple yet impactful solutions created and managed by local teams. A further 20% were Process Kaizens, often involving support from other functions at the EMC. Similarly, the Kaizen team were increasingly being called on to support Process Kaizen and overall they provided assistance on 14% of Kaizens raised in 2018.
In the first two months of 2019, 907 Kaizens have been raised across the facility, with 829 of these closed.
Trevor said: “I set this ambitious target as I truly believe that we can develop ideas that make a real difference to day to day operations. 10,000 is a big challenge, but there’s already been some great work done and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the same.”