Apr 29, 2021 | Posted by Matt Elson
We were taught a very simple rubric from my very days at #Toyota and from the coaches at #TSSC. Keep improvement simple, verify through experimentation, then standardize / stabilize, and repeat. Accordingly, our approach is always to use simple, hand drawn sketches, notes, tables, charts and graphs. There is no sense in making them pretty (in a .ppt or .xls or CAD drawing) if the concept doesn’t work in the first place.
When applying to physical process #kaizen, it was simple as well. First hold, then tape, then clamp, then bolt, then weld.
This simple #PDCA thinking is ingrained in everything we do. It is simple, but extremely powerful and effective when you have the discipline to do it.
The kaizen tool kit
There is lots of time to make it pretty in the future. The first priority is to make it better!
This article was originally posted on LinkedIn, here: Keep Improvement Simple LinkedIn Post.