What is Paper Kaizen?

Paper kaizen is a continuous improvement process which describes a process on a paper, used to identify and eliminate/ reduce the waste (Non Value Adding Activities) in the process and thereby streamline the entire process.

Every process consists of a set of work elements that will be value adding or non value adding activity from the standpoint of the customer. In paper kaizen approach, we do not include waste or non value adding activity as work elements. We should eliminate these waste before the future state of the process is put in plaace.

Some Guide lines for paper Kaizen :

  • Do not include any walking as a work element
  • Do not include out of cycle work for operators as work elements
  • Do not include operators waiting for machines to cycle as a work element
  • Do not include time for removing finished parts from machines wherever automatic eject could reasonably be introduced.