Impact of a KANZEN Intervention
An organization can best sustain growth and development through complete involvement of its entire people. Lean lays down a clear path for such sustainable development of an organization and has a cascading effect by which all the stakeholders within and outside the organization are benefited in some way or the other.
- KIAP delivers value to the customers by looking at the processes every level – Design to Delivery – and impacts everyone in the organisation.
- By Focusing on Muda – Waste and Non-Value Adding activities in the processes – improve shareholders value.
- By focusing on Muri – Avoidable strains – improve employee involvement and morale.
- By focusing on Mura – inconsistencies in processes and activities – enable manager’s to deliver value than to handle variations.
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(Waste (No work) to be eliminated + Non- value
added activities (in Work) to be minimized.)
Impact on the Organisation and Entrepreneurs
Most initiatives focus on the technologies and facilities for bringing in improvement and this requires investment. Lean is the only intervention which focuses on the organizational systems, work processes, conveying methods and practices. Lean demands no investment or very meagre investment. Thus an Organization can achieve high level of performance with very less investment with the help of lean interventions.
Typical results obtained by organizations in India implementing Lean
- 50~70% reduction in THROUGHPUT time
- 50~70% reduction in Inventories
- 20~40% increase in productivity
- 20~40% savings in EXPENSES
- 40%-60% reduction in errors
- >50% release of space
- Significant improvement in morale
- Empowered human resource
- Discovery of new capabilities
Impact on Employees – Managerial and Supervisory
The focus is on individual learning and development which in turn leads to improvement in the process. The lean intervention often helps in the development of those people who normally would never have got the opportunity otherwise. The streamlining of the process eliminates the need for constant fire fighting thereby reducing the stress levels of the managers.
Impact on Workmen
A lot of the waste in processes is related to handling and transportation of material, movement of the workers and working in uncomfortable positions and conditions. Minimizing these makes day to day working easier for workmen who are the actual value-adders in any organization. The workmen also get a chance to participate in cross functional teams and apply their minds to come up with creative ideas to improve their workplace.