set standard kaizenKaizen or continuous improvement is in fact a process. So there are steps and activities. And there are performance indicators.

In this post we will give more information about the performance indicator “cycle time improvement suggestions”. Other performance indicators for continuous improvement are described here.

The best performance indicators of continuous improvement are lower cost, shorter leadtime and improved quality.

Performance indicator: Cycle improvement suggestions

Cycle time (a typical Lean term) is the total time from the beginning to the end of your process.

Definition: cycle time is the total time from the start of an improvement to the implementation of this improvement (in days or weeks)

Combined with takt time it gives you information about needed capacity for your improvement process.

It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best. – W. Edwards Deming

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