Our Kaizen blogs

Read our blogs on your and our work field here. With interviews, tips, downloads, articles, and other relevant information about Kaizen. Want to read more? Take a look at our blogs about Kaizen, OEE, Assessment, 5D audits, and LEAN improving!

14 February 2020

The power of autonomous maintenance

Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is an effective method to improve the manufacturing process. It contributes to employee ownership and eases the manufacturing process.

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10 February 2020

Continuous improvement at KMWE

How do you go from improving to continuous improving? Continuous Improvement Leader Joep Engels works with KMWE at cultural change.

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21 January 2020

How to make a strong improvement proposal

A strong improvement proposal is the basis for every improvement process. The right problem description takes you one step closer to the solution.

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15 January 2020

CleanLease and securing improvements

CleanLease specializes in the cleaning and rental of high-quality textiles. The improvement process often stumbled because of an overflow of improvement ideas and a lack of insight into the added value.

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18 December 2019

Working accident-free at Purmo Group

Purmo Group Belgium NV produces heating solutions. Every year, the company manufactures around 600,000 custom-made radiators.

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10 December 2019

Cierpa Suite: the sum of improvement

Cierpa Suite has five improvement modules that, on their own, effectively eliminate waste and get you great results. But what happens when all the modules work together?

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27 November 2019

Kanban at the factory

Kanban is a smart stock method used in diverse organizations. What is it, and how does kanban work at a factory?

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03 October 2019

Achieving success with Kaizen

Many companies want to improve but don’t know how to. Kaizen is a very effective method for realizing a successful improvement culture.

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06 August 2019

The improvement process at Hessing BV

With more than 2000 employees in four countries, Hessing BV focuses on ultra-fresh vegetable handling. Specializing in vegetables and fruits, it is a supplier to supermarkets, wholesalers, caterers, and restaurants.

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24 July 2019

Using a digital whiteboard in your improvement process

A digital whiteboard is a new way to support the improvement process. What are the advantages compared to a traditional whiteboard?

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20 May 2019

Process improvement in nine steps

Process improvement is a common practice in many different industries and organizations. Improvement methods like LEAN, Agile, and Six Sigma support continuous improvement in the manufacturing industry, logistics, construction, and many other sectors.

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11 April 2019

Five tips for improvement in a decentralized organization

A decentralized organization is usually made up of small independent islands. How do you improve together?

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06 March 2019

Supporting lead times in Kaizen

At Cierpa, we use our own software. This way we can understand and share your user experience: if we know what you encounter, we can better adapt the software to your needs!

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05 March 2019

What is LEAN software?

More and more companies use LEAN software. How significant is the role of LEAN software and what does it do for your company?

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04 March 2019

Improving in practice: Fred Waij

Fred Waij is a man of practice. With 25 years of experience in operational jobs at Heineken and MSD, he really knows how to improve on the workplace.

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29 January 2019

5 Questions for your improvement consultant

An external improvement consultant can guide your improvement project and can contribute significantly to your success. But how do you choose the best improvement consultant?

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28 January 2019

7 Tips for your Kaizen action list

The Cierpa Kaizen action list charts all improvement points in your organization. A clear oversight will enable you to monitor progress.

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27 January 2019

Tips from the improvement coach: Peter Santegoeds

An improvement consultant is the spider in the web of improvement processes. We asked experienced improvement consultants to share some of their knowledge.

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08 January 2019

4 Steps from improvement opportunity to improvement activity

Improving starts with collecting improvement opportunities. Better yet: by recognizing waste and targeting improvement opportunities.

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07 January 2019

Which improvement software fits your company?

You’ve already started with continuous process improvement, but you still use paper, whiteboards or Excel. Or, you haven’t started yet, but you have continuous improvement in mind.

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17 December 2018

LEAN Manufacturing in 4 steps

LEAN manufacturing is all about working waste-free. What’s the optimal output when the processes can run 24 hours per day, and seven days a week, without interruptions?

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05 December 2018

From improvement opportunity to improvement activity

Improving starts with collecting improvement opportunities. Better yet: by recognizing waste and targeting improvement opportunities.

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29 November 2018

Successful improving in practice: Zeelandia

For over 100 years, the Zeelandia family business has been delivering raw baking materials for bread and confectionary. With 3100 employees all over the world, in 23 production plants from Kenya to Russia, Zeelandia has become a large international player.

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20 November 2018

Tremendous results after the 5000th Speedy Kaizen!

Recently, we celebrated the 5000th Cierpa Speedy Kaizen. We are incredibly proud of the 200 million euro in annual savings our customers discover with Speedy Kaizen.

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20 November 2018

5 Tips on shift transfer

In factories, shift transfers happen every day. The morning shift relieves the afternoon shift, and everybody wants to go home or get started.

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19 November 2018

How many steps does your improvement cycle have?

The essential steps in your improvement cycle are evident: Plan – Do – Check - Act. However, one improvement cycle can be more straightforward than the other.

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12 November 2018

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