Data makes kaizen events shorter and more impactful

I’m a big fan of kaizen events. My background is in lean engineering, and if there’s one thing that makes a lean engineer salivate, it’s continuous improvement. Over the past few years, I’ve both conducted kaizen events as a process engineer and helped customers with kaizens as the head of continuous improvement with Drishti. All […]

How factory video traceability lowers quality costs

Back in April, one month into California’s lockdown, my wife and I decided to “celebrate” (in coronavirus-fashion) our anniversary by ordering take-out from one of our favorite restaurants. This being the height of quarantine, the restaurant’s normally packed parking lot was nearly empty. One might assume, then, that with demand down, my order would get […]

Monozukuri and takumi: Scaling the craftsman mentality in a 21st century factory

Monozukuri and takumi are two key ideas from the Toyota Production System that promote craftsmanship in the modern manufacturing process, ensuring quality and a superior end user experience that can be shared and incorporated across organizations at scale.