February 19, 2020 Meeting

February 19, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Panda Inn
3223 E, N Centre Lake Drive
Ontario, CA 91761
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Topic: KAIZEN - A TOOL FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF A BUSINESS AND PROCESS INVOLVED     Presented by C. G. MISTRY

Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning "continuous improvement." It is a Japanese business philosophy (now adopted worldwide) which uses the processes that continuously improve operations. 

Kaizen involves the key personnel  who work in the process to be improved, and involve all employees that are in any way connected with the process under study. 

Kaizen provides improvement in productivity and in turn improve business performance as a gradual and methodical process.

The concept of kaizen encompasses a wide range of ideas. It involves making the work environment more efficient and effective by creating a team atmosphere, improving everyday procedures, ensuring employee satisfaction, and making a job more fulfilling, less tiring, and safer.

Key Takeaways 

  • Kaizen is a philosophy that productivity can be improved gradually by involving all employees. 
  • The small changes can involve quality control, just-in-time delivery, standardized work, the use of efficient equipment, and the elimination of waste.
  • Changes may come from employees anytime and don’t have a specific time frame, where kaizen merely recognizes that small changes now, can have big future impacts.

     

Our Speaker: C. G. Mistry

C.G. Mistry is a quality and business professional. He has over 25 years’ experience in quality including plant set up, Quality department set up, Training people in Quality methods providing Kaizen and Lean manufacturing. He has experiences with commercial, aerospace, Defense and Nuclear industries.

C.G. received his postgraduate degrees from University of La Verne (MBA) and Cal State Dominguez Hills (MSQA). He teaches at University of California Riverside and is also a refresher course trainer for ASQ certifications.

He is ASQ certified CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA and CSSBB.

C.G. has been an active ASQ member for over 20 years. He is currently Regional Director for Pacific Region of ASQ.

CG is ASQ Fellow.

For further information on the meeting or interested in presenting at the monthly meeting please contact Subbu Shanmugham by email at [email protected] or at 714-613-3257.