Everything can and should be improved
‒ look for improvement opportunities constantly.


Kaikaku is a lean production term that means radical change, transformation, a revolution.

It means radical overhaul of an activity to eliminate all waste and
create greater value.

It is a rapid and
radical change process.

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Kaikaku-Kaizen Synergy

Kaikaku is sought in addition to Kaizen, not in place of Kaizen. 

Kaikaku is a rapid change event as opposed to Kaizen which is smaller incremental improvements. Kaikaku is revolutionary while Kaizen is evolutionary. Kaikaku sometimes used as a precursor to Kaizen activities. Kaizen is essential for a long-term lean transformation... More






Hiroyuki Hirano's The 10 Kaikaku Commandments are all good basic principles to start any improvement journey.

It is top down initiative to activate a bottom up empowerment for change


Throw out the traditional concept of manufacturing methods.

Think about how the new method will work, not how it won't work.

Problems give you a chance to use your brain >>>

Don't accept excuses; totally deny the status quo >>>






Ask "Why" five times.  >>>

Correct mistakes the moment they are found.

Don't seek perfection; a 50% implementation rate is fine as long as it's done on the spot.

Don't spend money on Kaikaku.

Ten persons' ideas are better than one person's knowledge.

Kaikaku knows no limits... More

"Problems give you a chance to use your brains."
~ Hiroyuki Hirano