Production System (CPS)
Canon employees are offering around 50
improvement ideas per year per employee.
In some Canon plants, the foremen are
told to set aside the half-hour as Kaizen time – time to do nothing
but thinking improvement in the workshop. The foremen use this
period to identify problems and work on Kaizen programs.
Each Canon employee receives a 55-page
pocket-size CPS Notebook that explains the CPS, how to get Kaizen
targets, and the award system. These CPS Notebooks also have special
pages entitled "My Self-Development Goals – Method, Tools, and
Investment" to be filled in by the worker...
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