Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke & Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

I’m working on a Engineering exercise and need support.

KAIZEN: Watch two video clips:

Kaizen Overview Gemba Academy: 9 minutes

Kaizen/Continuous Improvement -Ten Commandments- Gemba – 7 min

4. TPM: Watch following two videos

5 minute video on TPM:

10 minute video on OEE:

5. Internet resources: Some lean tools at

1. Use Excel to construct a Pareto diagram (show both individual data and cumulative %) using the data given in problem #3 (page 54). What do you conclude from the diagram?

2. Consider the situation “You are painting a ceiling and the paint is dripping on your face” (problem 8, page 55). Draw a cause-and-effect diagram showing at least one or two causes in each of the six categories: Environment, Materials, Manpower, Methods, Machinery/Equipment and Measurement. Explain which of the causes you would look at first to solve the problem.

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