Genba Kaizen Consultant

KAKIZAWA, Kouichi

Kouichi, Kakizawa

Ricoh Co. - Quality Control Divison Introduced Toyota Production System in Ricoh after training for five years in Motomachi Plant of Toyota Motor Co.

At Ricoh, he launched a Ricoh Production System based on the Toyota Production System. After that, he instructed other industries, such as food and confectionery industry and medical industry etc., on the Toyota Production System.

He works on machine productivity improvement, capacity improvement of bottleneck machines, cost reduction of conveyor production system, construction of cell production system (single person system, rotation system, work sharing system, work divide system), construction of production line using carts, establishment of 5S workplace culture, and quality and equipment management.

Domestic consulting achievements

Inspection organization
  • Introduction of IOT system and Time prism

  • Engine manufacturer
  • Introduction of IOT system and Time prism

  • Construction
  • Construction assistant:Productivity improvement, Labor saving, Establishment of standardized work

  • Medical manufacturer
  • Productivity improvement, Quality improvement, Equipment management (TPM : Total Productive Maintenance)

  • Solar panels
  • Productivity improvement, Quality improvement, 5S, 3T, Visualization

  • Food manufacturer
  • Productivity improvement, Lead time reduction, Labor saving

  • Automobile parts manufacturer
  • Lead time reduction, Labor saving (plating line, painting line), Press equipment management (TPM)

  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Safety improvement, Inventory reduction, Quality improvement, Productivity improvement, M/T improvement

  • Dentist, Dental technician
  • Safety improvement, Labor saving, Productivity improvement, L/T reduction

  • Electrical devices
  • Safety improvement, Labor saving, Productivity improvement, L/T reduction, Construction of production line using carts, Construction of cell production
  • Telephone pole manufacturing
  • Safety improvement, Labor saving, Productivity improvement, L/T reduction

  • Printing maker
  • Safety improvement, Labor saving, Productivity improvement, Quality improvement

  • Cosmetics manufacturer
  • Safety improvement, Labor saving, Productivity improvement, L/T reduction, M/T reduction

  • Tea production
  • Productivity improvement, Activation of small group activity

  • Warehouse・Logistics
  • Productivity improvement, Quality improvement

  • International consulting achievements

    Ukraine
  • Supermarket (Inventory reduction, Workability improvement, Quality improvement)

  • Korea
  • Automobile engine maker

  • China
  • Manufacturing of motor engine

  • Vietnam
  • Manufacturing of motorcycle muffler
    Productivity improvement, Quality improvement

  • Russia
  • Introduction of TPS to engine manufacturer
  • Introduction of TPS to automobile manufacturer

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