KAKIZAWA, KouichiKouichi Kakizawa
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.
Field of expertise
#Quality improvement #Cost reduction#Productivity improvement#Lead time reduction#Safety improvement #Iot#Others
#Architecture / Construction#White collar#Warehouse logistics#Medicine#Food#Others
Domestic consulting achievements
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.
|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|
Introduction of TPS to engine manufacturer
Introduction of TPS to automobile manufacturer
3 reasons why we are chosen REASON
Improvement experience of
more than 1,500 companies in 40 countries
There must be the shop floor issues that cannot be solved by your own company alone. Improvements and reforms for manufacturing industry to survive, regardless of country or industry, need development of your human resources through practical experiences of improvement, and strengthening of your production system base.
Consulting that shop floor workers
acknowledge our superiority and be pleased
In conventional consulting styles, there was a distance between consultant and the shop floor because it was promoted mainly consultant and management executives. Our consultant can provide a guidance without a distance between consultant and the shop floor through the guidance based on the “seeds of improvement” in a concrete way, instead of “finding fault” like a critic.
Continuous improvement will continue
even after the end of guidance
While strengthening “human resource development”, we focus on the “overall flow” from design to purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, and production control, and provide guidance that matches the actual situation of your company. Continuous improvement will continue even after the end of guidance through the guidance that is acceptable to the shop floor workers.