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今井正明(Masaaki Imai)
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今井正明(Masaaki Imai)
今井正明(Masaaki Imai)——被尊为Kaizen(持续改进方法)之父。

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今井正明简介

  今井正明,全球改善咨询集团创始人,被尊为KAIZEN改善思想之父,质量管理大师,曾获亚太地区人力资源发展终身成就奖,美国新乡奖专业研究著作奖,印度政府质量管理荣誉第一院士。

  今井正明1930年出生于日本东京,毕业于东京大学,曾与世界著名质量管理专家爱德华戴明博士、丰田生产系统创始人之一大野耐一以及丰田汽车公司原会长丰田章一郎等共事,并一同研究精益方法与管理技术。他曾作为日本大使代表日本工业部出访欧美国家进行学术交流。

  通过多年的积累和潜心研究,他将日本改善方法同欧美管理系统相结合,研发出KAIZEN Management System(改善管理系统),致力于帮助全球企业打造精益运营系统及生产管理体系。

  Kaizen意味着改进,涉及每一个人、每一环节的连续不断的改进:从最高的管理部门、管理人员到工人。“持续改善”的策略是日本管理部门中最重要的理念,是日本人成功的关键。

  今井正明于1985年成立了全球改善咨询集团(KAIZEN Institute Consulting Group),,是全球最早实现专业服务的精益咨询公司

  今井正明的主要著作有:《改善:日本企业成功的奥秘》、《十六个避免说“不”的方法》、《莫把Yes作答案》、《现场改善》等。

Masaaki Imai

  Masaaki Imai (born 1930, in Tokyo) is a consultant in the field of quality management.

  Known as the “Lean Guru” and the father of Continuous Improvement (CI) Masaaki Imai has been a pioneer and leader in spreading the KAIZEN philosophy all over the world.

  Mr. Imai’s ground breaking book, “Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success” was an instant global best seller, firmly embedding the word Kaizen in the corporate lexicon. It was the first book (1986) to introduce the ‘LEAN’ philosophy to the world, four years before the book “The Machine That Changed The World: The Story of Lean Production”. His firsthand account is based on his close associations and travels with such legendary giants as Shoichiro Toyoda and Taichi Ohno and reveals the secrets behind the success of Toyota and other Japanese companies.

  Mr. Imai’s sequel book on this subject “Gemba KAIZEN: A Commonsense, Low-cost Approach to Management” was published in 1997. This book uses relevant case studies to detail 21 practical KAIZEN management practices, including methodologies and tools to be applied where the real action takes place. The result: greater productivity, quality and profits achieved with minimal cost and time.

  The concept of KAIZEN is to make simple, common sense improvements and refinements to critical end-to-end business processes- supporting the overall CI strategy of the organization. In the mid-eighties Mr. Imai brought this message to executives of the leading North American carmakers. The message was premature and we see the results today. No one would have guessed that by 2009 Toyota would replace GM as the world leader. Today, companies around the world have used KAIZEN for greater productivity, speed, quality and profits with minimal cost, time and effort, to get results and to become recognized industry leaders.

  Mr. Imai’s journey started in 1950 at age 26, taking Japanese managers on tours of American plants looking for the secrets of high productivity. In 1961, he returned to Japan and became the first corporate headhunter and consultant to major corporations striving for a competitive advantage. Twenty years later, the situation was reversed, with Mr. Imai receiving visitors from all over the world intent on seeking out the secrets of their Japanese trading partners- via KAIZEN Tours (then known as Japan Study Tours).

  In keeping with his philosophy of never-ending continuous improvement Mr. Imai founded Kaizen Institute in 1985, also now known as Kaizen Institute Consulting Group (KICG). He continues to play a significant role as the Ambassador and visionary of the organization, while actively participating in conferences around the world spreading his unique, convincing message of KAIZEN LEAN. The uniqueness is focused on a top down-bottom up approach that engages the entire enterprise to create a Lean culture that is sustainable.

  Kaizen Institute supports organizations of all sizes in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, in all business sectors. It provides broad consulting, training and certification (KAIZEN College), and benchmarking services. All consultants must have practical field experience as well as having master the philosophy, methodologies and tools of Lean. The dynamic culture of the group remains the same, comfortably under the shadow of Masaaki Imai, while leveraging the global resources and reach of Kaizen Institute.

Books Authored By Masaaki Imai

  1975 Never Take Yes for an Answer: An Inside Look at Japanese Business

  1986 KAIZEN: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success

  1997 Gemba KAIZEN: A Commonsense, Low-cost Approach to Management

  2009 New book pending (to be named)

  Mr. Imai has had several other books published on non-related subjects

Other International Awards and Recognition

  1998 Asia-Pacific Human Resource Development Award

  1999 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize for Gemba KAIZEN

  Masaaki Imai has been featured keynote speaker at International Conferences and Universities in more than 40 countries, advocating his philosophies and Kaizen Institute’s principles and methodologies.

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