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How Kata Transforms Manufacturing Practices

by Manufacture Nevada

How Kata Transforms Manufacturing Practices

Manufature Nevada, a proud NIST MEP affiliate, offers a wide range of services such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Set-up Time Reduction, Kaizen, Toyota Kata, and ISO quality management. Through these services, Nevada manufacturers can cut costs, improve processes, become more innovative and responsive to new opportunities, plan for the future, and attract supply chain partners.

What is Kata?

Kata means pattern, routine, habits or way of doing things. Kata is a structured improvement methodology that focuses on developing a mindset of scientific thinking and problem-solving. It involves practicing a routine of deliberate practice, typically through the use of specific routines or patterns, to achieve desired outcomes.

The Toyota Kata management and leadership approach builds upon the philosophy of lean. It helps companies to further develop the people skills (thinking and behavior) necessary for continuous improvement, thus transforming a firm’s culture. Our business advisors are equipped with the knowledge and tools to train people within organizations to deal with obstacles systematically, and cultivate their ability to develop solutions. Research has found that companies that embrace this approach become highly adaptable and innovative.

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Many companies have introduced Lean techniques, but the results often do not sustain. By practicing the Toyota Kata routines and patterns, anyone can become better equipped to navigate ambiguity and reach challenging goals.

Contact us or sign up for one of our upcoming events to learn more about how Kata can transform your business.

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