Juran Kata: Engage the Workforce

The Juran Kata presents a pragmatic approach to fostering incremental improvements within departments or among employees. Unlike traditional continuous improvement methods typically spearheaded by trained specialists through formal projects, Juran Kata focuses on engaging the everyday workforce in the improvement process.
Juran Kata: Engage the Workforce
The Juran Kata presents a pragmatic approach to fostering incremental improvements within departments or among employees. Unlike traditional continuous improvement methods typically spearheaded by trained specialists through formal projects, Juran Kata focuses on engaging the everyday workforce in the improvement process.

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Juran Kata approach introduces an excellent means of engaging with the workforce. It is a method for incremental improvement that requires minimal resources and specialist intervention. It centers around establishing a clear vision or target for each worker, workgroup, or value stream, along with identifying metrics to gauge progress. Through a structured process involving continuous improvement activities (KATA), teams collaboratively explore, test, and adopt ideas to move closer to the target condition.

 

The Juran KATA Training includes:

The Juran Kata Training can be completed online or in person. It consists of twelve, 15-25 minute online training modules for most employees and an additional advanced program for Team Leaders and previously trained Lean Six Sigma Belts.

The Juran KATA tools include:

  • Introduction to KATA Daily Improvement
  • Cause-and-effect diagram & 5 Why
  • Check sheet (data collection)
  • Control chart (run chart)
  • Histogram (frequency distribution)
  • Pareto Chart
  • Process Analysis
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Stratification
  • Is/Is Not
  • Control Plan: Standard Work, Visual Work Instructions
  • Mistake proofing (poke yoke)
  • Attribute MSA
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