On the Lean forum, a clever guy named Sam Xia shared his own personal kaizen success case study improving himself (with the ultimate goal being that he become LEAN).
He was weighing in at about 181 pounds, and set a goal for himself to lose 29 pounds in 90 days – which he did.
He illustrated his progress with a slideshow that explicitly explains every step of his PDCA, and analyzes everything in a very objective manner, which I think many people would be hard-pressed to do.
Here are a few photos that he shared:
Kaizen Guide: Better your business with continuous improvement
To be successful, you can’t make an improvement once and forget about it. Effective lean businesses use kaizen, which means “continuous improvement”. In kaizen, everyone looks for ways to improve processes on a daily basis. This Kaizen Guide explains
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