Deputy Director-General of the Ethiopian Kaizen Institute said productivity of the industries that implemented Kaizen has jumped from 10% to 37.2% over the past four years

ADDIS ABABA (ENA)―Some 425 institutions have succeeded in implementing Kaizen leadership philosophy and the main focus areas of activity are import substituting manufacturing industries, according to Ethiopian Kaizen Institute.

Deputy Director-General with the institute, Seblewengel Haregeweyn said productivity of the industries that implemented Kaizen has jumped from 10 to 37.2 percent over the past four years.

Wastage declined by 55.2 percent and defects by 31.3 percent, it was indicated.

As a result, more than two billion birr was saved following the implementation of Kaizen, she said.

Some 53,600 employees of the institutions have received training on Kaizen and 7,561 Kaizen development units formed, it was learned.

The implementation of Kaizen in Ethiopia has been registering remarkable achievements in technical and vocational institutions, and housing construction development programs by saving costs.

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Research and Accreditation Deputy Director-General Kokeb Demeke said on his part forums that enable the instilling of Kaizen throughout the nation in the long run is scheduled to take place in five major cities.

The forums in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekelle, Adama and Hawassa will help the cities to implement Kaizen and become clean, beautiful and suitable, he added.

According to Capacity Building Deputy Director-General Mekonnen Yaie capacity building activities have been carried out by integrating manufacturing, services, education, and training institutions.

The integrated citywide movement centers around the goals of the Growth and Transformation Plan II, Mekonnen stated.

Ethiopian Kaizen Institute was established by the government in 2011.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency
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