Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continually improving all functions of a business, from manufacturing to management and from the president to the assembly line workers. By improving standardized activities and processes, Kaizen aims to eliminate waste and achieve lean or optimal manufacturing.

G & E Machine Works began a lean transformation with the Alabama Technology Network  in 2006 by completing the Lean Certificate Series. G & E then set out to complete three Kaizen events as a part of the lean transformation. With the support of the ATN, G & E was able to successfully apply for and receive an IWTP Grant to help pay for its employees' training. During the week of February 5, 2007, G & E successfully completed its second Kaizen event utilizing the tools learned in the Lean Certificate Series. Currently, the ATN is helping G & E to gain ISO 9000 certification.

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