The Kaizen method
Initially presented by Toyota and increasingly embraced around the world, the kaizen method is based on the principle that sets the basics of this philosophy: "energy comes from below", which means that in a business, results are not obtained by management but thanks to the direct work on the product. Management then acquires a new function, not tied to hierarchical management but rather supporting staff directly involved in production.
Itlas has been using the Kaisen method since February 2009: the first workshop concerned the application of the principles to the sawmill department for the production of wood strips. Since then, four days a year, employees from all departments gather together and make suggestions that can benefit production processes.