Carinafour’s daily management system, C4 Floor Management, has been developed to respond to the requirements of our customers in the marine industry. C4 Floor Management is a part of the C4 Production System and in line with the principles of Kaizen; it is in continuous development in our company. Carinafour’s daily management system is an integral part of production scheduling, safety planning, communication and control. C4 Floor management also enables continuous development of production and manufacturing processes while ensuring fulltime controllability of production processes.
Production workers utilise the principles of Kaizen every day by identifying problems in the processes they are involved in and by making improvements related to reducing waste and non-value added in the processes. Process improvements can be introduced faster when already in the production line problems are identified and decisions made about the improvements in the parts of the processes that are fairly easy to execute. Kaizen also requires efficient background processes so that the people making continuous improvement are motivated in what they do and feel that the suggestions related to improvements they have pointed out are heard. At Carinafour, all of the identified problems and improvement suggestions are collected and discussed in daily management meetings.