Daily Work Management

In order to manage departments, functions, and processes, Daily Work Management (DWM) is a system whereby processes are defined, standardized, regulated, and improved by the process owners.

Nichijo Gemba Kanri, also known as daily work management, is a crucial component of the KAIZEN journey and a crucial tool for lean manufacturing. As we frequently emphasize, “top management commitment” is crucial to the success of a KAIZEN journey. When we consider top management commitment, two crucial responsibilities of leaders in every organization come to mind:

  1. effectively and efficiently conduct daily operations

2 .Plan and carry out actions to accomplish the organization’s objectives and vision.

Or, to put it another way, we can divide these declarations into two initiatives:

  • NichiJo Gemba Kanri (known as Daily Work Management) 
  • Hoshin Kanri (known as Policy Deployment)

Hoshin Kanri is concerned with the adjustments that must be made in order to achieve strategic objectives through ground-breaking KAIZENs, while Nichijo Kanri is concerned with maintaining the advancements made thus far. While Hoshin Kanri will ensure that the company develops in the proper direction, Nichijo Gemba Kanri would lessen crisis management and firefighting situations. Hoshin Kanri symbolizes the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle in the KAIZEN perspective, while Nichijo Gemba Kanri represents the SDCA (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) cycle.
Nichijo Gemba Kanri is therefore necessary for Honshin Kanri.

Why DWM?

Instead of remaining the same, things deteriorate there. Can progress exist without maintaining the status quo? No, is the response. For a business to succeed, little but ongoing improvements are required to maintain the good condition of processes, machines, and equipment, etc.

Need for DWM

No time for improvement? DWM provides a platform for improvement-focused activities.
Avoid constantly putting out fires by reducing friction between and between processes and departments.
If you lack it or inappropriately divide your time, work on improving time management.
to address issues that daily at work.
to reduce unnecessary follow-ups and disruptions during the working day.


Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) DWM (Data and Trend) Charts
Meeting at sunrise and sunset on a whiteboard (Person or Section wise task of the day)

DWM SOP includes the following points:

Meeting Time (Sunrise and Sunset meeting).
The agenda’s objective for the DWM summit meeting
Discussion with the Department and the Location Team leader and meeting chair for DWM


DWM meeting conducted at 3 levels:

1.L3 Level – Plant Head Level DWM Meeting (It is between Plant Head & HODs).
2.Meeting of the DWM: L2 Level – HODs (between the HOD and Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, and Executives).
3.L1 Level – Supervisor Level DWM Meeting (It is between Supervisor & Operator).

Discipline in Implementation of DWM system

Some essential components for a company’s DWM system deployment are the ones listed below:

The DWM meetings (sunrise and sunset sessions) start right on time.
Throughout meetings, the SOP should be adhered to.
In front of the leader or white board, with the chairperson or other designated participant in that position, all participants should be arranged in a half circle.
A notepad and any other necessary documents for the meeting’s agenda must be available to everyone in attendance.
All attendees come prepared to the meeting, having pre-noted communication and discussion points in their diaries.
The white board must be used to record the task for the day and the conclusion of the meeting.
Each person also makes a note of the information pertinent to the task they were assigned that day at work.

Effectiveness of DWM System Implementation

How do we know the DWM system works well…? the event that

  • No interruptions throughout the day.
  • There won’t be any pointless follow-ups day.
  • No misunderstanding over the day’s priorities.

You can buy the course from the given link

Daily Work Management

Related Training & Certification Courses

  1. 5S Expert – Certification Program

2. KAIZEN Expert

3.Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Basics of Maintenance Management

4.Certified ‘Lean Expert – Silver Level’

5.Certified ‘Lean Expert – Gold Level’

6.Certified Production Planning and Control (PPC) for Professional

7.Certified Operation / Production Management Professional

Important Note:

This content has been made available for informational purposes only. Learners are advised to conduct additional research to ensure that courses and other credentials pursued meet their personal, professional, and financial goals.


Neha Viswakarma

Director Quality HUB India


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