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YKK Fundamental Behavior #8 – Make Customers A Priority
11 Aug 2022
Author: YKK
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Fundamental Behaviors

Customers are definitely the reason for being in any business. If there are no customers there is no company; therefore, they must be our priority. A satisfied customer will always be the best advertisement that can be given to an organization; a customer with a good experience will return not only for the product, but […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 7 – Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly
02 Aug 2022
Author: YKK
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Fundamental Behaviors

We have all, at times had to follow vague, unclear, or nonspecific instructions. These unclear instructions can be confusing, can result in errors and miscommunications, and can impact team morale. Do not confuse the clarity you have in your mind with the clarity someone else takes away from your conversation. Clarity of communication includes paying […]

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What is the difference between concealed and reverse use coil zippers?
30 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Apparel/Accesories
zippers

CONCEAL® Zippers Concealed (also known as “hidden” or  “invisible”) zippers are coil zippers where you cannot see the elements because they are behind the tape. Normally, all that is seen is the slider. You might see this zipper in bags, pockets, formal wear, and other garments where a hidden seam is preferred.       […]

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How Zippers and YKK are Adapting for Diversity
29 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Universal Design
zippers

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines being disabled as not just a limit to a person’s body, but the environment they find themselves in. Thus, this lack of environment adaption is classified as a human rights issue.1* The unfortunate truth of the matter is, the world is largely designed with only able-bodied people in mind. […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior #6 – Lead By Example
25 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Fundamental Behaviors

If we stop to think for a moment, we will realize that at various stages of our lives we have had someone to inspire us or who has influenced us in some way. It is part of human nature to observe and evaluate the environment in order to develop, so that the risks are minimized […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior #5- Embrace Diversity
18 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Fundamental Behaviors

I could not contain my excitement when I was asked to present this topic to the organization. Being very passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, I immediately began reflecting on my own experience to best capture what this topic means to me and why it is essential for us all. When I sat […]

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How can I improve my furniture production through automation?
12 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Furniture
zippers

Manufacturing starts with a design and then a plan that’s executed upon to deliver the resulting product. But what sounds simple is in fact an orchestra of factors that makes for complex supply-chain management. Workforce issues further complicate matters. During the absence of key colleagues, many of us improvise and often discover opportunities for improvement. […]

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How a Student Project Became a Sustainability Movement-KSU’s OwlSwap
12 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Apparel/Accesories
Eco-Friendly
Recycle

Between 2003 and 2018, the number of times a person would wear the same piece of clothing multiple times has gone down by 36%.1* This is, in part, due to the dramatic increase in the fast fashion industry. Despite its negative environmental impact, many times it ends up being one of the few ways those […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior #4- Make Quality Personal.
12 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Fundamental Behaviors

A few decades ago, and within a few days of joining YKK, I was asked a question about the company and my work, and my answer was that YKK did not look like a company, but like a religious sect.  This feeling was due to the amount of information I received about their philosophy. All […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior #3- Protect the Environment
06 Jul 2022
Author: YKK
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Fundamental Behaviors

To take care of our impact on the environment is to take care of humanity. In order to understand that when we take care of the environment, we are also taking care of the living beings of this planet, it helps to have a conscience idea of how to implement practices that help to take […]

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