- Class Name:
- Planning and Executing Kaizen
- Operations managers who are responsible for guiding lean activities.
- Lean coordinators, managers, and engineers.
- Supervisors and lead people who have process improvement responsibility.
- Front-line associates who are responsible for executing and sustaining kaizen improvements.
- Project team members who have responsibility to design new/improved processes.
- Lean practitioners looking for a refresher on the basics.
- 1 Day Course
After participating in this class, participants will be able to:
- Distinguish between kaizen and kaizen event.
- Define the role of ongoing kaizen.
- Explain how to do kaizen to front-line employees.
- List the planning steps for a kaizen event.
- Explain how kaizen fits in to the operational strategy.
- Define kaizen
- Distinguish between continuous improvement and improvement projects
- Learn how to support informal continuous kaizen
- Learn the steps to setting up a formal kaizen event
- Define roles of players in a kaizen event
- Learn that kaizen and kaizen events are not "one size fits all"
- Learn to do kaizen in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing settings
- Align improvement efforts with operating strategy