"The starting point for improvement is to recognize the need."​
Training program:

Kaizen

 

 

Masaaki Imai

Description
 

Kaizen strategy is the single most important concept in Japanese management – the key to successful Japanese companies such as Toyota. Kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the foundation for all Lean production improvements.  Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. 

 

Based on Masaaki Imai's teachings on 'Kaizen' and 'Gemba Kaizen', this workshop is specially designed for managers and supervisors who are interested in developing a Kaizen culture in the workplace and facilitating Kaizen activities/events as a mechanism to improve operational efficiency.

 

Participants will learn the key concepts and benefits of Kaizen and how to manage Kaizen in their work areas to improve productivity and customer value - one that is well-planned, well-implemented and well-followed-up. This workshop will enable participants to understand the key tools and techniques for running Kaizen activities on a daily basis, problem solving, conducting a Kaizen event as well as overcoming barriers to successful implementation.

 
 

Recommended Audience


 

Methodology
 

  • Lectures, individual exercises, group activities and discussions and Q&A


 

Learning Objectives

 

  • Understand the key concepts and principles of Kaizen

  • Manage Kaizen activities as a means to eliminate waste and increase value to customers

  • Learn the key tools and techniques in the Kaizen approach to problem solving

  • Define the key steps in conducting a Kaizen event

  • Explain the role of management in managing Kaizen activities

  • Understand the critical success factors in sustaining Kaizen activities

 

Outline



  • Introduction to Kaizen

  • Key Concepts of Kaizen

  • Kaizen & Waste Elimination

  • Kaizen Management

  • Kaizen Practices

  • Kaizen Implementation (including Kaizen Events)

  • Kaizen Tools (e.g. Activity Board, Daily Kaizen Meetings, Visual Management, A3 Management, etc.)

  • Ways to Develop “Kaizen Eyes"

  • Role of Management

  • Critical Success Factors

 

Award of Certificate



  • Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the workshop

 

Duration



  • 1 day

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