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Kaizen Event Guide



Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy and methodology that emphasizes continuous improvement in small steps to eliminate waste, enhance quality, and increase efficiency. It involves identifying and implementing incremental improvements in processes, products, and services over time.

A Kaizen event/blitz is a focused and time-limited improvement activity that brings together a departmental or cross-functional team to identify and address a specific problem or opportunity for improvement. It typically lasts for a few days to a week and involves a structured process for identifying and implementing improvements.

The benefits of conducting a Kaizen event include:

  • Increased efficiency and productivity: Kaizen events can help identify and eliminate waste, reduce cycle times, and increase throughput.

  • Improved quality: Kaizen events can help identify and eliminate sources of defects and improve overall quality.

  • Enhanced employee engagement: Kaizen events can engage employees in problem-solving and continuous improvement, leading to a more empowered and motivated workforce.

  • Reduced costs: Kaizen events can lead to cost savings through waste reduction and process improvements.

  • Better customer satisfaction: Kaizen events can help identify and address customer concerns and improve customer satisfaction.

Overall, Kaizen events can help organizations improve their performance, increase competitiveness, and drive sustainable growth.

To plan and conduct a successful Kaizen event, you would need to: clearly define the problem or opportunity for improvement; set clear objectives and goals; establish a timeline and schedule; provide training and support; use data and facts; and last but not least, encourage participation and engagement.

This Kaizen Event PPT presentation guide provides a step-by-step guidance to the planning, preparation and conducting a Kaizen Event. It includes post-event follow up activities as well as templates for Kaizen charter and presentation to management and other stakeholders.

NOTE: This training package includes:

1. Kaizen Event Guide PPT training presentation (PowerPoint format)

2. Six Steps of Kaizen poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3 size)

3. Kaizen poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3 size)



1. Introduction

  • What is Kaizen?

  • 10 Principes for Kaizen

  • What is the purpose of Kaizen?

  • Value

  • Eight types of waste

  • What is a Kaizen event/blitz?

  • Benefits of Kaizen and Kaizen events

2. Phase 1: Pre-event Preparation

  • Select an area

  • Select a problem for improvement

  • Common projects for Kaizen events

  • Setting goals

  • Select team leader

  • Role of Team leader

  • Select team members

  • Facilities and logistics

  • Collecting information

  • Preparing the area, materials and resources

  • Conference room or Gemba?

  • Pre-event communications

  • Tips for success

  • Kaizen event rules


3. Phase 2: The Kaizen Event

  • The Kaizen event/blitz

  • The Kaizen process

  • Kaizen event agenda

  • How to conduct a 5S Kaizen event

  • Day 1: Orientation

  • Day 2: Understand current situation

  • Day 3: Develop future state design

  • Day 4: Make the improvements

  • Day 5: Report out and celebrate


4. Phase 3: Post-event Follow Up

  • Follow up with event sponsor/champion and event leaders

  • Tracking progress against performance goals

  • Project review and closing out

  • Publish follow-up communication



  • Templates for Kaizen event

  • Templates for Kaizen event management presentation


You may also be interested in the following Kaizen-related training presentations (sold separately):

  1. Six Steps of Kaizen

  2. Kaizen

  3. Office Kaizen

  4. 5S Techniques

  5. 5S for the Office

  6. 5S Implementation Guidebook

  7. 5S Audit Checklist for Manufacturing

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