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Kaizen Event Guide



A Kaizen Event/Blitz (a.k.a. Rapid Improvement Event) is a rapid, focused application of Lean methods to reduce waste so as to improve cost, quality, delivery, speed, flexibility and responsiveness to internal/external customer needs.

This easy-to-follow implementation 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 Office Environments

  8. 5S Audit Checklist for Manufacturing

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