training Introduction

Kaizen is that strategy which is used for improvement in all areas of business. It focuses on implementing a continuous change over a period. When the plan is fully implemented, everyone in the organisation participates in making quality-wise improvement in all business areas. It will help in reducing budgets, wastes, like non-value, added activities. Time cycle, along with growth in quantity, quality and efficiency are possible outcomes of the Kaizen strategy.

This Kaizen Practitioner course is mainly designed for Business Change Agents within the organisation who aims at leading constant improvement in Kaizen projects. A Kaizen Project Expert always focuses on particular aspects of the Kaizen concepts,  tools, and techniques within the comprehensive Kaizen agenda.

This course is designed to offer management with the overall knowledge needed for Kaizen strategy deployment and implementation. Cultural and management issues are reviewed, and strategic breakthrough problems are addressed to overcome barriers to implementing.

  • Develop skills with Kaizen project planning

  • Change management insight development

  • Infrastructure and support vital for successful Kaizen events

  • Overview of the Kaizen principles and tools

  • Insight into the applications and benefits of Kaizen

trainingCourse Details

This course is designed to provide management with the overall information needed for Kaizen strategy deployment and implementation. Cultural and management issues will be reviewed. Strategic breakthrough problems will be addressed to overcome barriers to implementation.

This course will provide  overview of Kaizen continuous improvement concepts, tools and techniques to enable management to know how the tools and technology are implemented to drive a successful Kaizen continuous improvement programme. “Soft” issues will also be studied in this course such as making Kaizen part of everyday practice, leading to change, winning the hearts and minds of the people and support the creation of a management system that will help to sustain Kaizen continuous improvement efforts over an extended period.

This intense, two-day training under Six Sigma will help delegates to learn how to apply this recognised strategy within the scope of a larger Kaizen implementation. It introduces delegates to the Kaizen methodology, its tools and application techniques. The training is highly interactive and uses practical exercises, discussions, case studies, presentations and games to reinforce understanding, assist and enhance the transfer of learning. The delegates will learn how to proactively apply the new knowledge immediately on return to their work environment.

Types of wastes of kaizen

Kaizen Introduction

  • History of Kaizen
  • Kaizen vs. Other Improvement Methodologies
  • Kaizen Event Roles and Responsibilities
  • Kaizen PDCA Overview (Plan, Do, Check, Act)

Plan Phase

  • Event Charter
  • Event Data Collection
  • Event Data Display
  • Event Planning

Do Phase

  • Process Mapping
  • Lean Efficiency Metrics
  • Process Value Analysis
  • Root-Cause Analysis
  • Error Proofing
  • 5 S and 8 Wastes
  • Solution Selection
  • Implementation Planning

Check and Act Phase

  • Monitoring and Controlling the New Process
  • Standards Development
  • Solution Replication Opportunities Identification

Kaizen Leader Training

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Adjust the Culture to Kaizen
  • Align Improvement Programs
  • Define role of the Kaizen Leader
  • Understand relationship between Intensive Kaizen Event and Kaizen Projects of longer term
  • Develop a Kaizen Roadmap
  • Effective Kaizen Events / Projects Framework
  • Plan and Organise Effective Kaizen Events / Projects
  • Identify Teams and the Roles of Team Members
  • Know Kaizen Tools and Forms
  • Hands-on Workshop on Kaizen Event / Project

Kaizen Concepts and Tools

  • Kaizen Concepts
  • Define Quality, Problem
  • Understand Objective and Goal of Kaizen
  • Identify Requirements of customer
  • CTQ Matrix
  • Analysis of Resource/Stakeholder
  • Cost of Quality
  • Change Management
  • Voice of Customer
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of project
  • Waste Identification and Elimination
  • Layout Planning
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Visual Management
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • Continuous Flow
  • 5S
  • Standard Work
  • Useful Tools for QC
  • Analysis of Root Cause
  • Team Based Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Kaizen Event
  • Project Charter

Mapping of Process and Value Stream

  • Overview of Process Mapping
  • Know Value Stream Mapping Principles and Methodology
  • Tools and Symbols for Mapping
  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping of the Current State
  • Hands-on Mapping Session
  • Analyse the Current State of the Project
  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping of the Future State
  • Know how to use Process Maps
  • Hands-on Mapping Session
  • Improvement Projects
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Prioritising and Selecting Kaizen Projects
  • Developing a Kaizen Roadmap
  • Identify Project, Champion, Project Owner
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Plan

Kaizen Project Implementation

  • Identify the Kaizen Project
  • Establish the Project Structure
  • Prepare the Kaizen Event
  • Agree on Objectives
  • Analyse background data
  • Map Current State for the Kaizen Project
  • Identify Areas for Improvement
  • Map Future State
  • Cost and Benefit Analysis of Projects
  • Implementing Future State Improvements
  • Assess Performance for Future State
  • Finalise Progress and Ongoing Actions
  • Post-Project Review to Ensure Momentum has been Maintained
  • Follow up to Ensure Project Completion
  • Identify Further Areas for Improvement / Skills Development
  • Understand Project Close-out
  • Know Project Presentation
  • Share Learning Experience and Solutions by Project Team
  • Understand Project Sponsor Presents Long-term Solution Ideas

trainingKaizen Practitioner Schedules

Course Name Duration Dates Price
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day London
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Bristol
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Belfast
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Leeds
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Maidstone
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Brighton
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Canterbury
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Chelmsford
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Chorley
Certified Kaizen Practitioner 1 Day Guildford

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