Stages of the Kaizen Workshop Process

The Kaizen Workshop touches upon several key tools and concepts in the Lean and Kaizen toolbox.

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The Kaizen Workshop touches upon several key tools and concepts in the Lean and Kaizen toolbox. This course will walk you step-by-step through the stages of a Kaizen Workshop. After completing this course, you will be able to utilize these skills to run your own Kaizen Workshops. Learn which tools and methodologies are introduced, at which point of the process they are introduced, why they are introduced in the order they are, and what each stage should accomplish.

Elements of improvement, such as 5S and One-Piece Flow, are important for building the morale and comfort level of the people who will be making improvements. They provide the support system necessary for success. Beyond the event itself, you will learn how to create to maintain Kaizen momentum going forward.

Why take this course?

Kaizen Workshops are made up of a number of different stages. This course will teach you how to properly go about each stage in order to attain optimal results.

What am I going to learn?

  • The main considerations for choosing a target area
  • How to conduct current state analysis as part of a Kaizen Workshop
  • The different roles of people on a current state analysis team
  • How to conduct 5S exercises as part of a Kaizen Workshop
  • The roles of different teams in the Kaizen Workshop 5S exercise
  • The definition and benefits on One-Piece Flow
  • How to implement One Piece Flow as part of a Kaizen Workshop
  • The forms and team members necessary for cycle time analysis
  • How to conduct trial runs to analyze cycle times.
  • How to determine if changes to the process have lead to improvements
  • How to document new standards based on improvements made in the workshop
  • How to create a 30-day action plan to sustain the mindset of continuous improvement
  • How to engage the workforce in continuous problem solving beyond the workshop

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone who wants to conduct Kaizen Workshops

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos that will guide you through each stage of the Kaizen Workshop process
  • PDF transcripts for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • Power Point presentations to support your learning
  • Images from the videos to use as you wish
  • A badge awarded upon successful completion of the course

What are the prerequisites?

A basic understanding of Kaizen principles

Course Curriculum

Creating One-Piece Flow through Kaizen Workshops03:20
Trial Runs & Cycle Time Analysis for Kaizen Workshops03:20
Documenting New Standards based on Kaizen Workshop Improvements03:18
Maintaining Kaizen Momentum with the 30-Day Action Plan02:29
Continuous Improvement with the Kaizen Newspaper02:25
Moving Forward After the Kaizen Workshop01:15
Quiz – Stages of the Kaizen Workshop Process00:15

Course Reviews

  1. Avatar of John Hooley John says:

    Stages of the Kaizen Workshop Process
    Excellent run through of what is required to conduct the event

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