Kaizen events are an effective approach to dramatically improve a process. Most improvements take months to implement, but when the right people are brought together, and a Lean or Six Sigma facilitator is involved, a process can transform in as few as a couple days! This is not a planning event, it is a working event. Ideas will be tested out, and if it doesn’t work, you try another idea. Failing fast and engaging everyone in the solution is the key to success.
Events are conducted from 4 hours to 5 days in length, and require significant planning, and a defined agenda for each phase of the event. However, when best practices and tips are followed (provided in this workshop), the results can be tremendous!
Savings of 50% or greater are very common on the following metrics: floor space, cycle time, walking distance, defects, lead time, customer response time, and on-time delivery.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will have a good understanding of the framework for planning and conducting a kaizen event at your work.