Kaizen creates a culture of continuous improvement where all employees are actively engaged in improving the company. Explore the fundamentals of kaizen including its purpose and relationship to lean. Understand and explain the benefits of kaizen improvements and describe the phases of a kaizen event.
This interactive, easy-to-navigate course will explain the fundamentals of kaizen, including its purpose, benefits, and how it relates to lean. Learners will also learn about the phases of a kaizen event and how to incorporate the plan-do-check-act into kaizen initiatives. Pulling it all together, learners will discover how easy it is to incorporate kaizen into day-to-day activities with a real-world example.
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- CEU Hours: 0
- Length: 0.5 Hours
- ASQ RU: 0.05
- Audience: New to Quality
- Provider: ASQ
- Understand the fundamentals behind kaizen, including its purpose and relationship to lean
- Explain the benefits of kaizen improvements
- Describe the phases of a kaizen event
Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for this course. For a beginner to lean, it is recommended to complete the Introduction to Lean Principles course prior to this course, but not required.
Who Should Attend:Anyone who is interested in learning how kaizen can be a useful tool for promoting continuous improvement, or anyone who needs a refresher on the basics of kaizen.
- Value Definition
- Value Stream
- Value Stream Mapping
- Value Stream Map vs. Process Map
- VSM Symbols and Icons
- Mapping Process Overview
- Current State Value Stream Mapping
- Future State Value Stream Mapping
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