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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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Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 0.5 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.05
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • 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


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.
  1. Introduction to Kaizen
    1. Definition of Kaizen
    2. Kaizen and Lean
    3. Kaizen Opportunities
    4. Kaizen Events
  2. Benefits of Kaizen Improvements
  3. Phases of a Kaizen Event
    1. Phases of Kaizen
    2. PDCA Cycle


This is an online, self-paced course that can be started at any time.



Additional Notes


Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

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  • Audio speakers or headset
  • High-speed internet connection

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Refund Policy
We will refund you in full if you cancel your course within 30 calendar days of purchase and if no more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course has been accessed. If more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course is accessed, or if a PDF within the course is accessed, no refund will be provided even within 30 calendar days of purchase.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: E-Learning

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

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