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Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvement

Course ID VKAIZEN
Format Live Virtual

Lean is a methodology that eliminates waste and boosts efficiency. Kaizen means continuous improvement. This course merges both philosophies. Lean Kaizen helps you get rid of waste and continuously implement best practices.


Are you looking for the best way to improve your cycle time, minimize customer response time, and reduce unnecessary waste? Do you want to maximize your operational efficiencies to save money and precious resources? Then it’s time to introduce Lean Kaizen to your organization.Lean is a renowned methodology that eliminates all categories of waste to help maximize efficiencies. Kaizen means continuous improvement. Together, Lean Kaizen is a proven approach to continuously implement much-needed change and get rid of unnecessary waste. Apply the proven Lean Kaizen strategy within the scope of a larger lean enterprise journey. Learn how the role of change management is important throughout the lean transformation. Learn the steps to perform a Kaizen event through a blend of lecture, discussion, class exercises, and report-back sessions.

ASQ also offers this training course in an instructor-led classroom setting, and on-site training is available for groups of five or more, offering convenience, cost-savings and even course customization when you bring our premier instructors to your organization.

ASQ courses provide online access to the digital course content for 365 days, beginning five days before the first day of your course. Extensions and/or refunds cannot be issued if the digital course content has been accessed. Latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge are recommended―Internet Explorer is not supported.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 8 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.8
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the definition and traditional application of Kaizen
  • Understand the core concepts of lean, and how Kaizen projects help pave the way on the lean journey
  • Use Kaizen to attack cost, defects, cycle time, and other waste
  • Study the Kaizen methodology, its steps and tools, and application techniques of Kaizen breakthrough events
  • Perform a successful Kaizen event
  • Form Kaizen teams and facilitate the agenda for developing Kaizen improvement projects
  • Develop plans for a lean transformation within your organization

Prerequisites:

None

Who Should Attend:

Anyone interested in improving processes and operational efficiencies by reducing cycle time and waste.


Outline
  1. Introduction to Lean and Kaizen
  2. Introduction to Change Management and Kaizen Teams
  3. Brainstorming Techniques in Kaizen Events
  4. Lean Kaizen in the 21st Century - Problem-Solving and Improvement Tools
  5. How to Perform a Kaizen Event
    1. Batch Size Reduction Exercise
    2. Kaizen Class Event Exercise
  6. Introduce Kaizen Event Examples to Apply in the Workplace
    1. 5S-Workplace Organization and Standardization
    2. Accounting (Credits)
    3. Cell Design
    4. Layout
    5. Quick Changeover
    6. Standard Work in Customer Service
    7. Value Stream Mapping
    8. Total Productive Maintenance
  7. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Kaizen Projects.
Course Content / Main Topics % of Time
Introduction to Lean and Kaizen 10%
Introduction to Change Management and Kaizen Teams 10%
Brainstorming Techniques in Kaizen Events 5%
Problem-Solving and Improvement Tools 20%
Introduce Examples of Kaizen Candidates 20%
Incremental and Breakthrough Improvements 5%
Implementing a Kaizen Event 20%
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Kaizen Projects 10%
Details

Format

The instructor-led, virtual format of this course provides a hands-on experience that allows you to apply the skills and concepts covered in the course. The virtual setting eliminates the need for travel and allows you the convenience of participating from your work or from your home.

Materials

Digital course content and a copy of the ASQ book Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvements by George Alukal and Anthony Manos.

 

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Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Live Virtual

A web-based, live, classroom-like instructor led experience allowing attendees to interact without traveling. Course includes online access to materials for a limited time and up to three hard copy prints. Some courses include an electronic book – see course description for details.

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