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Kaizen Facilitator

Continual Improvement


Course Length

4 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing lean tools and concepts. These events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating waste. The Kaizen Facilitator course is designed to teach a standard kaizen process that can be used for implementing lean tools, such as quick changeover, 5S, cellular/layout, and TPM.

Course Objectives

  • Overview of kaizen
  • Preparing for a kaizen event
  • Standard process for a 2-5 day kaizen event
    • Training
    • Observe current process
    • List wastes
    • Set goals
    • Brainstorm countermeasures
    • Try-storm improvements
    • Restart line and measures results
    • Standardize improvements
    • Develop report
    • Present results
    • Follow-through actions
  • Forms and tools for quickly collecting and analyzing data
  • Preparing a final report for management
  • Estimating the impact of the event

Course Outline

The workshop focuses on training participants to be able to facilitate kaizen events. Attendees will participate and take part in leading a simulated kaizen event applying the standardized kaizen process from the lecture. Simulation activities include observing and measuring a current process, brainstorming wastes, making and documenting improvements and preparing and presenting results to management.