This Basics of Kaizen training course has been designed to provide a strong foundation in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. The training includes a mix of theory and practical learning activities. Kaizen generates small improvements because of coordinated continuous efforts by all employees. It allows managers to map out an existing process and identify possible improvements that can be made for the sake of the team. These are some of the fundamentals taught in this programme.
Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continual improvement throughout all aspects of life. When applied to the workplace, Kaizen improves every function of a business, from manufacturing to marketing and from the CEO to the assembly-line workers. Kaizen aims to eliminate waste in all systems of an organization through improving standardized activities and processes. By understanding the basics of Kaizen, practitioners can integrate this method into their overall Six Sigma efforts.
These are the topics covered in the Basics of Kaizen programme: