Kaizen Leadership

1 day

course code 1. 18

What is the course for

#1

Acquire complete mastery in managing a Kaizen event

#2

Understand how a Kaizen event fits into the continuous improvement process

#3

Acquire base knowledge and "behind the scenes" secrets for a successful Kaizen Event

Many change and improvement initiatives lose their effectiveness and fail to reach expected targets in the short- and medium-term because they are conducted without following a suitable change management logic framework. Often the first course of action is to act or to react based on a long, indirect examination of data and problems, conducted in closed rooms. It has been proven in countless Japanese, American and European cases that improvement events become more effective and productive when they are designed and conducted following precise rules regarding preparation, management and follow-up.

Speed, sustainability, engagement, meaningful and lasting results are the imperatives for companies and people. “Kaizen events”, defined as the engines of change, are the most effective response for achieving fast and measurable results, made available through Toyota’s tradition and Lenovys’ experience. Learning the indispensable steps and guidelines – validated by international experience in this particular field of application of the Toyota Production System – is a key skill for those tasked with realising and maintaining improvement activities in factories and offices.

Goals

  • Acquire complete mastery in managing a Kaizen event
  • Understand how a Kaizen event fits into the continuous improvement process
  • Acquire base knowledge and “behind the scenes” secrets for a successful Kaizen Event

Addressed to

  • Production Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Supervisors and Department Heads
  • Continuous Improvement Directors

Contents

  • The cycle of preparing, conducting and following up on a Kaizen Event
  • The unique characteristics of a Kaizen Event
  • How to condut a successful Kaizen Event
  • Mapping and analysing the current state
  • How to identify opportunities for improvement
  • How to search for the root causes of problems
  • How to move quickly into action and implement the required changes
  • How to create consensus and effectively manage your work team during the Kaizen event
  • Do’s and don’t’s in involving people
  • Final reporting and concluding tasks
  •  How to measure and communicate the degree of improvement

You will experience

  • The guidelines for planning a Kaizen event
  • How to become a leader of rapid change events
  • How to utilise the available resources during a Kaizen Event

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