Kaizen Training Course

Kaizen Training Course


Next available course date:

20th-21st April 2022

A two day Kaizen training course which combines the mechanics of a number of continuous improvement tools with the neccesary change management skills to enable each delegate to implement sustainable improvement activities within an organisation. Suitable for Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Lean Facilitators, Continuous Improvement Managers, Six Sigma Green/Black Belts and Change Managers within an organisation.

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Course Overview 

Every business strives for continuous improvement (Kaizen) in order to satisfy customer demand and maintain competitiveness. Whilst some initiatives may bring about some instant success, momentum can soon be lost if the continuous improvement activities are not embedded within the organisation and its culture. This Kaizen training course shows you one method of bringing about permanent productive change witihin your organisation.

What is Kaizen?

One way in which permanent improvements can be brought about is by the use of small empowered group activities. These improvement activities are often referred to in a lean environment as Kaizens. Kaizen, originally a Buddhist word, loosely translates to describing all of the continuous improvement (CI) activities with an organisation.

Kaizen makes uses of groups of people to make relatively small, positive changes within their own area of expertise. At Aster, we refer to this as "doing 1000 things 1% better".

This two day Kaizen training course focuses on both the mechanics of generating continuous improvement activities together with a proven management approach to ensure the right culture is created to bring about sustainable improvement.

Ideally suited to Directors, Managers, Continuous Improvement facilitators, Six Sigma green/black belts and Change managers.

What you will learn

At the conclusion of the Kaizen training course each delegate will be able to appreciate:-

  • Where waste (non-value added activities) can be found in an organisation
  • The kaizen approach to incremental improvement
  • The soft managerial skills required by managers to both implement and sustain a Kaizen culture
  • Improvement metrics - KPIs
  • How to identify prioritised areas for improvement

 Course Content

The Kaizen Training Course covers the following topics:-

  • Introduction
  • Understanding the origins of Kaizen
  • Making waste visible – identifying the non value added activities in your organisation
  • Examples of lean tools to be used to support kaizen events such as 5S and Value Stream Mapping
  • Three Kaizen approaches - Just Do its, Kaizen Events (PDCA) and Kaizen Blitz
  • Root Cause Analysis  – Ishikawa (Cause & Effect) and 5 Whys
  • How to successfully implement a Kaizen culture?
  • How to structure a Kaizen team?
  • MBWA – The Gemba Walk
  • The Task Board
  • Sustaining a Kaizen Culture

Courses are limited to a maximum of twelve delegates. The Kaizen training course cost covers the training session, a comprehensive set of course notes, lunch and refreshments.

This is a non-residential training course. This course can be delivered in-house if required. For further information contact Aster Training on 01296 720281 for a Free Consultation to discuss your training requirements.

Costs are exclusive of VAT which is chargeable at the current rate. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, but may be varied in line with market conditions from time to time.