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As part of the core Lean Manufacturing principles, Else Inc. provides a comprehensive Kaizen Presentation that aims to help you improve your company’s performance when it comes to long-term productivity, creativity and discipline.
Kaizen is the Japanese management philosophy that seeks to perfect a company’s organizational process through the continuous improvement of practices and techniques. The Kaizen Presentation emphasizes a series of small, subtle changes that manifest tangible results, which can be achieved through the steps outlined in the road map.
Kaizen Presentation is designed to help you learn how to continually improve your operations with a minimal cost and with the involvement and commitment of your people
Briefly, Kaizen is a key part of continuous improvement in which instances of Muda (waste) are eliminated one-by-one at minimal cost.
- An accelerated approach for process improvement
- Allows a workshop to be a logical step in the progress of a Lean project
Kaizen philosophy is also used to increase your employees’ self-esteem and solidify teamwork. In our Kaizen Presentation, we support the idea that for the production floor’s process to be perfected, everybody should play a part—from the President of the company to the machine operators. Practicing Kaizen will also enable your company to look outside the box for more creative suggestions, and not simply rely on the upper management to think of all the good ideas.
Of course, as with any philosophy, you must maintain the practice of Kaizen. Maintenance is the difference between a thriving process and a failing one. Through our Kaizen Presentation, your company will be able to keep track of the progress within your Kaizen Road Map, leading to more enhancements and modifications for the good of the company.
Keeping up with all the changes through our Kaizen Presentation ensures that your company achieves the continuous improvements that can transform the productivity and creativity of your workforce. We also provide trainer and trainee manuals to help you understand the concepts of Kaizen more deeply.
The key is to:
- Use a cross-functional team and involve stakeholders (include suppliers and customers if needed)
- Have clear deliverables within a defined time line (typically less than a week for the hands-on portion)
The objectives of this Kaizen Presentation and training material are:
- Describe the purpose, requirements and strategy of a Kaizen in order to execute a successful Kaizen during a project
- Learn the meaning of Kaizen philosophy and various types of Kaizen methodologies
- Understand the steps required in a Kaizen event
- Find out what are the prerequisites (data collection /analysis tools)
- Ultimately, be ready to actively plan, support and participate in Kaizen improvement projects
- Kaizen Basics
- Why Kaizen
- Kaizen Road Map
- Planning Stage
- Define – Identify Opportunities, Brainstorm, Select team, Communicate , Scoping, Facilities
- Measure – Establish Baseline, Set Goals and Metrics
- Execution Stage
- Analyze/Improve – Perform workshop/event
- Post Event Stage
- Control – Follow up Meetings, Update Financials Close Project
- Appendix: Kaizen History, Forms, Examples
Based on the above, you can clearly see the benefits of this training material, about Kaizen or Continuous Improvement. It offers not only the theoretical components of the training, but also the step-by-step instructions that constitute the roadmap of implementing Kaizen.
Moreover, it offers the chance of discussing many concrete examples.
- Kaizen Presentation (slides)
- Trainer Manual (footnotes that explain each slide)
- Trainee Manual (presentation slides and space for notes)
The presentation comes as a downloadable zip file, available upon payment. Includes uneditable PDF and PowerPoint (2007-10) versions of presentation and supporting PDF files.