Rapid Improvement Project
Kaizen Event (also known as Kaikaku, Kaizen Blitz, Kaizen Burst, Gemba Kaizen) is a focused, intense and short-term project in which a cross-functional team makes rapid improvements in a short period of time. A Kaizen Event normally takes 3 to 10 days and the intensity and urgency overcomes the intellectual resistance to a new paradigm as people have little time to think of reasons for delay. It is common to completely re-engineer a process in a Kaizen Event week.
A Kaizen Event is a great way to show employees who are not confident about continuous improvement that they can make a difference, and can build their confidence to embark on other continuous improvement projects. A Kaizen Event must be properly planned and executed for it to be successful.
Duration: 3-10 Days
A typical Kaizen Event facilitated by Kaizen Consulting Group is implemented as follows:
Phase 1 – Identification and analysis of target areas / projects
Phase 2 – Training on the tools and techniques required for specific targeted areas
Phase 3 – Planning and preparation of the Kaizen Event
Phase 4 – Kaizen Event implementation
Phase 5 – Post Kaizen Event review and standardization
Kaizen Event Consideration
While Kaizen Event implementation is an important Lean / Lean Six Sigma tool, it is not a substitute for a holistic Lean / Lean Six Sigma strategy. Organisations should develop a well thought out Lean / Lean Six Sigma strategy and use Kaizen Event as one of the execution tools.
Kaizen Event Benefits
Reduces waste or non value add activities
Reduces cycle time
Reduces cost of operations
Improves customer satisfaction
Kaizen Event Applicability
Kaizen Event implementation is applicable to both the manufacturing and service industries including banking and finance, logistics, healthcare, government and public service.
Kaizen Event Implementation Training and Consultancy Services
Kaizen Consulting Group provides full end-to-end Kaizen Event services that encompass training and consultancy for the facilitation and implementation of rapid, structured and result oriented improvement.
Our Kaizen Event training and consultancy services include:
Process Redesign Kaizen Event
Layout Redesign Kaizen Event (Manufacturing Plant, Office Layout)
Kaizen Event for Workcell Implemention
5S Kaizen Event (Store, Manufacturing Shopfloor, Office)
Quick Changeover Kaizen Event (Machine Changeover, Reduction of Service Operation Preparation Time)
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Kaizen Event
Kanban (Pull Systems) Kaizen Event
Kaizen Office / Lean Office (Streamlining Administrative Processes)
Why Kaizen Consulting Group?
We customise our services according to your organisation’s unique needs through:
Detailed Pre-Kaizen Event diagnosis of your improvement needs
Integrated training, project & consulting
Intensive training and application of the most useful Kaizen Event implementation tools
On-site project coaching and facilitation
Guaranteed results and improvement
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