Kaizen – What It Is.and Is Not

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An Executive Overview: Information you need to gain a better understanding of what is a “Kaizen” (focused continuous improvement event.) Learn where to apply Kaizen for rapid improvements, and why it is not appropriate as the only method to transform your company in a Lean/World Class Manufacturing implementation.

Who Should Attend:

Business Owners, Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, Manufacturing and Business professionals – people with an interest in learning how to apply the “Kaizen” approach in their businesses’ quest to achieve dominance in their markets.

About the Presentation:

Kaizen is an often misunderstood method that is part of a holistic approach to implementing Lean/World Class Manufacturing. It is a great tool to rapidly improve organization performance, with a focus on people interacting in teams. There is a great deal of controversy regarding the questions: “Is Kaizen all I need to do to succeed in implementing Lean & World Class Manufacturing?” and “Will Kaizen deliver all the results promised by the Lean gurus?”

In this compelling presentation, we will review the elements that make up a successful Kaizen activity – the perquisites and recipe for on-going success. Practical suggestions with real-life case study results highlight this pragmatic learning presentation.

Summary Learning Objectives:

  • A brief history of the evolution of Lean/World Class Manufacturing – definitions for this presentation.
  • An interactive Group Exercise: “The Kaizen Continuum” – Rank your company’s current state.
  • What Kaizen is – and How to use it.
  • What Kaizen is NOT – and when you should not use it.
  • Case Studies.
  • Tips for preparing for Kaizens in your company.
  • Q&A Forum.


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