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Achieve Massive Results
Use kaizen to continuously improve quality, cost, and delivery (QCD) on a massive scale. Teach associates not only to use lean tools, but to focus their efforts towards measurable and meaningful outcomes.
Align Your Efforts
Promote front-line lean enthusiasm that is smart, scientific, and that affects the bottom line. Tie together the three practices of 5S, waste elimination, and standardization into one holistic continuous improvement model: kaizen!
Create a Continuous Improvement Culture
No more "one step forward, two steps back." Gain traction with lean that endures for years to come by establishing a culture of continuous improvement
Bite-sized on-demand videos covering essential kaizen practices.
18 training modules containing everything you need to know about kaizen (90 min).
Supplemental YouTube videos to reinforce concepts with real-life examples from a variety of industries.
The meaning of kaizen and the spirit of continuous improvement
The two functions of kaizen: maintenance and improvement
The role of standards, 5S, and waste elimination
The focus of quality, cost, and delivery in kaizen efforts
7 cost-cutting kaizen activities to engage in
How to improve scientifically with PDCA
- Discover that kaizen means small changes for the better, not big.
- Learn the phrase, "everyone, everywhere, every day."
- Find out where 80% of your potential improvement comes from.
- Find out what kaizen improves: standards!
- Learn the two functions of kaizen: to maintain standards and to improve standards.
- Realize that standardization is what sustains the gains of kaizen.
- Understand the difference between physical and non-physical standards.
- Learn to focus and align kaizen activities towards improved QCD
- Realize that the customer wants the "highest quality at the lowest cost with the best delivery."
- Understand how all three performance measures are interrelated.
- Discover the three practices of the kaizen trinity: 5S, waste elimination, and standardization.
- Learn how the kaizen trinity promotes continuous improvement.
- Review each tool in brief and see examples.
- Stop improving haphazardly and learn to improve scientifically.
- Discover the PDCA cycle (plan-do-check-act).
- Realize how PDCA is disciplined and differs from DDDD.
- Realize the difference between quality products and quality processes.
- Learn that high quality processes result in high quality products.
- Learn to end reliance on inspection by building quality in at the source.
- Follow a funny example of making a cup of coffee.
- Learn the definition of a poka yoke.
- Realize that a poka yoke prevents problems from occurring in the first place by eliminating the potential human error.
- See examples of a poka yoke in everyday life.
- Discover what it means to "build quality in at the source" by developing in-station quality.
- Learn to achieve quality from three perspectives: incoming, in-station, and outgoing.
- Learn the priority of these three types of quality controls.
- Understand that "the next process is the customer."
- Realize that cutting cost matters and is essential to every organization.
- Understand although there are "bad" ways to cut costs, these are not lean ways!
- Learn the seven cost-cutting strategies to focus waste elimination efforts.
- Realize that improving quality should be your #1 cost-reducing strategy.
- Learn the concept of "cost of poor quality" and the many benefits of quality improvement.
- Follow an example of poor quality in order to realize its financial impact.
- Define productivity in terms of output and input.
- Learn what productivity is not.
- Learn multiple productivity factors.
- Understand how to best use people that are freed up due to productivity improvements.