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Get Everyone Trained in Kaizen

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

Kaizen Made Easy

We keep kaizen simple, and train concepts to unleash kaizen everywhere.

  • 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.

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Build a kaizen culture

Engage every team member in simple and effective continuous improvement and eliminate the waste of a disengaged brain!

Tap into unrealized potential

Unlock the 80% of potential improvement contained within front-line team members and gain massive results.

Sustain your gains

Learn the TWO functions of kaizen (maintenance and improvement of standards) and build a lasting legacy.

Create alignment

Prevent kaizen from being random by focusing everyone's efforts towards improved quality, cost, and delivery (QCD).

Deliver Training on Your Terms

  • On the shop floor

    Play videos in daily stand up meetings. Reinforce lean behaviors for weeks and months to come!

  • In your next workshop

    Use the course as a complete kaizen curriculum in your next training class or workshop. Train management. Train associates. And even kick-off kaizen events.

  • At any computer

    Assign training to be completed at the learner's own workstation or desk. Any device with an internet connection will work (phones and tablets included)!

  • For each new hire

    Accelerate new hire comprehension with targeted lean training! Ensure that lean behaviors are taught for years to come.

  • In your next kaizen event

    Prepare participants in your next kaizen event with effective lean knowledge. Make sure they hit the ground running...and in the right direction!

Pricing options

Gain access to this training via the Lean Starter Membership, and all our other kaizen training resources!

Enroll in the Course

Start an annual subscription to the Lean Starter Membership and get all you ever needed to teach kaizen.

Get started now $330.00 / yr

What You'll Learn Inside the Course

  • 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

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction

Video 1: What is Kaizen?

  • 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.

Video 2: Kaizen Improves Standards

  • 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.

Video 3: Quality, Cost, & Delivery (QCD)

  • 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.

Video 4: The Kaizen Trinity

  • 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.

Video 5: The Scientific Method

  • 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.

Section 2: The Highest Quality

Video 1: Focus on the Process

  • 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.

Video 2: Poka Yoke

  • 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.

Video 3: Don't Receive, Don't Make, Don't Ship

  • 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."

Section 3: The Lowest Cost

Video 1: Seven Cost Reducing Strategies

  • 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.

Video 2: Improve Quality

  • 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.

Video 3: Improve Productivity

  • 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.

Pricing options

Gain access to this training via the Lean Starter Membership, and all our other kaizen training resources!

Enroll in the Course

Start an annual subscription to the Lean Starter Membership and get all you ever needed to teach kaizen.

Get started now $330.00 / yr

Membership Options

The Starter Membership

Unlock the genius in every person.

Start growing people with essential lean concepts such as 5S Productivity, Kaizen Best Practices, The 7 Wastes of Lean, and Standardization.
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The Maniac Membership

The Starter Membership plus everything else!

Take your education further by deep-diving into advanced lean topics including my Fundamentals of Lean and lean tours of successful organizations. Membership contents: 5S Productivity, The 7 Wastes of Lean, Kaizen Best Practices, Standardization, The Fundamentals of Lean, Experiencing Lean at Xylem Design.
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The Enterprise Membership

Learning Management System (LMS) integration.

Gain the ability to integrate all Lean Smarts videos into your learning management system (LMS).
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