Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner

  • Learn strategies, tools, and advanced concepts of Kaizen.
  • Gain an understanding of Kaizen project implementation.
  • Understand how Kaizen’s principles can help to improve operational effectiveness.

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Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner

Course Overview

This two-day long Certified Kaizen Foundation and Practitioner training program will ensure delegates to acquire the knowledge and skills required for the development of Kaizen culture and environment in a facility to produce waste-free operations and achieve business excellence. This course combines both the Kaizen Practitioner and ​​Foundation courses, and delegates can easily earn both certificates during this 2-day sitting period.

Benefits of Kaizen

  • Increase the profitability of the organisation by eliminating the unnecessary use of resources.
  • Focus on each process to add value and reduce waste.
  • Produce better quality products, with the result of customer satisfaction.

During the Foundation portion of this course, they will learn how to assist the progress of Kaizen exercises and events, to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. The Kaizen’s principles revolve around the concept of continuous change over the period and the importance of encouraging peoples to apply Kaizen to enhance the way of their work. Therefore, this Kaizen Foundation section will provide useful insights into Kaizen methodology fundamentals.

In the Practitioner section, delegates will learn a more detailed explanation of Kaizen concepts, principles and improvement tools which can help them to understand what they should do to achieve a successful Kaizen implementation.

Course Outline

Kaizen Foundation Training

Kaizen Overview

  • Concepts and Principles of Kaizen
  • Kaizen Application Insight
  • Crucial Implementation Issues and Strategies
  • Maintaining Kaizen Implementation

Kaizen Strategy

  • Role of Management
  • Planning a Kaizen Continuous Improvement Programme
  • Change Management
  • Tailoring the Culture to Kaizen
  • Kaizen Tools
  • Selecting and Handling Projects
  • Identifying Teams to Implement Kaizen
  • The Roles of Team Members
  • Performance Metrics
  • Successful Kaizen Implementation

Kaizen Tools

  • Kaizen Quality Improvement Tools
  • 7QC Tools and their Application
  • Check Sheet
  • Pareto Chart
  • Histogram
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Process Map
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Process Map
  • Control Chart

The Kaizen Week Approach

  • Kaizen Week Preparation
  • General Kaizen Week Framework
  • Facilitation Keys
  • Kaizen Team Rules
  • Kaizen Week Schedule
  • 7 Types of Waste
  • Overproduction
  • Overprocessing
  • Waiting
  • Motion
  • Transportation
  • Inventory
  • Rework

Kaizen Advanced Concepts

  • Kaizen Tools and Techniques
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Tailoring Culture
  • Aligning Improvement Programs to Business Objectives
  • Introduction to Value Street Mapping
  • Selecting and Managing Projects
  • Developing a Kaizen Roadmap
  • Role of the Kaizen Leader
  • Planning and Organising Effective Kaizen Events

Kaizen Practitioner Training

Kaizen Introduction

  • History of Kaizen
  • Kaizen Comparison with Other Improvement Methodologies
  • Kaizen Roles and Responsibilities 

Kaizen PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, and Act)

  • Plan Phase
  • Event Planning
  • Event Charter
  • Event Data Collection
  • Event Data Display
  • Do Phase
  • Process Mapping
  • Lean Efficiency Metrics
  • Process Value Analysis
  • Root-Cause Analysis
  • Error Proofing
  • 5S and 8 Wastes
  • Solution Selection
  • Check and Act Phase
  • Monitoring and Controlling the New Process
  • Standards Development
  • Solution Replication Opportunities Identification

Kaizen Leader Training

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Role of Kaizen Leaders
  • Relationship between Long-Term Kaizen Projects and Intensive Kaizen Events
  • Develop the Kaizen Roadmap
  • Projects Framework/Effective Kaizen Events
  • Kaizen Tools and Forms

Kaizen Concepts and Tools

  • Kaizen Concepts
  • Define Quality, Problem
  • Understand the Objectives of Kaizen
  • Identify Customer Requirements
  • CTQ Matrix
  • Resource/Stakeholder Analysis
  • Cost of Quality
  • Voice of Customer
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Waste Identification and Elimination
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Visual Management
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • Continuous Flow
  • 5S
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Team-Based Problem Solving
  • Project Charter

Mapping of Process and Value Stream

  • Overview of Process Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping Principles and Methodology
  • Mapping Tools and Symbols
  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping of the Current State and Future State
  • Using Process Maps
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Prioritising and Selecting Kaizen Projects
  • Identify Project, Champion, and Project Owner
  • Develop Project Charter and Project Plan

Kaizen Project Implementation

  • Identify the Kaizen Project
  • Establish the Project Structure
  • Prepare the Kaizen Event
  • Map Current State for the Kaizen Project
  • Identify Areas for Improvement
  • Map Future State
  • Cost and Benefit Analysis of Projects
  • Implementing Future State Improvements
  • Post-Project Review and Follow-Up
  • Identify Further Areas for Improvement/Skills Development
  • Project Presentation

There are no formal prerequisites. Anyone can join this course who are looking to develop their knowledge of the Kaizen methodology.

The following employment roles will get benefit from this combined training course:

  • Kaizen Event Team Leaders
  • Production Engineers
  • Business Managers
  • Business Supervisors
  • Business Improvement Managers and Teams
  • Lean Practitioners
  • Lean Personnel

The Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Cost in United Kingdom Starts from £1645.00

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