Planning and Running Kaizen Events


Kaizen events are short duration improvement projects with a specific aim for improvement; typically they are week long events led by a facilitator with the implementation team being predominantly members of the area in which the kaizen event is being conducted plus a few additional people from support areas and even management.


  • Types of Kaizen Events
  • Planning a Kaizen Event
  • Hire or Train your Facilitator
  • Gain Commitment & Understanding From Management
  • Define the Boundaries of the Event
  • Define What it is You Want to Improve
  • Communication
  • Create Your Team
  • Define & Implement Measures of Performance
  • Pre-event Training
  • Pre-event Planning
  • The Kaizen Event
  • Presentation
  • Congratulations
  • Review & Improve
  • Rinse & Repeat
  • Conduct Your Kaizen Event Before it is Too Late
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Lean Manufacturing Tools

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Kaizen 101: Essentials of Continuous Improvement

Kaizen Lean Process Improvement - Sheridan Healthcare