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  1. Comprehensive guide for planning and running a Kaizen Event or a Rapid Improvement Event.

DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION

A Kaizen Event/Blitz (a.k.a. Rapid Improvement Event) is a rapid, focused application of Lean methods and tools to reduce waste so as to improve cost, quality, delivery, speed, flexibility and responsiveness to internal/external customer needs.

This presentation guide provides a step-by-step guidance to the planning, preparation and conducting a Kaizen Event. It includes post-event follow up activities as well as templates for Kaizen charter and presentation to management and other stakeholders.

This 'Kaizen Event Guide' can be used together with the 'Kaizen' Training Presentation (sold separately).

CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION
- What is Kaizen?
- 10 rules of Kaizen
- What is the purpose of Kaizen?
- Value
- Types of waste
- What is a Kaizen event?
- Benefits of Kaizen and Kaizen events

PHASE 1: PRE-EVENT PREPARATION
- Select an area
- Select a problem for improvement
- Common projects for Kaizen events
- Setting goals
- Select team leader
- Team leader role
- Select team members
- Facilities and logistics
- Collecting information
- Preparing the area, materials and resources
- Conference room or Gemba?
- Pre-event communications
- Tips for success
- Kaizen event rules

PHASE 2: THE KAIZEN EVENT
- The Kaizen event/blitz
- The Kaizen process
- Kaizen event agenda
- How to conduct a 5S Kaizen event
- Set the scene
- Understand current process
- Develop future state design
- Implement solutions
- Report out and celebrate

PHASE 3: POST-EVENT FOLLOW-UP
- Follow up with event sponsor/champion and event leaders
- Tracking progress against performance goals
- Project review and closing out
- Publish follow-up communication

APPENDICES
- Kaizen event templates
- Kaizen event presentation templates

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