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BENEFITS OF DOCUMENT

  1. Enhance your problem solving skills with the Six Steps of Kaizen and make improvements to your business processes and work areas.
  2. Understand the various approaches of identifying and discovering waste in your processes and work areas.
  3. Learn the various creativity techniques to generate original ideas for improvement.

DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION

The Six Steps of Kaizen articulates the six improvement steps that are practiced by Toyota during the past decades. It focuses on the skills, methods and analysis techniques. Please note that this process is not about running a western-style Kaizen event, selecting areas for Kaizen or detailing best practices for running such workshops.

Implementing the Six Steps of Kaizen will facilitate your company or organization to achieve a new standard or level of performance and enhance your competitiveness.

In this highly detailed training presentation, you will review the same methods and techniques that are harnessed by generations of Toyota supervisors, managers and engineers. They include techniques for uncovering waste, waste analysis and generating ideas for improvement. Mastery of these timeless techniques will improve your ability to conduct improvement in almost any setting and generate improvement results for your organization.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Understand the principles and key concepts of Kaizen
2. Acquire in-depth knowledge on the six basic steps of Kaizen
3. Understand the application of the key techniques and tools of Kaizen
4. Define the critical success factors in developing and sustaining a Kaizen culture

CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Kaizen
What is Kaizen?
The Importance of Kaizen
Work vs. Waste
Eight Types of Waste
Cost Reduction Principle
Six Steps of Kaizen

2. Step 1: Discover Improvement Potential
Kaizen vs. Problem Solving
Kaizen Attitude
Analytical Skills for Kaizen
Compare Performance Standards
Production Analysis Board
Using the Back Door
Five S
The Eight Deadly Waste

3. Step 2: Analyze the Current Methods
Basic Analysis Methods
Work Analysis
TWI Job Methods Analysis
Standardized Work
Equipment Loss Analysis
Value-Added Flow Chart
Flow Analysis Chart

4. Step 3: Generate Original Ideas
Common Roadblocks to Creativity
Brainstorming
Listing Faults
Listing Wishes
Listing Characteristics
The Gordon Method
Osborn's Checklist
5W1H & ECRS
Brainwriting
Nyaka Method
NHK Method
SCAMPER
What If?
Rules of Motion Economy
Assessment of Ideas

5. Step 4: Develop an Implementation Plan
Key Points in Planning
Example of Implementation Plan with Status Update

6. Step 5: Implement the Plan
Communication
Training
Positive Attitude

7. Step 6: Evaluate the New Method
Evaluate the Method
Effect Confirmation
Follow Up
Kaizen Summary Sheet

8. Critical success factors
Keys to Success

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