Improvement As A System

Solving Problems through Kaizen
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

The Kaizen System

In this workshop we will discuss how you can utilize a systematic approach to solving problems and continually improving the workplace through The Kaizen System. This workshop will give you a general understanding of the kaizen philosophy and culture as well as introduce how the kaizen process can function within any organization.

You will learn the vital philosophies and principles necessary to build a strong improvement culture in any organization or work team through the proven Principles of Kaizen (Kai = Change; Zen = For the Better).

You will also learn how any organization, work team or team member can use a 7-Step System to resolving any problem or challenge the right way (includes an interactive exercise).

What are the requirements?

  • Before getting started, please download the Improvement as a System Workbook.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Embrace a unified approach to process improvement and problem solving.
  • Implement systematic improvement.
  • Resolve operational challenges within your business.
  • Define problems, discover root causes and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Utilize user-friendly, standard tools to help facilitate the kaizen process.

Who is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executives and Managers
  • Professionals
  • The Lean Community

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Principles of Kaizen
What is Kaizen?
Resourceful Thinking
Pursuing a Purpose
Transfer of Knowledge
Eliminate, Reduce or Change
Section 2: Building a Kaizen Culture
A Systematic Approach to Improvement
Step 1-Submit a Kaizen Card
Step 2-Evaluate the Kaizen
Step 3-Award Kaizen Points
Step 4-Notify the Team Member
Step 5-Celebrate the Kaizen
The Kaizen Process
Section 3: Solving Problems through Kazien Steps 1-3
Step 1-Identifying Opportunities and Set Kaizen Goals
Step 2-Brainstorm Potential Causes
Step 3-Identifying the ROOT Cause
Section 4: Solving Problems through Kaizen Steps 4-7
Step 4-Evaluate Potential Kaizens
Step 5-Plan and Implement the Kaizen
Step 6-Evaluate Kaizen Effectiveness
Step 7-Final Recommendation
Section 5: Solving Problems through Kaizen Activity: Collision Alley
Collisions Alley Activity Download
8 pages
Step 1-Opportunity and Kaizen Statements
Step 2-Brainstorm Potential ROOT Causes
Step 3- Identify Root Cause
Step 4-Evaluate Potential Kaizens
Step 5-Plan and Implement
Step 6-Evaluate Kaizen Effectiveness
Step 7-Make Final Recommendation

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Instructor Biography

Michael E. Parker, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Author and Lean Expert

Prior to starting Michael E. Parker Enterprises, Mr. Michael E. Parker worked for Toyota Motor Corporation where he was hand selected by President and CEO Akio Toyoda to receive specialized training in Japan from 1st generation Lean Experts on the Toyota Production System and Lean Management Philosophy. Throughout his career, he has managed and led lean management programs for Toyota and other multi-million dollar organizations in both the service and manufacturing industries throughout Canada and the United States.

After seeing how lean could be used to improve operations in the manufacturing industry, Michael E. Parker decided to expand his experience and knowledge to the service industry. He started and expanded more than 10 companies across multiple industries while creating a new management philosophy that built upon the fundamentals of Lean and could be easily applied to the service industry. He called this management approach "Value-Centered Management" and wrote about it in his book "Who Said So?" by Wiley Publishing. Who Said So? has also allowed him to share his management philosophy, in an easy to read narrative format, and has generated praise by many for its creativity and simplistic delivery of Lean and Value-Centered concepts and practices.

Michael E. Parker's success has allowed him to receive national attention and recognition for his work and breakthrough ideas. He has been called upon to make special guest appearances on Fox Business News, NBC and other major networks to share his knowledge in business and Lean expertise.

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