Improvement As A System
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Improvement As A System

Solving Problems through Kaizen
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Created by Michael E. Parker
Last updated 3/2017
Price: $50
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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  • Before getting started, please download the Improvement as a System Workbook.

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).

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executives and Managers
  • Professionals
  • The Lean Community
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
The Principles of Kaizen
5 Lectures 24:08

Pursuing a Purpose

Transfer of Knowledge

Eliminate, Reduce or Change
Building a Kaizen Culture
7 Lectures 13:54
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

Solving Problems through Kazien Steps 1-3
3 Lectures 20:59
Step 1-Identifying Opportunities and Set Kaizen Goals

Step 2-Brainstorm Potential Causes

Step 3-Identifying the ROOT Cause
Solving Problems through Kaizen Steps 4-7
4 Lectures 11:46
Step 4-Evaluate Potential Kaizens

Step 5-Plan and Implement the Kaizen

Step 6-Evaluate Kaizen Effectiveness

Step 7-Final Recommendation
Solving Problems through Kaizen Activity: Collision Alley
8 Lectures 19:49
Collisions Alley Activity Download
8 pages

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
About the Instructor
Michael E. Parker
5.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
12 Students
1 Course
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.