Going Lean: Kaizen Events

Course Code: LKE
Delivery: Online
Languages: English, Chinese

In Lean, Kaizen is both a specific activity and a Japanese philosophy focusing on continuous improvement. It is formed from the two words: Kai = change and Zen = for the better. A Kaizen "Event" is a focused Lean change activity that is designed to address a particular issue or problem.


Kaizen Events is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning training program. It is intended for managers, operators, technicians, engineers, and trainers who work in, or are transitioning to, a Lean workplace.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Describe Kaizen within a Lean context
  • Explain Kaizen Events, the Value Stream Map, and the Future State Plan
  • Describe the responsibilities of the Value Stream Leader and Kaizen Event Leader
  • Explain cross-functional Kaizen teams, and types of Kaizen
  • Explain how a Kaizen Event is initiated, event constraints
  • Describe what a team needs for success
  • Describe basic team problem-solving tools, Brainstorming, Five Why
  • Understand Root Cause and the Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Explain the Kaizen Event Problem-Solving Process
  • Explain how to identify the problem, measure, analyze, generate solutions
  • Describe how to select the solution, implement, evaluate, standardize
  • Describe Kaizen problem-solving tools
  • Explain how to sustain Kaizen problem-solving tools

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® certification training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards training requirements.

ISBN 0-9736935-1-7

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