Kaizen Events

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There is no faster way to disect a process, develop a plan and fix a process

A Kaizen Event is a chartered, sponsored and facilitated workshop that focuses a dedicated team on an under-performing process or function. It is an important weapon in the pursuit of improvement and Kaufman Global has completed hundreds of them over our 20 years of work.

Kaizen Events (also known as Rapid Improvement Events) achieve significant results in a short period of time while engaging the organization in hands-on learning. Lean techniques commonly utilized include: value stream mapping, hand-off and RACI charting, brainstorming, modified affinity diagramming, and impact / difficulty matrices, among others.

Kaizen Events originally targeted manufacturing. Starting in the 1990s, Kaufman Global has pioneered ways to apply Lean to non-manufacturing areas such as offices, administration and services. The Kaizen Event format works just as well in non-traditional environments but adjustments must be made. Kaufman Global excels in the application of Lean across a broad range of business types and problems.  We can help you determine if this approach is the right one for your specific challenge.

Download our popular White Paper: Lean Office Kaizen Event.

Our Framework For Success in Manufacturing, Offices and Service Applications

The Basics

  • Team Size: 4 to 6 people. Inside the process, upstream and downstream
  • 1 Sponsor and 1 Facilitator
  • Duration: 3 to 5 days
  • Charter and measurable objectives set prior to event (lead time, quality, cost, etc.).


  • Hospitals / Healthcare / Human Services
  • Manufacturing / Office / Supply Chain
  • Maintenance and Repair Operations
  • Anywhere where people and process come together.


The power of the team means dramatic improvement in productivity, quality, service quality and asset utilization. Visit our results page to find some examples.

We can help you hit the ground running with a Kaufman Global facilitated Kaizen Event. It starts with a call. Contact us to learn more.