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.
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