Process Improvement Events Facilitation (Kaizen)
(3 – 5 days)
This program can be delivered over a period of time to allow for resource flexibility.
RIT will work with your organization to develop customized training and an internal Kaizen process to address improvement opportunities. Process Improvement Events is an excellent “hands on” approach to engage your entire workforce to make rapid changes that drive results. A team normally consists of 4 – 6 members and will be exposed to a cycle of activities based on the following phases:
Kaizen Event Preparation
Introduces participants to the process for structuring a Kaizen process improvement event. Team leadership and roles and responsibilities will be covered as well as interactive Lean Six Sigma overview training. Through structured exercises, teams will be shown how to prepare for the event as they document current state and suggested actions. A communication plan will be discussed. The final Kaizen plan will be reviewed in concert with company management and the project sponsor for approval and guidance.
Kaizen Event Facilitation
Participants will implement an actual Kaizen improvement plan. Teams will spend time in the selected work area applying their classroom knowledge to improve operational efficiency. In some cases, a pilot or simulation may be conducted. The new process will be documented in a standardized way and training will be provided. Participants will be responsible for documenting the “before” and “after” changes to their process and quantify all improvements. Daily reviews will be held with company management and project sponsor.
Post Kaizen Lessons Learned and Coaching
The Kaizen team will be required to present the results of their project to management and document all improvement results. The team will discuss their strategy to sustain changes which include audit plan and transition to process owner(s). Team members will review their experiences, which will be captured and documented for future Kaizen improvement events. Additional improvement opportunities will be identified.