February 5, 2020 | San Diego, CA
This workshop will teach you the methodology of Kaizen, its importance in sustaining continuous improvement efforts within the organization, and how it supports the flow, implementation and recognition of improvement proposals made by all collaborators.
- Understand the fundamentals of Kaizen and its importance as a central aspect of a lean system
- Document Kaizen improvement
- How to judge improvement proposals according to their compliance to the Kaizen requisites
- Commence a plan for the introduction of Kaizen in your organization
|Date(s)||February 5, 2020|
|Duration||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Location||San Diego State University - College of Extended Studies 5250 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-1925|
|Cost||$800* (Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day)|
The Kaizen Teian or Kaizen methodology promotes the sustainable continuous improvement as a daily way of life for every member within the organization. It supports the flow, implementation and recognition of improvement proposals made by all collaborators.
Kaizen is the original concept that has been used by Toyota until today and that has become the culture in all Toyota sites in Japan and overseas. It provides a structure to channel the opportunities for improvement detected by any employee and convert them into realized changes that have a positive impact in the way people perform and perceive their work.
“I congratulate Sammy on how he conducts his explanations. He gives us a clear vision of how we can leverage the continuous improvement process in our organization, emphasising the total involvement of everyone in search of the simple and effective.”
– Osvaldo Louzane, Johnson & Johnson
Kaizen requires a formalized structure within the Organization, where collaborator’s proposals are evaluated, implemented, reviewed and recognized according to their alignment to the company’s declared objectives for continuous improvement. The recognition system also helps motivate collaborators to participate, either individually or through team work, in the proposal and implementation of their improvement ideas.
The benefits of Kaizen include the participation of all collaborators in improving and transforming (evolving) the organization in small, every day, incremental steps that do not lose effectiveness over time.
Some of the elements utilized to support Kaizen are: Visual Management Kaizen Boards, Kaizen proposal format, Proposal scoring matrix, Kaizen rewards system, Monthly metrics reporting, etc.
Besides the tangible benefits, Kaizen is regarded as a most effective technique to improve engagement and culture within a company.
- Office personnel and Operators – to understand the importance of following Kaizen as an every-day occurrence
- Managers to learn how to evaluate people’s Kaizen forms (improvement proposals)
- Engineers and lean leaders – to understand how to introduce, support, and teach Kaizen
Organizations at any stage in a lean transformation that are struggling with:
- Failures to sustain the results from past suggestions or kaizen events
- Problems in getting collaborators to propose improvements for their work areas
- Poor ownership and accountability from employees, for changing the status quo
Learn more about the instructor(s) who will be leading you through this workshop.
LEI Faculty, President Honsha Associates, Honsha Associates
Sammy learned the Toyota Production System while working at Toyota Motors in Japan. For three years he underwent intense practical training at the Honsha Overseas Engineering Division in Toyota City. Then for 13 years, he implemented lean in a variety of Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela.
Sammy has hands-on experience implementing lean principles in other industries, including healthcare, construction, retail, and government. In all, he has helped over 300 companies on their lean journeys. He holds a master’s degree in technology management and has lectured at universities such as Stanford and Harvard. He currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha Associates.
San Diego, CA
Workshops begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm. Breakfast and lunch are provided with breakfast beginning at 7:30am.
Breakfast, breaks and lunch are included in your registration fee beginning with breakfast at 7:30am. You are on your own for dinner. LEI staff can provide advice on local restaurants and attractions in the area. Please inform LEI of any food allergies or specials needs.
Workshop attire is business casual
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