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Kaizen Event Workshops

Three and Five Day Workshop/Events for Manufacturing & Distribution Companies

Kaizen (literally means continuous improvement) is utilized to achieve sustainable breakthrough improvements in company operations. Kaizen promotes rapid change, is a method to eliminate waste and empowers people with tools for uncovering improvement opportunities.

Buker, Inc. provides three and five day Kaizen Events to jumpstart companies continuous improvement efforts. The Buker Kaizen Events focus on the following:

  • Explain Kaizen
  • Understand and document the target work process
  • Evaluate the target work process (analyze waste)
  • Solve the performance issue
  • Act to improve the target work process
  • Institutionalize the process improvements

Generate Sustainable Breakthroughs
Kaizen is a primary source of change and sustainable breakthrough improvements for companies on their journey to best in class performance. Begin to engage all of your associates in implementing change in the workplace.

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE – COST ADD/VALUE ADD
The typical business process is 30% value added and 70% cost added. Cost added activities are the activities that if the customer knew they went on they would not willingly pay for them. The Kaizen team event eliminates these non-value added activities and reduces your processes to the core value or work.

During the workshop a dedicated team is formed. What you will experience in this workshop:

EXPLAINING KAIZEN AND LEAN CONCEPTS
Provides conceptual training on the nine types of waste, the elements of Lean, three step methodology for waste elimination and Kaizen event rules.

UNDERSTAND AND DOCUMENT THE TARGET WORK PROCESS
Identify and understand specific problems the team will work on. A process map of the “is condition” is created. A standard work sheet is developed to define the interaction of associates and their environment when processing the product or service.

EVALUATE THE TARGET WORK PROCESS
Understanding the forms of waste. Analyze the amounts and sources of waste in the target work process.

SOLVE THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE
Tools such as brainstorming are covered. Improvement ideas are generated and selected. A “should be condition” is formulated.

ACT TO IMPROVE TARGET WORK PROCESS
Improvement ideas are executed based upon developed action plans. Results are documented and ongoing performance metrics are adopted.

INSTITUTIONALIZE THE PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
New procedures and work instructions for the new processes are developed. Follow up actions are also created.

  • KANBAN KAIZEN EVENT

  • KAIZEN PRINCIPLES

    1. Spend No Money
    2. Add No People
    3. Reduce Space