3 Steps to Better Kaizen

3 Steps to Better Kaizen

By Steven Bonacorsi

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3 Steps to Better Kaizen

 

How sequencing Kaizen events can be used to redesign your entire production line.

 

Steven Bonacorsi’s insight:

When companies rely too heavily on Kaizen, what they’re often really saying is, “Our Value Stream isn’t good, but we can’t afford to start from scratch.”
Free Webinar: 3 Steps to Better Kaizen https://leonardogroupamericas.lpages.co/3-steps-to-better-kaizen

The underlying philosophy of Kaizen is that unless a process is improving, it is degrading. This means that every process needs to have an improvement plan. And it’s part of everyone’s job to make this happen by suggesting improvements and working on them. Sounds great, right?

Not so fast. Could the very need for Kaizen be a red flag, a warning that something was lacking at the design stage?

It’s easy to embrace the concept of Continuous Improvement, without considering why you need it to begin with. The problem with traditional Kaizen is that continuously improving a broken system results in wasted time, resources, and money.

What I’m proposing is a new approach to Kaizen. Rather than seeking to incrementally improve your Current State, begin with the end in mind. Then use your Kaizen efforts, not as a quick fix, but as a means towards the creation of the perfect Value Stream.

I’ll discuss this idea at length in a free 60-minute webinar called “Three Steps to Better Kaizen” Tuesday, August 8th 1:00pm - 2:00pm (New York); 11:00am - Noon (Denver); 10:00am - 11:00am (L.A.) https://leonardogroupamericas.lpages.co/3-steps-to-better-kaizen





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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.