When to Use a Kaizen Event vs. Daily Kaizen

When to Use a Kaizen Event vs. Daily Kaizen

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When to Use a Kaizen Event vs. Daily Kaizen

We get the chance to talk to leaders implementing the Kaizen approach to continuous improvement on a regular basis. One of the questions people who are new to the Kaizen way often ask is, “Should I do daily Kaizen or Kaizen events?”

The short answer is, “Yes.”

Daily Kaizen is essential for tackling small problems before they become big ones and for sustaining improvements that have been implemented. Making continuous improvement part of everyone’s job forms the basis of Kaizen culture.

However, some challenges require a more focused approach. Kaizen events require a significant investment of human capital. The team puts their other work aside for three to five days to focus on the target process or problem. That’s not trivial, so Kaizen events aren’t always the right tool for the job. But here are some situations where they make perfect sense.  

Original: https://blog.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/kaizen/kaizen-events/when-to-use-a-kaizen-event
By: Matt Banna
Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:06 pm

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