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Kaizen Approach - Lean Methodology for Continuous Improvement

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Kaizen Experts and Facilitators are needed in companies and industrial facilities as organizations are now realizing the importance of Kaizen activities such as continuous improvement programs. Start this free online course on Kaizen today and you will learn how to bring about a cultural change in organizations through Kaizen principles, philosophy, action plans, events and stories.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Kaizen is a continuous improvement program. Following the success stories of Kaizen implementation in Japan, this methodology has spread worldwide and many companies greatly improved their performance by utilizing this approach. Kaizen has not developed into an internationally agreed standard yet, but the details about how to bring about a Kaizen cultural change in organizations and companies by different industry experts has been brought together in this free online course.

The course begins by covering the context of the Kaizen, its history, introduction, the literal meaning of the root term, important principles, philosophy etc. Then the course highlights the PDCA approach for Kaizen improvements. You will leanr about the major Kaizen concepts, such as the three Ms - Muri, Mura and Muda, the Kaizen event, the Kaizen cycle, major Kaizen Systems, Gemba Kaizen, Kaizen implementation program, management of Kaizen Events, Kaizen Stories and many other Kaizen principles.

Lastly, the course also clears the confusion among professionals related to continuous improvement versus continual improvement. For example you'll learn why ISO standards use the term continual improvement and Kaizen programs use continuous improvement. Monitoring of Kaizen improvement programs, such as Kaizen events are important, therefore, the responsibility of monitoring is also discussed. Start this course today and gain valuable skills that will help you implement cultural change in organizations through Kaizen principles, philosophy, action plans, events and stories.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the concept, philosophy and literal meaning of Kaizen
  • List the successful attributes of Kaizen events
  • Define Kaizen, Three Ms which is Muri, Mura and Muda
  • Explain the PDCA/SDCA in the perspective of Kaizen improvement program
  • Explain the Kaizen cycle
  • Compare the level of Kaizen approaches
  • List the major Kaizen systems
  • Explain Gemba Kaizen, and role of management
  • Compare direct versus indirect earners and how Gemba Kaizen can help direct earners
  • List the seven-step process for Kaizen implementation
  • Describe the elements of Kaizen events
  • Narrate the development of Kaizen stories and their themes 
  • Compare the concept of continual improvement versus continuous improvement
  • Discuss the responsibility of monitoring Kaizen events

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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