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Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: Kaizen Overview

  • Concepts and Principles of Kaizen
  • Kaizen Application Insight
  • Crucial Implementation Issues and Strategies
  • Maintaining Kaizen Implementation

Module 2: Kaizen Strategy

  • Role of Management
  • Change Management
  • Tailoring the Culture to Kaizen
  • Kaizen Tools
  • Selecting and Handling Projects
  • Identifying Teams to Implement Kaizen
  • Roles of Team Members
  • Performance Metrics
  • Successful Kaizen Implementation

Module 3: Kaizen Tools

  • Kaizen Quality Improvement Tools
  • 7QC Tools and Their Application
  • Check Sheet
  • Pareto Chart
  • Histogram
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Process Map
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Control Chart

Module 4: Kaizen Week Approach

  • Kaizen Week Preparation
  • General Kaizen Week Framework
  • Facilitation Keys
  • Kaizen Team Rules
  • Kaizen Week Schedule

Module 5: Types of Waste

  • Overproduction
  • Overprocessing
  • Waiting
  • Motion
  • Transportation
  • Inventory
  • Rework

Module 6: Kaizen Advanced Concepts

  • Kaizen Tools and Techniques
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Tailoring Culture
  • Introduction to Value Stream Mapping
  • Selecting and Managing Projects
  • Developing a Kaizen Roadmap
  • Role of the Kaizen Leader
  • Planning and Organising Effective Kaizen Events

Module 7: Introduction to Kaizen

  • What is Kaizen?
  • Toyota’s View of Kaizen
  • Kaizen Philosophy
  • Implementing Kaizen
  • Kaizen as an Improvement Methodology
  • How the Process Works?
  • Kaizen Bursts/Blitz Vs Formal Kaizen

Module 8: Kaizen Event

  • Characteristics of a Good Kaizen Event
  • Deploying Kaizen Events in Situations
  • Problems Solved Using Kaizen Events
  • Employing Kaizen Will Enable You To
  • Kaizen Limitations
  • Kaizen as an Improvement Methodology
  • Formal Kaizen Event Execution Stages
  • Variations on a Theme

Module 9: DMAIC

  • Kaizen Working with DMAIC
  • Kaizen Events and Tradition Methodologies
  • Kaizen Vs Waterfall Approach
  • Kaizen ISFs
  • Kaizen Lean Toolkit

Module 10: Process

  • What is a Process?
  • Process Concepts
  • Types of Process
  • Comparing Process Types
  • Advantages of Visual Mapping

Module 11: Process Maps

  • Introduction to Process Maps
  • Swim Lanes and Process Map Levels
  • SOPs and OTGIs
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Process Measurement Points
  • List of Criteria for a Good Measure
  • Brief Description of Data Collection Planning
  • Steps of Data Collection Process
  • Identify SPC Charts and Metrics
  • Data Collection Sheet
  • Frequency and Sample Size
  • Evolving Data Collection Plan

Module 12: Introduction to VSM

  • Value Stream Maps
  • Where are VSM’s Used?
  • What is a Value Stream?
  • Mapping the Process Types
  • Manufacturing VSM
  • Creating the “As Is” VSM
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • Value Stream Symbols
  • Using Swim Lanes to Identify Logical Process Blocks
  • Process Boxes

Module 13: VSM Metrics

  • Useful VSM Metrics
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Square Wave and Kaizen Burst
  • Alternative VSM
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Identify Areas of Improvement
  • Layout Diagrams and Headache Tablets
  • VSM “To Be”
  • Steps for Building a Value Stream Map
  • Building Your Paper to the Required Standard
  • Points for Facilitators and Process Mapping Closedown
  • Transactional VSM and How the New Process Works?
  • Layout Diagrams

Module 14: Interactive VSMs

  • Interactive VSMs Overview
  • Interactive Process Concepts
  • Format of the Interactive VSM
  • Common Rows on the Interactive VSM
  • How to Create an Interactive Map?
  • Interactive Map
  • Interactive VSM
  • Interactive VSM Symbols and Measures
  • Service Transaction Box

Module 15: Preparation in a Nutshell

  • Kaizen Preparation in a Nutshell
  • Selecting Suitable Areas for Kaizen
  • Office/Transactional/Retail Based Kaizen Opportunities
  • Not Everything Can Be Solved by a Kaizen Event
  • Formal Kaizen Roles
  • Headline on Formal Kaizen Roles
  • How the Roles Work Together?
  • Sensei/Facilitator/Coordinator
  • Kaizen Sponsor and Champion

Module 16: Team

  • Team Leader
  • Variations on a Theme
  • What to Look for in a Good Team Leader?
  • Solution Team Member
  • Ad Hoc Subject Matter Practitioners (SMEs)
  • Recorder
  • Getting the Correct Team Mixture
  • What to Look for in a Good Team Member?
  • Kaizen Approach to Understanding the Process
  • Process Borders Definition
  • CS&F Web Fulfilment SIPOC

Module 17: Meeting, Charter, and Training

  • Pre-Kaizen
  • Aim and Agenda of the Kick-Off Meeting
  • Kaizen Charter
  • Typical Charter Contents
  • Purpose of Training
  • Suggested Training Agenda
  • Mandate: Gateway to Action
  • Base Camp
  • Event Rules
  • Basecamp Checklist

Module 18: Implementation in Nutshell

  • Implementation Step in a Nutshell
  • Possible Implementation Schedule
  • Possible Tools/Techniques and Solutions
  • What Makes a Good Solution?
  • No Moon Shots
  • Seven-Step Problem Solving Methodology

Module 19: Waste and Transaction

  • Spotting Waste
  • Understanding Transactional Waste
  • Ideal Transaction
  • Barriers to the Ideal Transaction
  • Eliminating Missing Information
  • Eliminating Inaccurate Information
  • Eliminating Assumptions
  • Poor Information Flow
  • Facilitator and Team Leader Responsibilities
  • Solution Team, Champion, and Sponsor Responsibilities

Module 20: Daily Review

  • Daily Review in a Nutshell
  • Sponsor Responsibilities in the Daily Review
  • Facilitator and Champion Responsibilities in the Daily Review
  • Typical Daily Review Agenda
  • Short Time-Scales
  • Follow-Up in a Nutshell
  • How Follow-Up Works?
  • Solution Team, Facilitator, Sponsor, and Champion Responsibilities
  • Thirty Day Plan
  • Checklist

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Who should attend this Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Course?

The Certified Kaizen Foundation and Practitioner Course is designed for individuals willing to enhance their skills and understanding in Kaizen Pprinciples and methodologies. This Kaizen Certification Course will be especiallymore beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Production Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Manufacturing Experts

Prerequisites for the Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend the Certified Kaizen Foundation Course. However, before attending the Practitioner Course, one must complete the Foundational Course.




Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Course Overview

Kaizen Training Courses emerge as powerful catalysts for driving organisational success. In today's competitive landscape, the mastery of Kaizen is indispensable, particularly for professionals holding leadership and operational roles where continuous improvement is a strategic imperative.

This 1-day Kaizen Training by the Knowledge Academy is designed to demystify Kaizen methodologies, offering a hands-on approach to waste reduction and process optimisation. Delegates will emerge with the knowledge and tools needed to become effective agents of change within their teams and organisations.

As organisations increasingly prioritise efficiency, this Kaizen Certification Course becomes a strategic investment for professionals looking to navigate and lead in a rapidly evolving business landscape. The Knowledge Academy's Kaizen Training ensures that participants not only understand Kaizen principles but also know how to apply them for immediate and lasting impact.

Course Objectives:

  • To impart a comprehensive understanding of Kaizen principles and methodologies
  • To equip participants with practical tools for implementing continuous improvement in their work processes
  • To foster a mindset of proactive problem-solving and innovation
  • To demonstrate the importance of waste reduction and streamlined processes in enhancing productivity
  • To enhance communication and teamwork skills for effective collaboration in continuous improvement initiatives
  • To provide real-world examples and case studies for practical application of Kaizen concepts

Upon completion of this Kaizen Course, delegates will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their teams towards continuous improvement, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced waste, and sustained success in their professional endeavours.

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What’s included in this Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Course?

  • Certified Kaizen Foundation and Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors         
  • Certified Kaizen Foundation and Practitioner Certificate     
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner Exam Information

Certified Kaizen Foundation Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Kaizen Foundation, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 50 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 60%, or 30/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

Certified Kaizen Practitioner Exam Information 

To achieve the Certified Kaizen Practitioner, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 17/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no pre-requisites for this training course.
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 2 day(s).
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner certification in Belgium starts from €1495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Kaizen Foundation & Practitioner.
Please see our Kaizen Training courses available in Belgium

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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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