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Certified Kaizen Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: 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 2: 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 3: DMAIC

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

Module 4: Process

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

Module 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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
  • Process Mapping Closedown
  • Transactional VSM and How the New Process Works?
  • Layout Diagrams

Module 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 Practitioner Course?

The Certified Kaizen Practitioner Course is designed for individuals who want to gain expertise in the principles and methodologies of Kaizen. This Kaizen Certification Course will be especially beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Process Improvement Specialists
  • Lean Practitioners
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Operations Managers
  • Continuous Improvement Teams
  • Project Managers
  • Industrial Engineers

Prerequisites for the Certified Kaizen Practitioner Course

Delegates must have completed the Kaizen Foundation Certification Course before attending the Certified Kaizen Practitioner Course.

Certified Kaizen Practitioner Course Overview

Kaizen Training emerges as an essential cornerstone for fostering organisational excellence. The Kaizen Practitioner Course, meticulously crafted by The Knowledge Academy, delves into the intricacies of advanced Kaizen methodologies, presenting a comprehensive exploration of strategies for continuous improvement.

Understanding Kaizen is crucial for professionals in various roles, especially those in leadership positions, where the ability to implement and sustain continuous improvement practices is a strategic advantage. This Kaizen Certification Course is tailored for individuals aiming to master Kaizen principles and drive positive change within their teams and organisations.

This intensive 1-day Kaizen Training by The Knowledge Academy equips delegates with advanced Kaizen tools and techniques, elevating their proficiency in implementing and leading continuous improvement initiatives. Delegates will gain practical insights into process optimisation, waste reduction, and fostering a culture of innovation within their work environments.

Course Objectives:

  • To deepen delegates' understanding of advanced Kaizen methodologies
  • To provide advanced tools for effective implementation of continuous improvement strategies
  • To hone skills in proactive problem-solving and innovation leadership
  • To emphasise the strategic importance of waste reduction in enhancing organisational productivity
  • To foster advanced communication and collaboration skills for driving continuous improvement
  • To present real-world case studies illustrating the successful application of advanced Kaizen concepts

Upon completion of this Kaizen Course, delegates will emerge as proficient Kaizen Practitioners, ready to lead transformative initiatives in their organisations. With this Kaizen Certification Course, they will possess the knowledge and skills to implement advanced Kaizen methodologies, resulting in heightened efficiency, reduced waste, and sustained success in their professional endeavours.

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What’s included in this Certified Kaizen Practitioner Course?

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

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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