Kaizen Events

Kaizen Events: Putting Lean into Practice

Kaizens are on-site implementation events and are essentially the building blocks of all Lean production methods. A Kaizen implementation event involves workers from multiple functions and levels in the organization working together to address a problem or improve a specific process. The team uses analytical techniques, such as Value Stream Mapping, to quickly identify opportunities to eliminate waste in a targeted process. The team works rapidly to implement chosen improvement lean techniques typically focusing on changes that do not involve large capital outlays.

Kaizen Events are typically five consecutive days in duration.

Cost: For project pricing, phone (918) 592-0722 or contact your local Manufacturing Extension Agent.

Real change and improvement requires implementation.