Kaizen

Kaizen

A Japanese term for “Good Change,” Kaizen is synonymous with “Continuous Improvement” in Lean & Six Sigma business practices.

Kaizen events are short duration improvement projects with a specific aim for improvement; typically they are week long events led by a facilitator with the implementation team being predominantly members of the area in which the kaizen event is being conducted plus a few additional people from support areas and even management.

Whether your team is in need of a new, specialized piece of software to help streamline your processes, or are simply needing to remove waste in daily tasks, a Kaizen event is the foundation on which to build. Through Kaizen, we’ll use Lean and Six Sigma tools and principles to effectively understand current process baselines, identify ideal future states, and develop actionable implementation plans to achieve that future state.

Process

Kaizen Events follow the DMAIC Process of Continuous Improvement, with the goal of Eliminating Waste in your process.

This approach to continuous improvement allows each team member to have involvement in the desired improvements, while giving them the tools to “see” future improvement opportunities. Furthermore, the DMAIC process ensures that we not only effectively improve the process, but also control it to ensure it does not revert to the “old way.”

Define
The purpose of this step is to clearly articulate the business problem, goal, potential resources, project scope and high-level project timeline.
Measure
The purpose of this step is to objectively establish current baselines as the basis for improvement. This is a data collection step, the purpose of which is to establish process performance baselines. Good data is at the heart of the DMAIC process.
Analyze
The purpose of this step is to identify, validate and select root cause for elimination. A large number of potential root causes (process inputs, X) of the project problem are identified via root cause analysis.
Improve
The purpose of this step is to identify, test and implement a solution to the problem; in part or in whole. This depends on the situation. Identify creative solutions to eliminate the key root causes in order to fix and prevent process problems.
Control
The purpose of this step is to sustain the gains. Monitor the improvements to ensure continued and sustainable success. Create a control plan. Often the most difficult step, but necessary in order to prevent falling back to old habits.

Kaizen Consulting Packages

Understaffed and needing to do more with fewer people, or just want to be proactive and help your team focus on value-added tasks? Our Kaizen Consulting packages will help you and your team achieve results faster by combining industry experience with process improvement expertise.

1 Day Kaizen Process Improvement Event

Our 1 day Kaizen event will focus you and your team on streamlining 1 to 2 small business processes. We’ll begin by mapping the current state process, identifying the ideal future state process, and working together to identify action items to take us to that future state, all while eliminating wasteful, non value-added steps along the way! Our process improvement experts will teach, facilitate and document the Kaizen, while participants provide valuable insight and contribute to the “Future State.”

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-Kaizen calls to prepare and discuss processes to be analyzed
  • 1 day (6 hours) of on-site Kaizen facilitation
  • 2 one-hour post Kaizen calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

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3 Day Kaizen Process Improvement Event

Our 3 day Kaizen event will focus you and your team on streamlining 2 to 4 small business processes, or 1 larger process. We’ll begin by mapping the current state process, identifying the ideal future state process, and working together to identify action items to take us to that future state, all while eliminating wasteful, non value-added steps along the way! Our process improvement experts will teach, facilitate and document the Kaizen, while participants provide valuable insight and contribute to the “Future State.”

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-Kaizen calls to prepare and discuss processes to be analyzed
  • 3 days (18 hours) of on-site Kaizen facilitation
  • 2 one-hour post Kaizen calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

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5 Day Kaizen Process Improvement Event

Our 5 day Kaizen event will focus you and your team on streamlining 4 to 6 small business processes, or 1 to 2 larger process. We’ll begin by mapping the current state process, identifying the ideal future state process, and working together to identify action items to take us to that future state, all while eliminating wasteful, non value-added steps along the way! Our process improvement experts will teach, facilitate and document the Kaizen, while participants provide valuable insight and contribute to the “Future State.”

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-Kaizen calls to prepare and discuss processes to be analyzed
  • 5 days (30 hours) of on-site Kaizen facilitation
  • 2 one-hour post Kaizen calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

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Process Mapping Event

Need help mapping your processes, for documentation or training purposes? Our team can help by facilitating a mini-Kaizen to process map your current processes and document the results!

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-Kaizen calls to prepare and discuss processes to be analyzed
  • 1 day (6 hours) of on-site Kaizen facilitation
  • Digital, editable versions of completed process maps
  • 2 one-hour post Kaizen calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

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Process Documentation Event

Would your team like to prevent the stress of turnover, or document the “tribal knowledge” of a seasoned employee to ensure you retain their knowledge? Our team can help create Standard Work Documentation to ensure that turnover training is a breeze!

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-Kaizen calls to prepare and discuss processes to be analyzed
  • On-site Kaizen facilitation
  • Digital, editable versions of completed documented processes
  • 2 one-hour post Kaizen calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

Packages are custom designed to fit each client’s needs. Please contact us for more information and pricing.

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Process Improvement Mentoring

Would your team like guidance on instituting process improvements on site, but not quite in the market for on-site consulting? Our team can provide remote guidance to help your team see and improve on opportunities to become more efficient and effective.

Package includes:

  • 12 weeks of process improvement mentorship
  • 2 hours per week of dedicated remote support and mentorship
  • Project guidance and accountability tracking

Packages are custom designed to fit each client’s needs. Please contact us for more information and pricing.

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Departmental Transformation

Need a complete overhaul for your team or department? Let our team of industry and process improvement experts help you shape the future of your team or department.

Packages are custom designed to fit each client’s needs. Please contact us for more information and pricing.

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Training Packages

Utilize our training packages to teach your team members the necessary skills to become Process Improvement Practicioners.

"Learning to See" Lean Process Improvement Training

This 2 day training will train attendees on “learning to see” waste and non value-added process tasks. Though informative modules and classroom exercises, attendees will leave training with a new mindset on becoming lean process improvement practitioners to make valuable impacts to your business.

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-training calls to prepare for training
  • 2 days (12 hours) of on-site Training & Facilitation
  • Hard copies of training materials and associated reference books for each trainee
  • 2 one-hour post training calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

Topics Covered:

  • Incorporating Lean & Six Sigma into the workplace
  • Waste (Muda) Identification and Elimination
  • Value Stream Mapping (Current and Future State)
  • How to facilitate a Kaizen event

* A minimum of 4 trainees is required for this training. A maximum of 24 trainees is allowed for each 2 day training.

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Lean Practitioner Training & Certification Preparation

This 4 day training will train attendees on becoming true Lean Practitioners for your organization – individuals equipped with the toolset and mindset to institute process improvement changes for your organization. Though informative modules, classroom exercises and a hands-on workshop to bring it all together, attendees will leave training with a new mindset on becoming lean process improvement practitioners to make valuable impacts to your business.

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-training calls to prepare for training
  • 3 days of on-site Training & Facilitation
  • 1 day of practical application of the learned tools on an actual process 
  • Hard copies of training materials and associated reference books for each trainee
  • Certificates for each trainee that can be used to achieve Lean Certification
  • 2 one-hour post training calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

Topics Covered:

  • Incorporating Lean & Six Sigma into the workplace
  • Project Identification and Chartering
  • The Theory of Constraints
  • Waste (Muda) Identification and Elimination
  • 6S
  • Value Stream Mapping (Current and Future State)
  • How to facilitate a Kaizen event
  • Flow (Information, Product)
  • Visual Workplace
  • Error Proofing (Poka Yoke)

* A minimum of 12 trainees is required for this training. A maximum of 24 trainees is allowed for each 4 day training.

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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

This 2 day training provides an introduction to process management and basic Six Sigma tools, giving students a strong understanding of processes, and enabling them to provide meaningful assistance to your organizations’s efforts of continuous improvement. Though informative modules and classroom exercises, attendees will leave training with a new mindset on becoming Six Sigma practitioners to make valuable impacts to your business.

Package includes:

  • 2 one-hour pre-training calls to prepare for training
  • 2 days (12 hours) of on-site Training & Facilitation
  • Hard copies of training materials and associated books for each trainee
  • Certificates for each trainee that can be used to achieve Six Sigma Certification
  • 2 one-hour post training calls to help sustain processes and provide guidance

Topics Covered:

  • Process Maps (SIPOC, Input/Output Mapping
  • Cause and Effect Matrix
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Introduction to Graphical Analysis

* A minimum of 8 trainees is required for this training. A maximum of 24 trainees is allowed for each 2 day training.

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Student Affairs Consulting

Our Student Affairs expertise includes Housing, Residence Life, and Student Conduct.

Student Affairs Business Process Consulting

Need an outside opinion on how you’re running your Student Affairs department? Our team of former Student Affairs professionals can help you refine and improve your business practices to ensure smooth operations!

Package Options: 

Remote Consulting 1 (12 weeks, 1 hr/week)

  • Dedicated remote assistance via web and phone calls to coach through business practices

Remote Consulting 2 (12 weeks, 2 hr/week)

  • Dedicated remote assistance via web and phone calls to coach through business practices

On-Site Consulting (2 days)

  • 12 hours (2 days) of dedicated on-site business process consulting
  • 2 one-hour preparation calls prior to campus arrival
  • 2 one-hour follow up calls 

On-Site Consulting (3 days)

  • 18 hours (3 days) of dedicated on-site business process consulting
  • 2 one-hour preparation calls prior to campus arrival
  • 2 one-hour follow up calls

Business Process Deep Dive

  • 18 hours (3 days) of dedicated on-site business process consulting
  • 2 one-hour preparation calls prior to campus arrival
  • 2 one-hour follow up calls
  • 12 weeks of one-hour, dedicated remote assistance via web and phone calls to coach through business practices

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Tired of doing things "the way we've always done it?"

Tools

During a Kaizen Event, you and your team are instructed in the use of specialized improvement tools and methodologies, which will then be used by each team member to actively participate in your improvement events.

Seen here, a Value Stream Map is one such tool that is used to not only map out your current process, but also to make all waste in the process visible for easy elimination.

Waste

Copious amounts of waste can occur in the workplace, but do you know what the eight most commons wastes are and how they impact your organization?

During your team’s Kaizen Event, you’ll learn about 8W – The 8 Forms of Waste, how to identify them in your process and in other areas of your work, and most importantly – how to eliminate them.

Your team will “Learn to See” Waste. They will leave the event with a new mindset, and eyes that now easily identify waste in all areas of life!

Transportation

Unnecessary movement of product, materials or information.

Inventory

Excess products and materials not being processed.

Motion

Unnecessary movements by people (e.g., walking).

Waiting

Wasted time waiting for the next step in a process

Overproduction

Production that is more than needed, or earlier than needed.

Overprocessing

More work or higher quality than is required.

Defects

Errors caused by rework, scrap or incorrect information.

Skills

Underutilizing people’s skills, talents and experience

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Waste in your job

Years of Experience

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Campus Kaizen has Taught Process Improvement Methodologies and Facilitated Kaizen on 4 Continents

"This is the way we've always done it" is useless.

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