Professional Course

Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvement

ASQ - American Society for Quality, In Seattle (+2 locations)
1 day
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Course description

Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvement - 1-day course

This 1-day course merges the Lean and Kaizen philosophies to provide you with new knowledge and insights into tried-and-tested methodologies for reducing waste and continuously implementing best practices.

The course program blends lectures with discussion, class exercises and report-back sessions to provide a highly practical overview of Lean Kaizen as an approach to implementing change and eliminating unnecessary waste. Key topics covered include:

  • What is Kaizen and how is it traditionally applied?
  • Using Kaizen to attack costs, cycle time and other waste
  • Kaizen methodology, steps and tools
  • Application techniques of Kaizen breakthrough events
  • Forming Kaizen teams and developing Kaizen improvement projects
  • Developing plans for lean transformation within the organization

ASQ also offers this course in an instructor-led virtual classroom setting, or as on-site training.

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Who should attend?

This course is for anyone interested in improving processes and operational efficiencies by reducing cycle time and waste.

Training content

Learning objectives:

  • Know the definition and traditional application of Kaizen
  • Understand the core concepts of lean, and how Kaizen projects help pave the way on the lean journey
  • Use Kaizen to attack cost, defects, cycle time, and other waste
  • Study the Kaizen methodology, its steps and tools, and application techniques of Kaizen breakthrough events
  • Perform a successful Kaizen event
  • Form Kaizen teams and facilitate the agenda for developing Kaizen improvement projects
  • Develop plans for a lean transformation within your organization


ASQ Members pay an Early Bird price of $799 through 6/2/19.

In-Company Training

In addition to scheduled dates, this course can be delivered as an in-company training for your staff. Request information to learn the details.

Certification / Credits

CEU Hours: 0.6, ASQ RU: 0.6

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