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Certified Kaizen Facilitator

1 year
199.95 USD
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1 year
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Course description

The MSI Kaizen certification course, an exclusive offering by the Management and Strategy Institute, is meticulously crafted to provide students with a fundamental grasp of the principles and techniques required to orchestrate and lead a Kaizen event within an organization effectively.

Kaizen, a philosophy rooted in continuous improvement, is a versatile approach applicable to virtually any process, task, or function. Kaizen is part of the Six Sigma and Lean Management methodologies. Its transformative power extends across diverse domains, including but not limited to administrative tasks, maintenance procedures, engineering practices, business operations, and logistics management.

At its core, Kaizen serves as a potent mechanism for waste reduction. It achieves this by identifying and eliminating Non-Value Adding Activities (NVAA), tasks or processes that do not contribute directly to the final product or customer satisfaction. This waste elimination process yields substantial enhancements across multiple facets of an organization:

  1. Standardized Systems: Kaizen promotes the establishment of standardized systems that ensure consistency and predictability in workflows.

  2. Efficiency: By streamlining processes and eliminating inefficiencies, Kaizen drives significant improvements in operational efficiency.

  3. Process Optimization: Continuous improvement through Kaizen leads to refined processes that are better aligned with organizational goals and customer expectations.

  4. Quality Enhancement: As waste is reduced and processes are optimized, the quality of products or services is elevated, resulting in increased customer satisfaction.

  5. Timely Delivery: Kaizen's focus on efficiency and waste reduction enables organizations to meet delivery deadlines more reliably.

  6. Service Excellence: Service-oriented sectors can leverage Kaizen to enhance the overall customer experience by delivering higher quality services with fewer hiccups.

  7. Cost Savings: One of the most tangible benefits of Kaizen is cost reduction. Organizations can operate more cost-effectively by eliminating wasteful activities, boosting their bottom line.

The Kaizen Facilitator course equips individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to lead Kaizen events, a critical capability for driving continuous improvement and fostering a culture of excellence within any organization. This approach enhances the bottom line and empowers teams to work cohesively toward a shared goal of maximizing value while minimizing waste.

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Who should attend?

It is recommended that you have an understanding of Six Sigma and Lean Management principles before taking the Kaizen Facilitator course, however it is not required. The Kaizen Facilitator training course includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.

Training content

  • What is Kaizen
  • Non-Value Activities
  • Kaizen History
  • The Current State
  • Kaizen Challenges
  • Kaizen Questions
  • Other Methodologies
  • Kaizen Characteristics
  • Kaizen Event
  • Lean Principles
  • The Basics of Lean
  • Lean Processes
  • Lean Industries
  • Lean & Six Sigma
  • Lean Analysis
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Kanban
  • JiT
  • Push vs. Pull
  • 5S
  • PDCA
  • Cause & Effect
  • Poka Yoke
  • Kaizen Events
  • Kaizen Components
  • Event Planning
  • Events & Execution
  • Event Schedules
  • Event Charter
  • Data Collection
  • Kaizen Leadership
  • Scoping the Event
  • Forming the Team
  • Logistics
  • Communication
  • Kickoff Meeting
  • Current Event State
  • Value Streams
  • VSM
  • Identify Waste
  • Forms of Waste
  • Muda, Mura, Muri
  • RCA
  • Brainstorming
  • Future State Map
  • Prioritizing
  • Solution Design

Course delivery details

This quality management training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.

Certification / Credits

Certified Kaizen Facilitator (CKF)™

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12 Jul 2023
Great course material and easy…

Great course material and easy navigation. Impressed with the format of the course delivery.

11 Apr 2023
Mostly Simple items

The program should be harder. I was able to get certified in just a few hours.

31 May 2022
Very informative course

Very informative course

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Management and Strategy Institute

The Management and Strategy Institute (MSI) is a prominent ISO 9001-certified trade association dedicated to representing process improvement professionals across various industries. MSI has a vast membership of over 350,000 individuals, spanning 50 states and 34 countries. The institute offers...

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