Pattern hex
School of Lean

The Kaizen Way

Part-phi­los­o­phy, part-action plan, Kaizen relies on every­one from C‑suite exec­u­tives to front-line work­ers con­tin­u­ous­ly mak­ing small changes any­where that there’s poten­tial for improvement. 

Done right, Kaizen uni­fies an organization’s col­lec­tive tal­ent pool and turns it into a pow­er­ful improve­ment engine, result­ing in high­er-qual­i­ty prod­ucts, more effi­cient process­es, and hap­pi­er customers.

Our Kaizen train­ing mod­ule, The Kaizen Way, intro­duces the method­ol­o­gy and explains why Kaizen is a crit­i­cal ele­ment in any Lean system.

We’ll explain what it takes to cre­ate Kaizen cul­ture, how to run a Kaizen event (and why you should), and share exam­ples of how real orga­ni­za­tions are apply­ing these core prin­ci­ples to dri­ve mea­sur­able improvements.

What You’ll Learn in this Online Kaizen Course

This online train­ing pro­gram speaks to Kaizen’s inher­ent dual­i­ty and digs into both the phi­los­o­phy and the actions that define this fun­da­men­tal Lean method­ol­o­gy. We’ll explain:

  • What Kaizen is and its role in the Lean enterprise.
  • The 3 Gens, a philo­soph­i­cal prin­ci­ple that takes deci­sion-mak­ers to where the action” is so that they can gath­er facts from the source via con­ver­sa­tions with employ­ees and direct observation.
  • How to build a cul­ture where every­one is engaged in dri­ving the reg­u­lar, incre­men­tal improve­ments that lead to long-term gains in all areas.
  • How to imple­ment Kaizen’s five-step process for con­tin­u­ous­ly set­ting and improv­ing standards.
  • What a Kaizen event is and pro­vide a roadmap for the high-speed 5‑day event. We’ll also teach you how to focus on rapid prob­lem-solv­ing and how to think crit­i­cal­ly about iden­ti­fy­ing and imple­ment­ing solutions.
Warehouse tour

Benefits of Gemba Academy’s Kaizen Training Course

This Kaizen train­ing course will teach you how to devel­op a cul­ture and an action plan that, togeth­er, dri­ve con­tin­u­ous improve­ment and set the stage for long-term success.

  • Expert insights on-demand.

    Gem­ba Acad­e­my boasts a grow­ing library of 2,000+ on-demand train­ing videos host­ed by busi­ness trans­for­ma­tion experts with real-world experience.

  • Site-based sub­scrip­tion models.

    We offer site-based sub­scrip­tions to the Gem­ba Acad­e­my Learn­ing Library, which means we charge per loca­tion, not by user, giv­ing com­pa­nies an afford­able, scal­able solu­tion for ongo­ing train­ing. We’re also adding new con­tent all the time, so you won’t run out of material.

  • Lean learn­ing for con­tin­u­ous improvement.

    Gem­ba Acad­e­my shares every Lean les­son in 8 – 10 minute bursts, as research has shown that adults retain more infor­ma­tion when con­tent is short and sweet. Videos are con­ver­sa­tion­al and designed with effi­cien­cy in mind, ensur­ing there’s zero waste in the learn­ing experience.