Learn how post-Kaizen follow-up is essential to ensure that Kaizen deliverables are implemented and sustained.
- I hope you've enjoyed the course.…I would like to leave you…with the top five pitfalls to avoid.…At the top of the list is the failure to plan,…or not investing sufficient time and effort…to plan the workout or Kaizen event.…Planning should take place at least three weeks in advance.…The second pitfall is not developing a clear charter…for the workout or Kaizen event.…Or worse yet, no charter.…The event charter is a simpler version…of a lean Six Sigma project charter.…
It has a problem statement, stating the problem…to be addressed in specific and measurable terms,…a goal statement for the event that is smart,…the key metric to be improved,…scope for the event, expected benefits,…and a list of stakeholders, including process owners.…And the champion's approval signature.…A hurriedly put together agenda is as bad…as not having one.…That is the third pitfall.…No agenda, or not developing a detailed agenda…in advance of the event.…
The agenda must be as detailed as I've described…in this course.…It should contain a sequence of well defined sessions,…
Note: This course does not cover general meeting facilitation. It is specific to planning Work-Outs and Kaizen events. Any prerequisite training in the Operational Excellence and Six Sigma learning paths should be completed beforehand.
- Determine the purpose of a generalized scope statement.
- Identify the step in an agenda that tells participants if they are needed at the event.
- List the sections of a detailed agenda used to map a value stream.
- Name three helpful ways to generate solutions after mapping the value stream in a Kaizen event.
- Recognize when an FMEA workout is necessary.
- Recall the purpose of a solutions workout.