Kaizen and VSM

This course focuses on two tools of the Lean methodology of reducing waste:

  • Kaizen, an activity meant to streamline a selected process
  • The use of Value Stream Mapping as a critically important analysis tool in laying the foundation for meaningful performance improvement

Course topics include scope definition, team selection, project planning and more.

Hours: 8

Learning Outcomes

  • "Jump start” a Kaizen activity to make measurable and lasting improvements  

Intended Audience

Appropriate for anyone, from Lean rookies to those who have been disappointed in previous Kaizen and VSM activities; it is especially useful for those leading an improvement effort

Prerequisites

None