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Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation

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Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation outlines the fundamental aspects of an effective continuous improvement program that can be used to implement lean and make it stay. Creating and sustaining change can only happen when management is completely dedicated to continuous improvement. Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation will break down the most common uses for kaizen events, and how to plan, execute, and follow up on each of them.

Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation will first outline the key aspects of a company kaizen program including the kaizen governing committee, the kaizen champion, tracking and schedule of kaizen events, and the communication system within the organization. It will also give detailed direction on numerous types of kaizen events and how each requires different approaches to implementation. This is where Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation will stand-alone as the "the book" on kaizen.

Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation emphasizes culture change and how management must deal with resistance to lean and change. Without management commitment and employee buy in, lean and kaizen will go away.