Two new video productions just launched – short term window of time to obtain these for FREE
Our partner company Gemba Academy released a couple of new Online videos about Michael Lombard's recent webinar on "10 Lessons Learned from Practicing the Toyota Kata Approach" and a Lean Thinker Interview with Jim Huntzinger, where he discusses TWI.
These videos will be free for the next 30 days (or less), so be quick to grab them.
As many before, Kaizen Institute Germany went to the new website
Kaizen Institute Consulting Group in New Zealand shows how to do Kaizen
Indizen 2014 concluded with huge response
IndiZen "gives an opportunity to Learn, Network, Celebrate and Share the work done by organizations in terms of implementation of Kaizen/Lean/Operational Excellence".
This year IndiZen was again another success:
- 64 Organizations from India & Overseas
- 188 Participants
- 32 Case Study participants & 4 Best case studies awards
- 5 Excellence Inside Tours
- 2 Masaaki Imai Citations
- And ONE FOCUS – Operational Excellence
We would like to thank all the participants and congratulate them in the pursuit of continuous improvement.
Canada is the fifth country going to the new website
Kaizen Institute Consulting Group Canada moves to a new and improved website where visitors can register in the Kaizen Lean Events.
To get to know the Canada team take a look into the team page with full Bios including professional experience.
For any questions Kaizen Canada can be reached through their contact page.
Experience Lean Production at our kaizen Tour on March 2-8, 2014 in Japan
At this exceptional Tour you will explore the roots and philosophy of kaizen and Lean Production. Toyota Motor Corporation and other successful Japanese companies will give insights into their lean concepts being in place.
You will learn the concepts of lean and kaizen, how to apply them, and what benefits to expect. You will understand how to implement kaizen as both a management system and as a method for continuous improvement of your running business. International Kaizen experts will answer your questions during the tour. You will benefit from discussing your lessons learned and from networking with participants from other companies.
Take this opportunity and participate in our international tour in Japan!
For more information and registration, take a look into the benchmark tour page.
Start a lean 2014 by improving with Kaizen
Kaizen Institute has a full schedule of lean events with workshops on how to achieve continuous improvement throughout 2014. From Lean strategy to daily gemba improvements there is a rich list of kaizen events all over the world.
Starting in January Kaizen Institute will be offering compelling lean trainings:
- Kaizen Strategy Planning: will cover how to improve the business results through an optimized continuous improvement lean strategy. The workshop will be organized in Portugal by Kaizen Institute Consulting Group Portuguese team.
- Kaizen Foundations training is a 4 day course to give an understanding of the basic principles of lean manufacturing and kaizen tools.
The benchmark tours are also set for 2014 where participants have the rare opportunity to take an inside look on how top organizations have adopted Kaizen to achieve everyday improvements.
For tailored trainings we allow organizations to make Custom Trainings requests.
Kaizen Insitute Awarded the best Lean Success Stories
Kaizen Institute Spain held, at CEOE Headquarters in Madrid, the presentation of Success Stories at Kaizen Lean Awards where organizations were acknowledged for their Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence efforts.
The Awards were divided in 4 different categories:
- Excellence in Quality – Rewards projects focused on reducing defects, rework elimination and improving the level of service
- Excellence in Productivity – This category is about improving Process Time by reducing Lead Time and increasing the overall efficiency and productivity of teams and their equipment.
- Excellence in Logistics – Focuses in projects about improving service levels, reduce inventory, improved warehouse operations and transport routes.
- Excellence in Continuous Improvement Systems – Rewards organizations who have implemented systems which allow them to improve everyday by following the Kaizen philosophy.
Managers are impressed by the kaizen way of companies in Romania
More than 100 participants witnessed the success of different kinds of companies at this exceptional event in Romania. General Managers presented outstanding business results of their companies that were achieved by implementing the Kaizen Management System.
The speakers shared their experience of how to boost company performance with kaizen in different industries in Romania. The event was mainly attended by CEOs and other representatives from Top Management who were inspired by the kaizen way of Best Practice companies.
Masaaki Imai, as founder of Kaizen Institute, highlighted the underlying principles of the Kaizen Management System, and he also participated in the Q&A session of the Kaizen Manager Club members.
The second kaizen Award conference in Romania will take place in 2015, and will continue to provide an unique platform for kaizen and Lean Management in Romania. For more information, please contact our office in Romania.
After 7 countries and 2 continents Masaaki Imai returns
Masaaki Imai did a big tour this year visiting several Kaizen Institute countries: Finland, Poland, Italy, Brazil, Romania, Mexico and Chile.
Through all these events Masaaki Imai shared decades of knowledge about Kaizen and how to achieve continuous improvement. The lean guru behind Kaizen philosophy keeps pushing forward on new ways to improve organizations and explains that “Kaizen is everywhere improvement, everybody improvement, every day improvement”.
Upcoming events are being planned, meanwhile it is possible to request an appearance from Masaaki Imai.
CEVA in Spain was awarded with the Kaizen Logistics Excellence award
CEVA is one of the world's leading supply chain companies and recently won the Kaizen Logistics excellence award due to "the effort and challenges in implementing the program of operational optimization. The program Kaizen workshops and daily meetings to analyze and solve problems" (Borja Iglesias, Senior Operations Manager).
The Kaizen award event in Spain just finished but organizations are welcome to register for next year.
The doors are open for welcoming the business community
Take the opportunity to participate in the special event “Kaizen Award in Romania” on 28 November 2013 in Bucharest.
You will learn more from Best Practice companies how they have achieved outstanding results by implementing the Kaizen Management System.
As special guest speaker there will be Masaaki Imai, the kaizen Guru and Founder of Kaizen Institute. The event is designed for decision-makers from multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, and will be held in English, Japanese and Romanian language. Registrations are possible until 25 November 2013!
Total Environmental Management is a new service by Kaizen Institute India
It is the first such integrated service offered in India. It is an integrated approach to Identifying and Managing the five environmental hazards that your or any other organization has to deal with on a day to day basis. Going Green, being Sustainable etc, are no more mere buzz words! It is a business imperative and makes economic sense.
Learn more about TEM from Kaizen Institute India
Portugal and Spain just opened the registrations
The Kaizen Lean award aims to distinguish organizations for their lean efforts to achieve Continuous Improvement.
The award event allows experience sharing and keeps organizations motivated on doing their best. The ceremony is followed by the press and gives an opportunity for companies to show their success with Kaizen.
Masaaki Imai will be in Brasil between 3 and 8 November
Don't miss out on the oportunity to join the Kaizen Guru Masaaki Imai and learn from his experience.
From 3 to November 8, Masaaki Imai will be in Brasil for a series of conferences about organization continuous improvement.
For more information visit Kaizen Institute Consulting Group Brasil Website.
The Kaizen Guru is going to Italy to share decades of experience
We offer the opportunity for managers or entrepreneurs to meet Massaki Imai, the founder and top expert in continuous improvement and innovation.
Particpate in workshops related to Product, Supply Chain and Sales.
Come and join us with Masaaki Imai on December 2nd in Italy. to learn more about Kaizen Philosophy.
One of India’s most important Kaizen and Lean annual gatherings is back
IndiZEN has become one of India’s most important annual gatherings of professionals and experts in the Operational Excellence/ Lean/ KAIZEN sector. The objective of this event is to give you an opportunity to Learn, Network, Celebrate & Share the work done by your organization in terms of implementation of Kaizen/ Lean/ Operational Excellence.
Register in the Kaizen Indizen 2014
Masaaki Imai talks about how to reach true long-term improvement
3-minute video of Kaizen Institute founder, author of seminal books Kaizen and Gemba Kaizen, and grandfather of Lean awareness Masaaki Imai speaking in English (with Portuguese subtitles) about how kaizen leads to lean, and lean leads to green.
Masaaki Imai is hard at work on his third book in which he aims to elevate the conversation about kaizen to the level of corporate governance, true long-term value and a re-examination of organizational fitness based on flow, synchronization and leveling.
Come and Join us in Germany for a TFM Foundation event where you can learn more about the philosophy and methods of Total Flow Management.
This training will have a wide appeal from the production Manager to the employees looking for a way to achieve continuous improvement. The event is given in English.
Take look and register for the TFM Foundation Kaizen Lean Event.
A lean course to better understand the fundamental principles and methods of Kaizen
A 4 day course designed to give all participants an understanding of not only the basic principles of lean manufacturing and Kaizen tools and techniques, but also the practical application within the workplace.
Kaizen Institute Consulting Group New Website is online
In an effort to provide a consistent one approach, one team and global company status, Kaizen Institute Consulting Group has completely redesigned its website with multiple new features:
- A powerful online booking for Lean/Kaizen events
- Improved visuals and content
- To the point consulting services description
- And much more
Take the time to navigate through this new website and enjoy what Kaizen Institute Consulting Group has to offer
KAIZEN in Logistics and Supply Chains: Learn to create world-class logistics
A great book about Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains from Euclides Coimbra has been released. Learn to create world-class logistics and supply chains in any industry using kaizen's seven main principles
KAIZEN Institute has relationships with over 150 host companies in Japan, the birthplace of Lean. Join us!
2nd edition of Gemba Kaizen is available on Amazon
2nd edition of Gemba Kaizen is available on Amazon! Read the book written by Kaizen Institute's founder Masaaki Imai
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