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Gemba Academy just launched a batch of 37 new videos

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Gemba Academy was a sponsor of the Lean Kanban North America conference in San Francisco last May. This conference is geared toward IT and software professionals.

Gemba Academy subscribers can now watch the videos of all key presentations at this conference.

The 36 presentations are divided into six groups:

  • Lean Startups
  • Lean Applied
  • Evolving Product Management
  • Kanban
  • Managing Risk
  • Beyond Budgeting

Check out these new presentations in the Events area of Gemba Live!

 

Kaizen Institute India and Economic Times announce the Economic Times Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence Summit

The event is organized by Economic Times & Kaizen Institute will be acting as a knowledge partner for this event.

Indian economy is projected to become third largest in the coming decade and is seen as investment destination for various industries and sector including manufacturing, healthcare, jewellery and infrastructure. Needless to say, that while these sector continue outbound development, a crucial element of growth will be economies of scale and efficiency in the entire process chain. Given the scenario, the importance of operational excellence in pacing up nation's process cannot be undermined.

Economic Times Operational Excellence summit is an endeavor to bring various industry stakeholders together on single platform and discuss strategies and steps which will ensure today's dream turns into tomorrow's reality!

Fore more information take a look into the summit pdf

 

The Lean guru and Kaizen Institute Consulting Group founder will be giving a key note speech

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The Lisim Conference will feature Masaaki Imai as one of the key note speaker where he will be sharing his experience with Kaizen and helping companies achieve continuous Improvement.

The conference takes place between 14 and 15 August and will allow participants to be part of discussions, networking and get to know the beautiful country of Colombia. 

Kaizen Institute Consulting Group Colombia hopes to see a full house and to exchange lean knowledge with all the participants.

Both Kaizen Institute Hungary and Spain improved their website with a fresh new design

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After Portugal it was time for Spain and Hungary to update their website with online event booking, success stories database and a rich glossary.

With the new website improvements visitors have a better user experience due to the simpler and leaner look.

Spain website also offers a rich newsletter section with the great client projects and continuous improvement examples.

Your KAIZEN® Tour Lead Consultant - Danie Vermeulen

Danie Vermeulen has improved numerous companies, in multiple sectors, successfully implemening and sustaining KAIZEN® within their operations. Your learning experience will be enhanced, by receiving expert advice and coaching along your journey-step by step.

During October's Japan Benchmark tour Danie will guide participants through a learning journey based on the "see it to believe it" philosophy where everyone will have the opportunity to visit the Gemba where continuous improvement happens every day.

To lean more about the leading consultant take a look his bio summary.

 

 

The new website provides an improved user experience and facilitates event registrations

 

Kaizen Institute just launched a lean related blog to share experiences and help readers achieve continuous improvement

Kaizen Institute new Blog

In order to create and contribute to Lean and Continuous Improvement discussion, Kaizen Institute started a new blog which is open for discussion and used to share interesting articles related to the Kaizen philosophy.

Take look at our blog page and feel free to comment, follow us and contribute to the immense Kaizen world by sharing your experiences.

One of our most popular post is the relation between 5S Thinking and the White Gloves used in Japan

 

French Japan Tour

27.05.2014

"If you want real change, your whole team has to see it and they have to see it together." Jeff Kaas President Kaas Tailored

Kaizen Benchmar Lean Tour to Japan French

Kaizen Tours are an integral part of the services offered by the Kaizen Institute worldwide

Join participants from around the world for an exceptional ride and visit several world-class companies in Japan.

The partners of our Kaizen Tours are organizations which have achieved amazing improvements through the Kaizen philosophy and have been honored with awards of excellence.

Kaizen Institute France is organizing this excelent "see to bealive it" tour in 19-25 October, so make sure to mark it on your calendar and register.

 

Kaizen Institute Consulting Group CEO explains how to create a kaizen culture

Jon Miller at creating a kaizen culture

In this video Jon Miller shows how to achieve a Kaizen Culture based on his experience and his book “Creating a Kaizen Culture”.

The presentation happened in Denton, Texas to a group of executives.

Watch the full video at Gemba Academy video page.

  

Kaizen Institute Portugal is organizing an amazing Benchmark Tours

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Gemba Kaizen Lean Benchmark Tours

Immerse yourself over four days into the original Japanese thinking behind Lean and its successful application across a range of industries.

Kaizen Tour is a unique experience that brings practical results for companies that embrace this initiative. In order to fulfill visitors expectations.

Kaizen Tour is completely tailor made; it is possible to select four companies from a cross sector list.

The benchmark companies have been applying kaizen and welcome visitors to be a part on their continuous improvement efforts. The experienced Kaizen Institute Portugal team will guide participants through this 4 days lean learning journey.

It's also a great oportunitity to get to know Portugal and the Porto city which was considered to be one of the best european destinations.

For more information take a look into the Lean Benchmark Tour brochure or read previous kaizen tour participants testimonials

 

A video demonstration on how to achieve a lean office

Kaizen Institute Consulting Group New Zealand has created yet another great lean video demonstrating how Kaizen Office Live helps organization to improve their team and back-office management.

 

Through visual management and good practices it's possible to achieve a better working place with less MUDA and better performance.

Two new video productions just launched – short term window of time to obtain these for FREE

Gemba Academy

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

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Probably the country with the highest number of lean events this year has gone to an improved online booking system part of moving to the new website platform. With this improvement we hope to offer our visitors a leaner and easier online experience.

  

Kaizen Institute Consulting Group in New Zealand shows how to do Kaizen

RDC Aquatic center is one of Kaizen Institute New Zealand's clients and they have opened their doors to show how much they have improved by implementing kaizen at their facilities.

Indizen 2014 concluded with huge response

IndiZen 2014 Lean Conference India Kaizen institute

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

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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

kaizen benchmark tour

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 Consulting Group Spain Lean Awards

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.

Click here to see the Kaizen Lean Awards Winners

Managers are impressed by the kaizen way of companies in Romania

Masaaki Imai Kaizen Award Meeting 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 in Italy December 2013

Masaaki Imai and Kaizen Institute Consulting Group closed this year strong after 4 events in Europe and 3 in the Americas.

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

Kaizen Institute Spain Lean 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.

Kaizen Institute Consulting Group hopes to inspire organization to achieve continuous improvement.

 

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!

For more information, please download the program
For registration, please download the registration form

TEM Launched

13.11.2013

Total Environmental Management is a new service by Kaizen Institute India

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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

 

Kaizen Lean Award

08.11.2013

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.

Portugal award
Spain award

 

Masaaki Imai will be in Brasil between 3 and 8 November

Masaaki Imai conference Brasil

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

Masaaki Imai event in Italy December 2nd

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.

Registrations are free.

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

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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

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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:

Take the time to navigate through this new website and enjoy what Kaizen Institute Consulting Group has to offer

 

New Kaizen Book

21.06.2013

KAIZEN in Logistics and Supply Chains: Learn to create world-class logistics

Kaizen Book

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!

Kaizen Kaikaku Tours are an integral part of the services offered by the KAIZEN Institute worldwide. Join participants from around the world on a remarkable tour and experience several world class local based companies in Japan. Our Kaizen Kaikaku Tour partners are successful companies, often honored with awards in their respective sectors. This tour affords a "behind the scenes" view into the production and service segments of our Tour partner's facilities, providing a look at current Kaizen trends in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Gemba Kaizen Book

23.04.2013

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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