Strategic KAIZEN™

The new book by Masaaki Imai, released in the U.S. on June 22nd

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Today’s improvement based on KAIZEN™ Principles will strengthen your organization and lead to a better future

1. Eliminate Muri, muda and Mura, and improve QCD
2. Create standardized work practices
3. Stimulate your workplace by improving the "motion mind"

KAIZEN™ Time Study
Digital Workstyle for All

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Over 300 short KAIZEN™ videos available on demand

These videos are perfect for self-study, blended learning, or micro-learning training just when you need it

"The implementation of shopfloor management, was another important step within our EFQM process and made us the benchmark leader in the meat processing industry."

Ralph Dausch - CEO Kaufland Fleischwaren, Germany

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Welcome to Kaizen Institute

Today KAIZEN™ is positioned as an important pillar of a long-term competitive strategy by many successful corporations.

KAIZEN™ Guiding Principles

  • Good processes deliver good results
  • Go see for yourself to grasp the current situation
  • Speak with data, manage by facts
  • Take action to correct root causes of problems
  • Work as a team
  • KAIZEN™ is everybody's responsibility
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Upcoming Training Courses

The goal of the seminar is to familiarize the participants with the basics of KAIZEN™ / Lean. With theoretical input, practical examples and exercises, partially in a real company, they learn about sustainable implementation of the daily KAIZEN™ process at Shopfloor, while actively involving employees in the process of change.


The KAIZEN™ Foundations Certification Program is an introductory program designed to familiarize those with limited or no exposure to KAIZEN™/Lean methodologies to practices that reduce waste, identifies savings opportunities, and engages others to new and better ways of doing work. It exposes the student to a KAIZEN™/Lean Operating philosophy and provides them with the means to support it on a day-to-day basis. Students learn how introductory Lean tools foster a waste-free, customer-centric work environment. For those familiar with KAIZEN™ training, this covers the same course material as our Yellow Belt Training, but in an Online format. The program is delivered online with a live facilitator in a series of weekly modules. Please contact us if you wish to participate in the program please fill out the registration. The dates will be confirmed for start when at least 8 students are registered!


En las empresas productivas, la gestión de activos es de alta relevancia en los resultados del negocio. El Mantenimiento Productivo LEAN®, entrega pilares que posibilitan extender el valor de los activos, junto con ampliar la capacidad productiva aumentando el OEE, al reducir el tiempo total de paros, utilizar los equipos a su velocidad nominal y asegurando la Calidad de los productos. Esto requiere la integración entre el cambio conductual de las personas en las líneas productivas, un soporte planificado efectivo y eficiente, una resolución estructurada de problemas simples a complejos, con seguridad de las personas e instalaciones.


Lean har dessverre blitt feiltolket og anvendes ofte ganske tannløst i vestlige virksomheter. Man snakker gjerne om 3-5 år før man ser virkningene. Dette er langt fra den opprinnelige Toyota-tilnærming. Kaizen Institute har en svært aggressiv tilnærming til hvordan man skal oppnå RASKE forbedringer parallelt med at dette bygger opp om en langsiktig transformasjon av virksomheten. Vi angriper der det er viktigst, og vi angriper med kraft og intensitet! Vårt KAIZEN™ Events kurs innenfor Value Stream KAIZEN™ metodikken gir deg en grundig trinn for trinn innføring i hvordan du skal organisere og gjennomføre effektive og raske forbedringer i en verdiskapningsprosess. Og gjennom praktiske oppgaver får du øvd på å anvende denne effektive metoden på en verdistrømsforbedring. Bli med på Norges første virtuelle kurs i KAIZEN™ Events med våre eksperter innenfor denne tilnærmingen. Kurset gjennomføres over 3 interaktive webinarer á 2,5 timer med noe hjemmearbeid mellom webinarene. Bestått eksamen gir deg tittelen "Certified KAIZEN™ Events Practitioner by Kaizen Institute".


Who works with Kaizen Institute

A small selection of the clients we serve.


"Kaizen Institute has done a commendable job in promoting KAIZEN™ across Africa, especially in East Africa. With many organizations trained and on the path of KAIZEN™, there is significant awareness, learning and capacity enhancement. We at BIDCO across Africa have been one of the earliest clients and we continue to be a staunch believer and promoter of KAIZEN™ in every process and business!"

Vimal Shah - Founder Director BIDCO Africa, Kenya

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