The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service, and Technical Environments.

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The Kaizen Event Planner is a practical, how-to guide for planning and executing Kaizen Events in non-manufacturing settings, and conducting post-event follow-up to sustain the changes made. Geared to continuous improvement professionals and leadership within the office areas of manufacturing, the service sector and knowledge-worker environments, this book provides the methodology and practical tools for generating measurable results, while building a motivated workforce and laying the foundation for continuous improvement. The Kaizen Event Planner provides those responsible for improving office, service, and technical processes with the skills to effectively scope the activity, engage the right people, and facilitate successful events.

Highlights the key success factors for holding Kaizen Events in non-manufacturing environments.

Provides readers with a set of interactive, Excel-based tools, which serve as standard work for planning and executing Kaizen Events and conducting post-event follow-up.

Introduces Metrics-Based Process Mapping - a tactical-level mapping tool that enables process designers to make effective, data-based decisions regarding waste elimination - and measure the success of their improvement efforts.


ISBN# 9781563273513
Author(s): Karen Martin, Mike Osterling
Publisher: Productivity Press
Publication Date: 10/05/2007
Size: 8-1/2 x 11
Pages: 240
Binding: Paperback

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