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Lean Event (Kaizen Blitz)

1. What is Lean Event 2. Purpose of Lean Event 3. Lean Event Plan 4. Benefits of Lean Event

Development of Lean Event (Kaizen Blitz)
Kaizen Continuous incremental improvement

Blitz To make a great effort to do something that needs to be done

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The origin of Lean Event concepts are pioneered by Toyota Production System. The concepts enabled the Toyota Production System to be the best in the world.

Definition of Lean Event
1. Kaizen Activity – which means small step increment or continuous improvement activities 2. Short-term, intensive and focus effort to dramatically to improve the performance of a limited scope process. 3. Process for improving QDC by eliminating wastes 4. Process for learning Lean Manufacturing techniques 5. Technique to simplify existing processes with minimum money and maximum use of the people who daily make them work 6. The beginning of Lean transformation on the production shop floor

Purpose of Lean Event
1. Speed of improvements can be realized quickly 2. Team are focused and free from daily operational issues 3. Team are creative and practical ideas are generated. 4. Intensity and urgency overcomes the intellectual resistance to new paradigm or ideas 5. Results generated are significant, clear and quick which will translate into enthusiasm and satisfaction. 6. Human development are enhanced as lean knowledge are being applied and transfer by relevant parties 7. Enhanced Learning by Doing

Lean Event Principles
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Doing, not proposing process Getting dirty together – hands on process A low cost process A simple process. Rules are simple, but mastery requires practice and commitment. Requires open-mindedness, positive attitude, reject excuses and seek solutions Apply 5 Whys – there are no stupid question Take action and implement ideas immediately. Don’t seek perfection.…...

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