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Kaizen Test Post

Kaizen events are short duration improvement projects with a specific aim for improvement; typically they are week-long events led by a facilitator with the implementation team being predominantly members of the area in which the kaizen event is being conducted plus a few additional people from support areas and even management.

Kaizen events although normally promoted as one-off events should be part of an overall program of continuous improvement if they are to be successful and for gains to be sustained. Events in an environment where they are not supported or understood generally have gains that are quickly eroded over a short period of time as people revert to their original ways of working.