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BE809 Learning to Improve - The Kaizen Way

Certificate Track: Lean Practitioner

Authentic Lean requires continuous improvement – every day, by every person. To achieve continuous improvement an organization needs a reliable improvement method. The objective of this training is to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement continuous improvement in the workplace. The core method is an 8 step improvement method called SBAR-PDSA. In addition, learn how to perform every day problem-solving. The course is energy-packed and hands-on; participants will practice the concepts and tools in a simulation.

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What You Cover

  • Overview of the Reliable Method for Improvement (SBAR/PDSA) & how it works
  • Define the Current Situation: Project Charter & Team Formation
  • Identifying the Background (Current State): Process Mapping & Measurement
  • Assessment: Root Cause Analysis & Gap Analysis
  • Recommendations: Selecting & Prioritizing Recommendations for Improvement
  • Creation of a Lean Pathway
  • PDSA: Using the PDSA Model for small tests of change

Cost: $399
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Tom Fabrizio
Tom Fabrizio, president and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, LLC and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE), has been teaching leadership, team development, and Just-In-Time systems for over 25 years. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts, including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Mr. Fabrizio holds an undergraduate engineering degree, a MEd, and a law degree. He has authored several books and training programs about Lean.

Applies towards the following certificate(s)
Lean Practitioner

Interested in bringing this program to your organization? Contact Michelle Giovannozzi.