December 11


March 11


KAIZEN webinars 2015 - 2016

Following the successful webinar series co-organised in 2014 with the Kaizen Institute Gmbh (, the EU-Japan Centre organized a new series of KAIZEN webinars.

This new series covered a full range of methods at basic level, offering attendees the key success factors for introducing and implementing LEAN within their company.

What is Kaizen?  by Kaizen Institute:

Kaizen is the practice of continuous improvement. Kaizen was originally introduced to the West by Masaaki Imai in his book Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success in 1986. Today Kaizen is recognized worldwide as an important pillar of an organization’s long-term competitive strategy. Kaizen is continuous improvement that is based on certain guiding principles:

  • Good processes bring good results
  • Go see for yourself to grasp the current situation
  • Speak with data, manage by facts
  • Take action to contain and correct root causes of problems
  • Work as a team
  • Kaizen is everybody’s business
  • And much more!

One of the most notable features of kaizen is that big results come from many small changes accumulated over time. However this has been misunderstood to mean that kaizen equals small changes. In fact, kaizen means everyone involved in making improvements. While the majority of changes may be small, the greatest impact may be kaizens that are led by senior management as transformational projects, or by cross-functional teams as kaizen events.

Schedule of the webinars:

KAIZEN BasicsFriday 11 December14:30-15:30Introduction to KAIZEN, Value/ Waste, 5S, Standards, People involvement
JIT Basics (Flow Basics)Friday 18 December14:30-15:30Value Added and Muda;
TFM Starting Point;
Building Blocks of the TFM Model;
TFM Targets and Result;
Traditional Batch Flow vs. Total Flow.
TPM BasicsFriday 15 January14:30-15:30Introduction of the TPM system.
Recording of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for production.
- Recording of KPIs for maintenance (e.g. MTBF/MTTR).
Levels of Autonomous Maintenance.
- Levels of Planned Maintenance.
Quality (SSP / FMEA Tools)Friday 22 January14:30-15:30KAIZEN®- TQM Model ,The Auto Quality Instruments,1. Standards
2. Self-control
3. Poka Yoke
4. Jidhoka
5. SPC (statistical process control)
- Build an Auto Quality Matrix
FMEA Small
Workplace organization 5S and ergonomicsFriday 26 February14:30-15:30Workstation design elements
Lean Admin basicsFriday 4 March14:30-15:30TSM Intro
6 level model
Waste tree
Office Standards
Motivation (Worker)Friday 11 March14:30-15:30Know what motivates each individual
Celebrating achievements
Feedback (giving / receiving)
Empower your employees
Motivation by role modeling
Build on their strengths
Informal team building
Authority and Accountability


Each session encompassed a presentation by an expert from Kaizen Institute GmbH, followed by a Q&A session to develop personal cases.

Eligibility: our webinars prioritize subscriptions from EU based companies, chambers of commerce or similar public bodies (except consultants).

Contact: Margherita Rosada, tel: +32 2 2823715, email:


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