June 29


September 30


Kaizen webinars: summer 2016

Following the very successful  series co-organised in winter 2015-2016 with the Kaizen Institute GmbH, the series of liveKAIZEN WEBINARS, targeted at the industrial and the academic sector, had been launched in summer 2016.

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

What is Kaizen?  by Kaizen Institute: https://www.kaizen.com/about-us/definition-of-kaizen.html

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 Basics     (Wednesday 29 June 14:30-15:30 - Brussels time)
Introduction to KAIZEN, Value/ Waste, 5S, Standards, People involvement


JIT Basics (Flow Basics)   (Wednesday 6 July 14:30-15:30 - Brussels time)
Value Added and Muda;TFM Starting Point; Building Blocks of the TFM Model; TFM Targets and Result; Traditional Batch Flow vs. Total Flow.


TPM Basics  (Wednesday 13 July 14:30-15:30 - Brussels time)
Introduction 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)    (Wednesday 7 September 14:30-15:30 - Brussels time)
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 ergonomics   (Friday 16 September 14:30-15:30 - Brussels time)
Workstation design elements, Positioning, Separation, Sequence, Ergonomics


Lean Admin basics    (Friday 30 September 14:30-15:30 - Brussels time)
TSM Intro, 6 level model, Waste tree, 5S, Office Standards


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


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