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Unfortunately many organizations suffer from one or more of the following event malpractice symptoms: Little or no measurable business impact Poor linkage to strategic and value stream imperatives Unsustainable results Unfavorable employee experience Limited organizational learning and growth Insufficient foundation for daily kaizen The Kaizen Event Fieldbook addresses the root causes of those symptoms head-on, providing the necessary insight, in the context of lean theory, lean leadership principles and standard work to successfully plan, execute, and follow-through on effective kaizen events.

Practical examples, over a hundred figures and tables, and many real-life "Gemba Tales" give the reader an enriched learning experience. Also included is a chapter on the deployment of a kaizen promotion office, a glossary, and two appendices, which offer blank forms and an overview of daily kaizen.

The foreword, written by lean scion Art Byrne, touches upon the early U. Read More The KPO must know, teach, maintain and apply kaizen event standard work. Kaizen event team leaders -- successful leaders of cross-functional, multi-level kaizen teams have a solid understanding of the kaizen event process, including pre-planning, follow-through and event work strategies.

Mark R. Hamel is a lean six sigma implementation consultant, award-winning author and blogger. He has played a transformative role in lean implementations across a broad range of industries including aerospace and defense, automotive, building products, business services, chemical, durable goods, electronics, insurance, healthcare and transportation services. Mark has successfully coached lean leaders and associates at both the strategic and tactical level. He has facilitated hundreds of kaizen events and conducted numerous training sessions and workshops.

Read more Fieldbook Testimonials "A critical distinction from other texts on the market, the Fieldbook links the technical aspects of kaizen to lean philosophy. Kaizen is the game changer in any lean transformation, and this is the game book.

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Kaizen Event Fieldbook : Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events

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Kaizen Event Fieldbook, Foundation, Framework, and: Standard Work for Effective Events

Mark R. Kaizen event effectiveness is a prerequisite for lean transformation success. It provides the necessary transformational jump-start, momentum, organizational learning and engagement, and sustainable, step-function improvements. The systemic use of kaizen events establishes the technical and cultural foundation for principle-driven kaizen -- the powerful combination of kaizen events and daily kaizen activities. The Kaizen Event Fieldbook brings this all together as an indispensable reference for lean leaders and implementers within any industry and for use at any stage within the lean implementation journey. One of lean's defining characteristics is learning by seeing, doing, and studying.

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