Kaizen Event


Kaizen events, or work-outs, are one to five-day rapid improvement events widely used in Lean and Operational Excellence deployment. Use your work from the Value Stream Map assignment to identify improvement opportunities in the value stream that are suitable for Kaizen events or work-outs.

1) List the potential Kaizen Select the one to be deployed, and justify your selection. Then, define the Kaizen objective and scope for the selected event.

2) Develop a detailed agenda for each Kaizen Use a tabular format, showing the following:

  1. Day and time
  2. Session topics
  3. Lean tools to be used
  4. Deliverables or outputs
  5. Rationale

Day & Time

Session Topics/Objectives

Lean Tools



3) Explain your choice for the number of days and the sequence for session topics, and justify the Lean tools to be used and outputs from each session. Show how your Kaizen agenda supports the Kaizen objective and scope for the event. This discussion should be specific to your value stream and organization.