From Fat To Fit, KAIZEN, LEAN & 6 Sigma

The Course Schedule:

  • Five days
  • Six hours per day

The Course Objectives:

  • Understand and articulate the principles, concepts, and importance of continuous improvement in organizational success.
  • Familiarize participants with various continuous improvement methodologies, such as Kaizen, Lean, and Six Sigma.
  • Discuss strategies to create and sustain a culture that encourages and supports continuous improvement within the organization.
  • Equip participants with practical tools and techniques for identifying, analyzing, and improving processes.
  • Highlight the role of leadership in driving and championing continuous improvement initiatives, emphasizing the need for their active
  • Build skills for effective team collaboration, communication, and problem- solving within the context of continuous improvement projects.
  • Enable participants to apply tools such as root cause analysis, process mapping, and statistical process control to address real-world
  • Explore how continuous improvement principles can be adapted and implemented across various industries.
  • Teach participants how to establish meaningful KPIs, measure progress, and use data-driven insights to evaluate the effectiveness of continuous improvement efforts.
  • Develop strategies for sustaining continuous improvement over the long term, including methods for integrating improvement into daily work routines and organizational processes.

The Course Topics

Day 1:

  • Definition and Principles of Continuous Improvement
  • Importance of Continuous Improvement in Business
  • Key Concepts: Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma
  • Role of Leadership in Driving Continuous Improvement
  • Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Understanding Process Improvement
  • Identifying Opportunities for Improvement
  • Overview of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)

Day 2:

  • Root Cause Analysis: Fishbone Diagrams and 5 Whys
  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Gemba Walks and Observation
  • PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Cycle
  • Visual Management and 5S
  • Benchmarking for Continuous Improvement
  • Voice of the Customer (VOC) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Day 3:

  • Building High-Performance Improvement Teams
  • Effective Communication in Continuous Improvement
  • Collaboration Techniques and Team Dynamics
  • Leadership’s Role in Supporting Improvement Teams
  • Managing Resistance to Change
  • Conflict Resolution in Continuous Improvement
  • Motivating Teams for Long-Term Success
  • Celebrating Success and Recognizing Achievements
  • Team-Based Problem Solving
  • Continuous Improvement Training and Skill Development

Day 4:

  • Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing
  • Service Industry and Continuous Improvement
  • Applying Six Sigma in Various Industries
  • Agile and Continuous Improvement
  • Continuous Improvement in Project Management
  • Sustainability and Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Thinking in Supply Chain Management
  • Kaizen Events and Rapid Improvement