Definition of Kaizen Event:
Any action whose output is intended to be an improvement to an existing process.
Kaizen events are commonly refered to as a tool that:
- Gathers operators, managers, and owners of a process in one place
- Maps the existing process (using a deployment flowchart, in most cases)
- Improves on the existing process
- Solicits buy-in from all parties related to the process
Kaizen events are an extremely efficient way to quickly improve a process with a low Sigma score. Kaizen events are also useful for convincing organizations new to Six Sigma of the methodology’s value.
The true intent of a Kaizen event is to hold small events attended by the owners and operators of a process to make improvements to that process which are within the scope of the process participants.« Back to Dictionary Index