Thursday, July 04, 2019

Kaizen burst events - what, why, how and where ?

What is a Kaizen burst ?

A Kaizen Burst event, which is also called a Rapid Process Improvement (RPI), is a 3-5 day event whose focus is achieving dramatic improvements to particular parts of a specified process by the time the event ends -

An intense Kaizen observation focused around a certain area looking at continuous improvement which is realised to a good percentage, about 80% is called a Kaizen Burst.

A Kaizen event has 4 phases, selecting, Planning, Implementing and Followup.

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