Use the Kaizen daily agendas to organize your Kaizen event. For more information, go to Add and complete a form.

Day 1 Agenda - Kaizen

Use the Day 1 Agenda - Kaizen form to focus on the following main tasks.
  • Gather data.
  • Analyze data.
  • Identify waste and associated opportunities.

How-to

  1. Perform each task in the checklist.
  2. Record results, findings, and agreements as appropriate.
  3. Recap the day's findings to prepare for Day 2.

Day 2 Agenda - Kaizen

Use the Day 2 Agenda - Kaizen form to focus on the following main tasks.
  • Improve the flow through possible use of cells, kanban, supermarkets, and SMED.
  • Create standardized work documentation.

How-to

  1. Perform each task in the checklist.
  2. Record results, findings, and agreements as appropriate.
  3. Recap the day's findings to prepare for Day 3.

Day 3 Agenda - Kaizen

Use the Day 3 Agenda - Kaizen form to focus on the following main tasks.
  • Complete the changes to improve the flow through possible use of cells, kanban, supermarkets, and SMED.
  • Run, measure, and validate those changes.

How-to

  1. Perform each task in the checklist.
  2. Record results, findings, and agreements as appropriate.
  3. Recap the day's findings to prepare for Day 4.

Day 4 Agenda - Kaizen

Use the Day 4 Agenda - Kaizen form to focus on the following main tasks.
  • Assist process operators with the new flow and operations.
  • Finalize 5S and visual management tasks.
  • Document all standard work.
  • Prepare for the end of week.

How-to

  1. Perform each task in the checklist.
  2. Record results, findings, and agreements as appropriate.
  3. Recap the day's findings to prepare for Day 5.

Day 5 Agenda - Kaizen

Use the Day 5 Agenda - Kaizen to focus on the following main tasks.
  • Present findings.
  • Create a completion plan for items that cannot be done within the week.
  • Celebrate!
The completion plan should describe how to maintain the benefits from the event and set the stage for the next round of flow improvement and waste reduction.

How-to

  1. Perform each task in the checklist.
  2. Record results, findings, and agreements as appropriate.
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