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Kaizen

Session Format:

One 4-Hour Session

Introduction

By emphasizing a management theory organized around a specific project focus, Kaizen analyzes the superiority of continuous, incremental improvement over the more disruptive and random concept of spasmodic innovation within an entire system.

Objectives

The participant will learn: (1) definitions of quality, productivity, and improvement, (2) the benefits of gradualism versus shock therapy, and (3) the essential importance of cost and quality improvement in a competitive market environment.

Content Outline

  • Life-cycle and cost management
  • Performance and investment management
  • Case study on benefits of continual improvement
  • Market position, job security, and Kaizen improvement

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for middle and upper level project and planning managers, but is applicable to supervisory and production personnel.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14