Process Improvement (Lean Project)

No matter which sector we are in, customers in today's environment demand:


  • Reliable processes
  • Improved service levels
  • Shorter lead-times
  • Increased working capital
  • Higher quality
  • Reduced cost


Kaizen Institute utilises a set of proven methods and tools to reduce waste and increase value for the client. This methodology has been applied across the globe in every sector. Taken as a whole, we call it the KAIZEN Management SYSTEM (KMS).


Improve Lead Times, Productivity, Inventory & Space with Total Flow Management (TFM)

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Total Flow Management (TFM) focuses on streamlining material and information flows. Diagnosis is performed through management-led Value Stream Mapping.

Application of Just-in-Time, kanban, pull systems, and other lean production and lean logistics methods will create a more flexible supply chain, with lower inventory levels and increased productivity.


Improve Equipment Effectiveness, Increased Safety and Quality with Total Productive Management (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a well proven methodology for improving asset performance. The Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of your assets is improved by systematically reducing losses in quality, availability and speed. TPM does this by engaging people at all levels in problem solving, equipment planning and daily monitoring of performance. 


Improved Quality with Total Quality Management (TQM)

TQM applies proven quality tools to systematically expose problems, identify root causes, take corrective action and implement mistake-proofing (poka yoke). Statistical methods and Six Sigma techniques are used to address more complex problems. TQM will reduce quality costs and improve customer satisfaction.


Lean Office, Lean Finance, Lean Engineering and Lean Administration (TSM)

The Kaizen methodology applied to knowledge work, information flow, and administrative processes improves service, quality and productivity while engaging people’s creativity. Kaizen principles are increasingly being adopted in offices of production facilities as well as service organisations such as banks, insurance companies, healthcare and local governments. A lean office transformation begins by visualising the processes and their targets, organising teams around daily and project-based kaizen activities, and building simple performance management systems.


Lean Innovation, Lean Startup & Lean Product Development (IDM)

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The lean approach improves the effectiveness of the process of innovation, startups, new product development, new product launches, new facility design and construction. Lean methods bring results to innovation, startup, ramp up, running and ramp up of businesses in areas of: 




  • Ability to deliver projects and products on-time, on budget
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Quality of the new product or service
  • Cost to launch and deliver product or service


These results are achieved by enabling people to fully engage their creativity by visualising and improving the processes and ways of working. Contact us to learn how Kaizen Institute can help your early stage business, product or idea gain lean startup insight.


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KAIZEN Institute New Zealand

Level 1, Fashion Pavilion, Botany Town Centre
Corner of Te Irirangi and Ti Rakau Drives
PO Box 64066,
Botany, Auckland, 2163
Tel +64 (0)9 274 0829

CEO - Danie Vermeulen

Mobile: 0274 366 664


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