The Kaizen Institute is dedicated to enabling continuous improvement by developing Lean leaders and Kaizen practitioners. Our Lean training courses have been refined through delivery to tens of thousands of people worldwide based on our organisational expertise gained during more than 32 years.
Kaizen Institute New Zealand training is focused on a blend of short practical courses delivered mainly in-house for organisations. These are valuable building blocks to enable organisational excellence by equipping senior leaders, middle management, keys staff members, and business improvement specialists.
Our hands-on learning applies the KAIZEN™ approach to real situations in your organisation resulting in deeper learning and immediate improvements. Personal interaction with our highly skilled and qualified coaches results in relevant learning, supporting the transformation of people's habits in the workplace. We cater for small groups but also accommodate larger groups.
Our highly sought-after KAIZEN™ Practitioner certification covers the following courses (which can be facilitated individually):
KAIZEN™ Lean Essentials (2-days)
The foundational principles and tools to improve holistically. Start with this course to experience the quality of KAIZEN™ training.
The seminar introduces the philosophy and foundations of KAIZEN™ Lean and how it facilitates and sustains Continuous Improvement efforts to achieve organisational excellence.
Learn about identifying inefficiencies, workplace organisation (5S) and visual management.
Acquire skills in standardisation and in structured
Practical work in a relaxed atmosphere consolidates the principles of Continuous Improvement.
Learn how Lean can be applied in any organisation and how to get started.
Value Stream Mapping (2-days)
Learn what Value Stream Mapping is and how this powerful tool can assist cross-functional teams to identify project-based, and daily improvements. Expect large-scale breakthrough results.
Grasp how to apply different Value Stream Mapping techniques at various levels within an organisation to manage improvements.
Learn how to design and manage a future state value stream.
Total Productive Maintenance Essentials (1 day - also available as an in-depth, 2-day course)
Gain the practical and essential skills of maintaining your value-creating assets to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency).
Become aware of the proper KAIZEN™ methods for preventing production disruptions, combating defects, and optimising the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Learn about the 8 pillars of the TPM system and how to identify the main losses in production and maintenance as well as in asset management in general.
In order to increase the utilisation of machines and equipment, TPM methods such as autonomous and planned
KAIZEN™ Lean Flow Essentials (3 days)
Experience the core FLOW and PULL principles and techniques of the Toyota Production System (TPS) to make materials, information, and people flow continuously. This a pivotal objective of the application of KAIZEN™ as demonstrated through a combination of classroom training and practical simulations.
This advanced course (also known as Just-In-Time) will reiterate that Flow principles and techniques are applicable to BOTH manufacturing and the service sector.
Lean for Office or Service (1 day)
This practical one-day course focuses on a 6-level model to achieve excellence in the office and in the service organisations through the application of the KAIZEN™ principles and techniques.
Learn about identifying various “Losses” in the service industry and in administration and how Standards can assist in becoming more efficient.
The completion of the above courses leads to our globally-recognised KAIZEN™ Practitioner certification. However, shorter courses on specific topics like 5S or Structured Problem Solving can also be arranged.
This is what Justine Crittenden had to say after completing her Kaizen Practitioner certification by attending our training courses
''Thank you so much for the amazing learning experience. Kaizen just makes so much sense and I've found it so easy to incorporate it into my work and my life. I will definitely continue using the principles and tools I have learned throughout my work.''
For more information contact Peet Wiid at firstname.lastname@example.org or +64 (0)21 897 832 / +64 (0)9 274 0829.
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The Kaizen College, a two-level certification programme, teaches practical approaches using a combination of formal classroom training, experiential simulations and games, and 'hands-on' practice at the gemba. Our trainers are experienced consultants who enrich the learning experience with many examples and case studies. Enrolling in the Kaizen College programme allows learners to meet and network with others in similar roles, to share experiences and examples with peers.
Participants progress from Kaizen Practitioner to Kaizen Leader, the training successfully combining the best current theoretical and practical methods.
Kaizen Academy: Building Your In-House Lean Certification Program
We help you to develop your own tailor made program to teach your employees lean and Kaizen!
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