Kaizen Training Builds Profits
To optimize profitability, sales are just half the equation. Perhaps the more important half of the equation -- especially in difficult economic times -- is management of costs through optimization of workplace efficiency.
The practice of Kaizen has proven an extremely effective tool within the Lean manufacturing waste reduction philosophy. Kaizen training with practitioners fluent in its principles will teach your organization how to maximize its effectiveness by understanding the practice's key operating tenets:
- Take the total process, not just end results, into consideration.
- Maintain a global view when assessing a process.
- Create a positive learning environment to pre-empt blame or defensiveness.
Effective practice of Kaizen lean principles has helped governmental agencies, educational institutions, manufacturers, and healthcare facilities discover broken and/or unnecessary processes, and then create solutions which not only reduce waste, but make work easier for employees. As part of overall quality management training, providing employees across all levels of organization with the philosophies and skills of Kaizen can have a dramatic impact on overall profitability.
Effective Quality Management Training Consultants
Organizations that want to build profitability through Lean waste reduction practices, but don't have the budget to hire an in-house expert, will turn to outside quality management training consultants for help. But how do you find outside consultants who can best help you make a difference?
Diligent research, word of mouth recommendations, and follow up with references are, of course, the basics for narrowing your choices. But before you strike a long-term bargain, consider awarding a limited scope project, perhaps a Kaizen training session or Kaizen event within a specific department. This intense process will demonstrate first hand how effectively a particular consultant group can work with your organization to solve problems and achieve your objectives.