Quick & Easy Kaizen is the most effective and powerful way to implement a practical and sustainable employee-led improvement system by encompassing the often-ignored, human (employee) side of Lean manufacturing. Enna’s Quick & Easy Kaizen is authored by Norman Bodek and made popular by his award winning Shingo Prize book, Quick & Easy Kaizen: The Idea Generator. This training package recognizes that the employee performing the work is the expert concerning his/her job function and should be given the power to make changes to his/her work environment. Quick & Easy Kaizen trains employees to be responsible for improvements on a daily basis.
The experience of the Godfather of Lean manufacturing, Norman Bodek, is now available in a training package.
Overview Video about Enna’s Training Packages:
You’ve read a few books, taken some classes, and you know what the Lean principles are but where do you start? Learn how to put your knowledge into practice using Enna’s Training Packages.
Create Your Internal Experts
Train your workforce to be active and engaging Lean Experts who take ownership of their workplace and drive lasting sustainable change throughout the organization. These people have creative time and cost saving ideas; if only they were given the support to implement them. We have designed our materials for these up and coming experts; providing the supportive materials for both the first time facilitator and seasoned trainer.
Reach all Learning Types
Have you ever sat through a training video and not remembered any of the key points made? Why is it that in seminars/classes you don’t tend to retain concepts as well? It is passive learning. People retain key concepts better the more senses that they use – when they see, hear, feel, and do. Our training and implementation packages are designed to be dynamic for the participant, not a passive time filler.
Our training packages integrate shop floor activities so that participants have the opportunity to immediately apply the concepts, methodologies, and tools to their workplace. You will generate results to realize immediate benefits for your customers, employees, and entire organization.
Granular – Customize to your company’s schedule
Enna’s training packages are designed to fit your scheduling constraints. Whether you train in small increments over several days or dedicate an entire week to implement, each training package is broken down logically into training portions and implementation sections.
Bang for Your Buck
Train your staff with the most comprehensive, ongoing programs that will pay for themselves in the shortest amount of time. The core training materials are reusable and the participant workbooks and forms are easily replenished for countless training sessions. Unlike videos which are often dry and can quickly become outdated, the material in our Training Packages stay relevant.
Sustaining Your Program
You trained your employees and implemented Lean tools last year and you’re wondering why it’s not being sustained. Do your existing employees have forms and the knowledge of how to use them daily? Do they have a simple way to train new hires in the principles of Lean and how they are practiced within your organization?
An important aspect of a sustainable Lean program is the integration of regular training and daily implementation. Our products are an effective way to both train new employees and provide your existing employees with a solid base to continually learn from.
Encourage team building within your organization through group training and implementation with the training package that fits your needs. When people brainstorm together to search out solutions, they will come up with many different and creative ideas. This combined effort will enable them to implement the best actions and assign ongoing improvement tasks to the people involved. When everyone in a team knows that he/she has a part in the process and the end result, they will take more ownership in the improvement process.
Components of our Training Packages
Facilitator Guide – Provides the facilitator with notes on presenting to the participants, background information to read before presenting that explains each slide and all the information presented, and holds the answer key to the assessment at the end of the training.
Participant Workbook – It is important for each participant to have their own workbook, as it provides each slide in the presentation with ample room for taking notes.
Preparation Guide – This accompanies each Training Package and outlines necessary materials, a timetable for each day including breaks and an approximation of how long each section should take to present and discuss, and provides a general list of activities and items that should be prepared for the workshop.
Forms – During the workshop phase of our Training Packages we provide the necessary forms to analyze and assess your operations.
Posters – The posters provided with each Training Package are a high impact, visual reminder of the concepts and tools covered during training. Use them in the training room and around the work area to reinforce the tools, methods, and concepts learned.
Tags – Are used to identify and select items of importance and vary depending on the subject matter and training package. These are used during the workshop portion of training.
* Quick and Easy Kaizen Facilitator Guide (1)
A comprehensive, easy to use facilitator guide for training employees and guiding the group through Quick and Easy Kaizen.
* Quick and Easy Kaizen Preparation Guide (1)
The guide contains a systematic approach to preparing and executing successful Quick and Easy Kaizen workshops and is included with the purchase of a solution package. It helps the Facilitator (trainer) prepare for the event, is a reference manual for timing, scheduling, and the overall process of the workshop.
* Quick and Easy Kaizen Facilitator Digital Media CD (1)
The Digital Media CD is the focal point for training as it links the facilitator guide with the participant workbook by displaying in sequence the presentation information for the workshop. Designed using Flash technology, the presentation is a cut above anything designed in PowerPoint. It is the latest technology in presentation format, using dynamic formatting, user functionality and projection of image and content.
* Quick and Easy Kaizen Participant Workbook (8)
Designed with the participants in mind, this workbook is used during the Quick and Easy Kaizen workshop and retained for reference. The workbook combines information, illustrations, key questions and space for note-taking. It includes a self-assessment form for participants to test their understanding of principles communicated during the workshop.
* Quick and Easy Kaizen Form (200)
These 8½ x 11 two-part NCR forms are used by employees to record ideas for Quick and Easy Kaizen. These forms are central to the documentation of ideas.
* Kaizen Poster (2)
A full color visual aid to be used during training and posted in work areas as a reference to Kaizen principles.
* 8 Wastes of Lean Poster (2)
A full color visual aid to be used during Quick and Easy Kaizen training and posted in work areas to remind staff of the need to continually reduce the Eight Wastes of Lean.
- Training Schedule
- Goals and Objectives
- History of Lean and Quick & Easy Kaizen
1. Overview of the Quick and Easy Kaizen Process
- Overview of Creativity
- Defining Kaizen
- Small Ideas
- A Simple and Effective Process of Change
2. Eight Wastes of Lean
- The Eight Wastes of Lean
- Examples of Quick and Easy Kaizen
- Quick & Easy Kaizen Opportunities in Our Company
3. Quick and Easy Kaizen Process
- Define the Quick and Easy Kaizen Process
- Write Up Two Problems, Two Solutions, and Their Effects
- Share Ideas With the Group
4. Managing the Creative Process
- Formalities of Quick and Easy Kaizen
- Suggested Structure and Organization of the Creative Process
- Management and Employee Responsibilities
- A Challenge to Create a Climate of Continuous Improvement