How to Implement your Kaizen Event

Do you have trouble implementing or sustaining the initiatives after a Kaizen Event? Mark Hamel

In this Business901 podcast episode, I spent the bulk of the podcast on this subject with author Mark Hamel. Mark’s book, Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events spends a third of the book on discussing implementing and sustaining the event. The Fieldbook is actually that as you will see from our discussion.

More than an author, Mark R. Hamel is a lean six sigma implementation consultant. He has played a transformative role in lean implementations across a broad range of industries including aerospace and defense, automotive, building products, business services, chemical, durable goods, electronics, insurance, healthcare and transportation services. Mark has successfully coached lean leaders and associates at both the strategic and tactical level. He has facilitated hundreds of kaizen events and conducted numerous training sessions and workshops.

Mark’s 19 year pre-consulting career encompassed executive and senior positions within operations, strategic planning, business development and finance. His lean education and experience began in the early 1990’s when he conceptualized and helped launch what resulted in a Shingo award winning effort at the Ensign-Bickford Company. Kaizen Event Fieldbook Book Cover Web

A national Shingo Prize examiner, Mark assisted in the development of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)/Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)/Shingo Lean Certification exam questions. He is also Juran certified as a six sigma black belt and a member of SME, AME and APICS. Mark is the author of the SME published, Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events and blogs about lean at Gemba Tales.

Related Information: Business901 Kaizen Blog Posts

Book Website: Kaizen Event Fieldbook

Amazon: Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events

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