A concerted team initiative that requires significant pre-work and post-event activity to plan and deploy results. A Kaizen Event usually achieves breakthrough process optimization within a relatively short period of time, usually 3-5 days; also known as a Kaizen Blitz.
An employee who has received basic training in how to perform pre-planning, planning, execution, and follow-up for a 3-5 day Kaizen Event.
A communication tool (not a system) used to coordinate production and movement of parts between processes in a pull system.
Name after Jiro Kawakita, a noted Japanese anthropologist who developed the method, KJ is a technique employed to summarize and characterize data gathered during field evaluations.