KAIZEN for Continuous Improvement and Boosting Efficiency
The Kaizen journey begins down the road to improvement, a road that is sometimes bumpy and sometimes a superhighway. It is a road that never ends. It is never dull or unchallenging. It is exciting, enlightening and most of all fun! It’s a chance to do things in ways that are new to many people. It’s a chance for everyone to be recognized, to contribute and to excel.
We are going to demystify the concept of continuous improvement, and turn it into practical, bite-size practical approach that can be applied and implemented by anyone.
- Understand the concepts and implementation of Kaizen
- Have a working knowledge of the 3 pillars/legs supporting continuous improvement
- Enhance the awareness of wastes reduction
- Increase employee participation in problem solving
- Implement the many step-by-step measures in various Kaizen activities
Personal and Organisational Effectiveness Master Trainer: Andrew Cheah
Andrew Cheah has been a trainer and management consultant since 1991, specialising in the areas of performance management, productivity improvement, behavioural change and leadership. Andrew has trained clients from diverse industries such as in banking, insurance, hospitality, sales and distribution, manufacturing, food, property development, government/public services, and higher education. Being tri-lingual (English, Mandarin, and Malay Languages), Andrew has extensive regional exposure in Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. In addition to training, Andrew has guided and provided consulting services to clients, leading to one of them winning the prestigious Malaysian National Productivity Award presented by the previous Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir.
Andrew has also been invited to speak in events such as International Conference on Best Practices, which was graced by senior officials from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), sharing the stage with Professor Michael Gregory of the University of Cambridge, Mr Dieter Heyl (2007 Vice President of Mercedes Benz Malaysia), and Dr Marcus Chao, President of Lean China Enterprise Inc.
Andrew has an MBA degree qualification with the University of Portsmouth, UK. At the professional level, Andrew has a certificate in Blue Ocean Leadership Masterclass, as well as Leading Dimensions Profiling Trainer Certification (LDP certified). In addition to being a qualified ISO9000 assessor, his experience in international consultancy has also earned him a membership with the Association of Productivity Specialist in New York.
Introduction to KAIZEN
Pillar 1: Waste Reduction
Pillar 2: Understanding 5S
Pillar 3: Standard
Putting it all together: Involvement of all