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Kaizen Event Charter Template

Kaizen Events are focused improvement activities designed to improve a process or work area. They emphasize on the elimination of unnecessary non-value added activities. This will result in improved quality, efficiency, delivery, cost saving, standardized systems and employee engagement. You can think of a Kaizen event as a continuous improvement activity at the micro level as opposed to some of the other large-scale efforts such as Lean and Six Sigma.

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Kaizen Report Template

A Kaizen Report is a form that documents and summarizes continuous improvement activities. It is used to share improvements and best practices across an organization, division or group. There are many ways to share Kaizen reports including public display boards, dedicated Kaizen bulletin boards, emails and the intranet. In all cases, Kaizen activities should be written clear and simple so that every team member can easily understand them. Additionally, Kaizen reports with photos and drawings tend to capture more attention.

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Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Template

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a risk analysis tool that can be used to identify the points at which the process may fail. It is a systematic approach that identifies potential failure modes, their causes and effects, and identify actions to reduce or correct the failures. After identifying a high risk, it is necessary to do something about it. FMEA could be applied to manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes, and can be performed at the system, assembly or part level.

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Control Plan Template

A Control Plan is a document that describes what is required to keep a process at its optimum level after an improvement initiative. It helps ensure that the improvement that has been achieved will not deteriorate once the improved process is returned back to its owners. It often includes information such as the controls in place and performance indicators. It can also include a reaction plan that will help the team to know what to do in case of deviation.

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Quality Function Deployment Template

The main idea behind the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is to translate customer requests into solutions to meet those requirements. It is a methodology for taking the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and using that information to drive aspects of product development or process improvement. It allows for answers to questions such as: what do our customers need and want? how well are we doing relative to our competitors, and so on.

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5S Audit Checklist

5S is a Lean technique that involves activities designed to create and maintain a disciplined workplace. It helps create a better working environment and can be implemented to eliminate waste and improve the flow of work. 5S audits are often used to evaluate the performance of 5S implementation in any workplace. This 5S audit checklist will help ensuring that 5S standards and workplace organization are being met. It enables the observer to better address compliance gaps and provides opportunities for continuous improvement.

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