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 adding activities. This will result in improved quality, efficiency, delivery, cost savings, standardized systems and employee engagement. Kaizen can be used on any process, task, or function. It is an example of continuous improvement at the micro level as opposed to some of the other large scale efforts such as Lean and Six Sigma.

This templates is designed to enable stakeholders to explore the Kaizen event and commit to support. It serves as a communication tool that helps the team stay on track with the goal of the event. It is a Microsoft Excel document that you can use and modify to suit your specific needs. It can be easily modified to include additional sections if needed.

The current version includes features such as: problem and objective summaries, process definition and scope, team members and support personnel, milestone schedule, key metrics, etc. Please help us to make this template better by providing us with your comments or suggestions.