Kaizen Masterclass

Transform Your Leaders Into Kaizen Masters

Enroll your high-potential associates in this masterclass to give them a comprehensive understanding of kaizen practices.

Follow Our Step-By-Step Training Plan

With so many people asking, “Where do I start with lean?” and searching for a step-by-step learning plan, we decided to make it easy with this customized Masterclass. Just enroll your associates in the course and our curriculum will show them the way!

What You’ll Learn in this Masterclass

We’ve combined some of our best training into a unified curriculum.

5S Productivity
5S Productivity

Establish good housekeeping. Engage all associates. Boost productivity and start making abnormalities visible.

The 7 Wastes of Lean
The 7 Wastes of Lean

Learn to identify each of the 7 wastes. Discover tips & strategies for eliminating them.

Standardization & Standard Work
Standardization & Standard Work

Learn to love and leverage standardization of all kinds.

Kaizen Best Practices
Kaizen Best Practices

Tie everything together with scientific thinking and many best practices.

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Included in this Course

44 Bite-Sized Videos

Each of the videos are 3-7 minutes long, making them perfect for incremental training or even a daily standup meeting.

Up to 9 Hours of Instruction

The core curriculum is comprised of 4 hours and 45 minutes of training. Additional supporting videos add another 4 hours and 24 minutes.

7 Quizzes

Every course module includes a quiz to test learner comprehension.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate is awarded upon successfully passing the final quiz.

Deliver Training on Your Terms

On the shop floor

Play videos in daily stand up meetings. Reinforce lean behaviors for weeks and months to come!

In your next workshop

Use the course as a complete kaizen curriculum in your next training class or workshop. Train management. Train associates. And even kick-off kaizen events.

At any computer

Assign training to be completed at the learner’s own workstation or desk. Any device with an internet connection will work (phones and tablets included)!

For each new hire

Accelerate new hire comprehension with targeted lean training! Ensure that lean behaviors are taught for years to come.

In your next kaizen event

Prepare participants in your next kaizen event with effective lean knowledge. Make sure they hit the ground running… and in the right direction!

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Course Contents


  • Start Here
  • Discover Lean
    • Discover Kaizen (Part 1)
    • Discover Kaizen (Part 2)
    • Tour: Best Damn Doors
    • Kaizen FastCap Style (2P-10)

The Kaizen Trinity

  • Kaizen Introduction
    • Introduction to Kaizen
    • Kaizen Improves Standards
    • Quality, Cost, & Delivery (QCD)
    • The Kaizen Trinity
    • The Scientific Method
    • Learning to See: Waste
  • 5S Productivity
    • Introduction to 5S
    • Sort
    • Set in Order
    • Shine
    • Standardize
    • Sustain
  • Waste Elimination
    • The 7 Wastes
    • Transportation
    • Inventory
    • Motion
    • Waiting
    • Over Processing
    • Over Production
    • Defects
  • Standardization
    • Introduction to Standardization
    • Debunking Myths About Standardization
    • Characteristics of Great Standards
    • The Goal of Stability
    • Standards Must Be Maintained
    • Standards Must Be Improved

Kaizen Best Practices

  • Introduction
  • Improving Quality
    • Focus on the Process
    • Poka Yoke
    • Don’t Receive, Don’t Make, Don’t Ship
  • Improving Cost
    • Seven Cost Reducing Strategies
    • #1 Improve Quality
    • #2 Improve Productivity
    • #3 Reduce Inventory
    • #4 Shorten the Production Line
    • #5 Reduce Downtime
    • #6 Reduce Space
    • #7 Reduce the Lead Time
  • Improving Delivery
    • Fast Delivery
    • Short Lead Times
    • Leveled Production

Additional Resources

  • Kaizen Examples

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Access all our courses with your subscription to the Lean Smarts Academy.