Kaizen Events

Central Coast Lean is proud to offer

improvement events tailored to your organization's needs. 

What is it?

Originating from the Japenese words of 'kai' meaning 'change' and 'zen' meaning 'good', kaizen events are short, interactive workshops that empower organizations with a culture of continuous improvement. This lean transformation encourages an improvement culture that gradually increases quality, efficiency, and profitability.


How does it work? 

Kaizen events are a commonly referred to as a tool that:

  1. Gathers operators, managers, and owners of a process in one place 

  2. Maps the existing process or focuses on a problem

  3. Improves on the process or addresses the problem

  4. Solicits buy-in from all stakeholders

Events can be scheduled continuously or in 4 hour blocks spread over several weeks.


Process Kaizen Event (~1.75 days)

Problem Kaizen Event (~0.5 days)

Strategy Kaizen Event (~0.5 days)

Includes pre-work and follow-up




Simple Fixed Fee Pricing

Rate for additional Consulting Time if needed

Faculty Rate

Student Rate




Contact Dr. Olsen For Details