Kaizen Report is used to document the improvements identified in a Kaizen event. It highlights the before and after the condition of the process and documents the benefits.
To add this tool your workbook, click on Lean and then select Report > Kaizen Analysis.
Click on Analysis Setup to open the menu options for this tool.
A sample screenshot of the checklist menu is shown below.
The input dialog box asks a set of questions with respect to the Kaizen report that you are creating. This is just a checklist to ensure that you have thought about all the key aspects for this report.
Specify if the Kaizen idea has been approved by key stakeholders. Before an idea can be implemented, it should have been discussed with key stakeholders and approved by them.
Specify if the Kaizen idea has been implemented and benefits realized. If the Kaizen idea is just on paper, it is pretty much worthless for the organization.
Click on this button to open the example file. You can view the example to get an idea of how to fill out this tool or you can use the example as a starting point and modify it to meet your project needs.
Help Button: Click on this button to open the help file on this topic.
Cancel Button: Click on this button to exit without saving any changes.
OK Button: Click on this button to save changes and update your analysis results.
Enter the following information on the Kaizen Report worksheet:
Type in the required information such as Team Members, Area where the Kaizen improvement is being applied, Problem Description, and Solution Description.
Put a picture of the improvement area both before and after the improvement. If no pictures are available, you can sketch the idea.
Document any benefits you have captured due to this improvement at the bottom of the form.
If you click on the Verify button, the software will perform some checks on the data you have entered. A sample screenshot of the dialog box is shown in the figure below.
The objective of this analysis as well as any checks that are performed is listed in this dialog box. For example, the software may check if you have correctly specified the input options and entered the required data on the worksheet. The results of the analysis checks are listed on the right. If the checks are passed, then they are shown as a green-colored checkmark. If the verification checks fail, then they are shown as a red-colored cross. If the verification checks result in a warning, they are shown in the orange color exclamation mark and finally, any checks that are required to be performed by the user are shown as blue info icons.
Click on Compute Outputs to update the worksheet outputs. A sample screenshot of the worksheet is shown below.
There are no specific outputs from this tool. Please type any conclusions you would like to make directly in the conclusions area.
Here are a few notes regarding this analysis:
The current version of the form does not allow the form to be digitally signed. You will need to fill out the details, print it out and then get it signed and then attach a scanned copy of the signed form to your presentation.