This framework provides the mechanism for continuous improvement by directing precious resources at the right time toward eliminating impediments. The process is strategically linked to your business issues, such as improved delivery performance, reduced inventory, improved profitability and improved product or service quality. It is a very systematic, straightforward approach based on many successful lean implementations worldwide.
In addition to prioritizing which problem we should solve next, it stimulates the need to improve. As these needs for process improvement are highlighted, the Kaizen event may be the method you choose to make the improvement. Others may use the Deming process improvement model, scientific problem solving or 6 Sigma. All approaches use similar techniques.