The Kaizen Event or "Blitz" is an intentional, focused, usually short-term project to improve a process. Substantial resources- Engineering, Maintenance, Cell Operators, and others are available for immediate deployment. After a brief review of the basics of Lean, this workshop conveys you to the essentials of Kaizen and prepares you for the traditional 5-day event. The goal of Kaizen is to eliminate waste in the value stream. This is performed through just-in-time delivery, leveling “production” output, achieving standardized work, pacing (takt time), equipment sizing, reducing inventory, and much more. Kaizen is done as incremental process improvement to improve quality and safety, and to reduce cost.