Kaizen Institute  Africa has concluded Kaizen Foundation Training at MAN, Nigeria.

“A company that cannot successfully implement the 5S's cannot expect to effectively integrate JIT, re-engineering, or any other large-scale change. Good workplaces develop beginning with the 5S's. Bad workplaces fall apart beginning with the 5S's.”
- Hiroyuki Hirano

Total flow management training has been on-going in Nairobi Kenya with participants from different sectors and participants from Kenya and Congo. The training impacts skills on mapping various information and material flows and identifying waste and improvement opportunities.

Kaizen institute training methodology is very unique full of practical tools and assimilation games to enhance understanding and an insight tour to support deeper understanding. This year we visited Kariki farm to do value stream mapping in the pack house.

Certified Kaizen Practitioner Training kicked off today at Golden Tulip Hotel Nairobi Kenya with participants from the food and beverage , Agriculture, hygiene products and motor vehicle sectors. The training has 3 modules: Kaizen Foundations, Total flow management taking place in October 9-12 and Total Productive Maintainance In November. So far more than 400 participants have been certified in Kenya.

The training equips the participants with knowledge and skills in leading operational efficiency initiatives in companies to eliminate waste.

Registration is on-going for TFM and TPM contact us through bkithinji@kaizen.com

Main Focus areas of this GKW were

  1. Workstation Design
  2. Line Balancing
  3. Standardisation of Stem Length as well as cut stage length From Green House to Packhouse
  4. Supermarket Design
  5. Visual Management of remote cold storage’s

Recently Kaizen Institute Africa's Director went to M.P.Shah Hospital @Nairobi for Leader KAIZEN™ Visit.

Leader KAIZEN™ is something that helps to develop skills & capability of the management teams and develop leadership for culture change.

Manufacturing Excellence, being On Time, In Full & Error Free is a major hurdle confronting manufacturers in a global market place. Challenges they face are well known: the need to improve quality, reduce through put time (TPT) increase productivity, stimulate process improvements, etc., however, are unaware about the process gaps between them & their competitors.

Kaizen Institute has developed KAIZEN™ Change Model (KCM) that helps organizations improve, transform or change in a better and a structured way. This model accelerates the chances of improving & sustaining those improvements if used in the right way. KCM evolved from experiential learning of Kaizen Institute. Kaizen Institute operates in 30+ countries from 30+ years and based on this experiential learning this model is developed.

KCM includes 5 key building blocks or pillars that helps organizations to achieve manufacturing excellence (ME) or business excellence (BE)

  1. Set KAIZEN™ Targets
  2. Support KAIZEN™ (SK)
  3. Project KAIZEN™ (PK)
  4. Leader KAIZEN™ (LK)
  5. Daily KAIZEN™ (DK)

Thank you delegates for making this event successful. Without you this event would not have been possible. We would also like to thank the presenter companies i.e. Associated Battery Manufacturers Ltd, Blowplast Ltd, Connix, Hybrid Poultry Farm Ltd, Kariki Limited, London Distillers Ltd, PZ Cussons Ltd, Unga Holdings Ltd  for sharing your experience.

This year it was the 14th KAM - KAIZEN™ Event and KAM & Kaizen Institute has been doing this from last 14 years in row. We had participation from various organizations & industries and there were 55+ delegates who attended the event on both the days.

We once again thank all of you for making this event successful and we look forward to see you all next year too!

Presentation at the world food program on Operational excellence in the supply chain-The Kaizen way

Kaizen Institute Africa introduced KAIZEN™and KCM model to the top management team during the preparatory workshop at Flour Mills of Ghana 

Participants were Trained on the following topics.

  1. 7 Types of flows inside a Hospital
  2. 5S for Hospitals
  3. Muda, Muri, & Mura
  4. Kaizen Change Model

Participants played many games like Star Game, Beeping Square Game, Tap the No Game, 5S No Game to Understand various topics through these games .


Recently we concluded Two days of Training Program at Lagos with very good feedback from all participants.


Finished with Train the Trainer Module 3 program at yangon, Myanmar. This program consisted of modules on productivity improvement tools like IE concepts, 3 Mu's , Value stream mapping, TPM foundations, layout improvement and line balancing

The main Takeaways from the workshop were

  1. Forming Natural Teams on Gemba and Cascading the Farm Kpi” s to Natural Teams Kpi”s
  2. Standardisation of Farms from Block level to Bed levels.
  3. Hourly Monitoring of Production from Packhouse to Cold Room

We have Announced Two day Training at Lagos on 4th and 5th  May 2018. below are topics to be covered.

  • Kaizen/ Operational Excellence
  • Why Kaizen? 3 Mu's, Performance Measures
  • Sustenance Methods. creating Flow, Introduction to TPM
  • Kaizen Change Model

To know more please contact us on +234 70 6502 9607 or write us on juwaifo@kaizen.com 

19 Apr. 2018

Announcing 14th KAM-KAIZEN™ Event on 12th & 13th July 2018 @Nairobi

The benchmark tours is an integral part of the Continual Improvement journey of any organization committed to excellence. This experience provides delegates with a real insight of KAIZEN™/ Operational Excellence. delegates from different companies visited PZ Cussons site. We thank the host site for allowing us to visit their site & share their experience & insight about their continual improvement journey. Without their support & hospitality this tour would have not been possible. To read more on Benchmark Tour click here

Key Outcomes of the Workshop:

  1. Developing Obeya Room.
  2. Developing Natural Teams Boards.
  3. Formation of Natural Teams, Steering Committee, & Kaizen Promotion Office.

Kaizen Institute presents an opportunity for senior leaders and decision makers to understand how successful organizations attain operational excellence through Lean Methodology & Kaizen thinking!

To know more Click Here

225 participants from India, Africa and UAE. 70 companies and 3 tracks!


Kaizen Institute consultants visits for a Gemba Kaizen workshop at a Rose flower farm in Baringo Country (Kenya).


British Investor Owned Tanzanian Gas Power Plant Songas initiated 5S company wide campaign with the support of Kaizen Institute.

To generate awareness & train people on 5S (known as 5K in Swahili Language), a guide with 5S knowledge and photos was prepared and distributed company wide.


 Kaizen Institute Director Visits a leading flower farm in Kenya for a Co- Design workshop for Phase 2 Kaizen Roadmap.

Certified KAIZEN™ Practitioner Module concluded in Nairobi Kenya. The module comprises of:

1. KAIZEN™ Foundations

2. Total Flow Management (TFM) - Basics.

3. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM®) - Basics.

To know more contact us: https://goo.gl/eysMvA


  1. Are rising healthcare costs impacting your hospital’s quality of care?
  2. How can better quality cost less?
  3. How does personal satisfaction on the job impact productivity & quality?
  4. Why does a hospital typically have departmental silos?
  5. How can we avoid repeating the same mistakes?
  6. Is high percentage of leadership time spent on expediting, fire fighting or working around problems?

If you are pondering over above mentioned questions; it is time to consider ‘Kaizen way of thinking’. In order to impact the bigger picture, one has to start with smaller steps. KAIZEN™ Insight Healthcare Tour is the best way to learn by seeing what others are doing.

Kindly register for this tour and take benefit of visiting world class healthcare facilities in Japan.


Thank you delegates for making this event successful. Without you this event would not have been possible. We would also like to thank the host-sites i.e. Coninx, London Distillers, PZ Cussons and Kariki for allowing us to see their best practices. Last but not the least we would like to thank our opening & closing keynote speakers Dr. Julius and Dr. Jasper for taking out time from their busy schedule and coming and sharing their experience & insights.

This year it was the 13th KAM - KAIZEN™ Event and KAM & Kaizen Institute has been doing this from last 13 years in row. We had participation from various organizations & industries and there were 60+ delegates who attended the event on both the days.

We once again thank all of you for making this event successful and we look forward to see you all next year too!

28 Oct. 2016

  • KIA completes Kaizen Assessment at HMS foods.
28 Oct. 2016

  • KIA invited leaders from IBF (Indian Business Forum), Uganda for a presentation & cocktails on 26th May @ The Hotel Serena.
  • KIA meets with the captains of various industries and introduces the context and concept of Kaizen for operational excellence to: Picfare, BIDCO, Roofing’s Ltd, Sameer Dairy, Mukwano, EuroFlex etc
  • KIA recently concluded a public Certified KAIZEN™ Practitioner (CKP) program. The CKP is a flagship program of KI which is offered globally.
  • KIA recently concluded Certified KAIZEN™ Practitioner (CKP) program for Bidco Uganda Limited team.
16 Jun. 2016

  • We are glad to announce the successful completion of our first Public Training Program (PTP) on KAIZEN™ Foundation at Lagos
  • KIA successfully completes the assessment and road map design for Sunflag.
  • KIA delivers another successful kaizen workshop for Ugheli power
30 Apr. 2016

  • KIA is invited by Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms to address all its senior members on 8th June
28 Apr. 2016

  • KIA recently concluded a public Certified KAIZEN™ Practitioner (CKP) program. The CKP is a flagship program of KI which is offered globally.
  • The 12th KAM KAIZEN™ event got concluded. Click here to read more.
  • KIA as part office “Give back” initiatives is trying to support the Jaipur foot  operations in Kenya, (It is an NGO that offers artificial limbs)
  • KIA completes Kaizen Assessment at Panalpina Airflo 
  • KIA start work at Roto Moulders Ltd
  • MOU signed with KAM
  • KIA presents to the board of MP Shah Hospital
  • Kaizen introduces new development within KCM to NAS Flight Kitchen (Serveair group
  • KIA enters phase 2 in Githunguri Dairy
  • KIA launches Kaizen for PZ Cussons
12 Apr. 2016

  • KIA drives operational improvements with Hybrid Zambia & National Milling Corporation and enters the 3rd year of Kaizen deployment with them
1 Apr. 2016

  • Kaizen Institute Africa (KIA) signs MOU with QUEST of Sudan and announces Public Training programs
  • Launch of Kaizen Week  (7th to 12th May’16) 
  • Launch of CKP  in May & June
15 Mar. 2016

  • Seminar on Operational Excellence for Business Excellence. Click here to know more.
  • KIA completes Kaizen Assessment at Tema.
  • KIA works closely with AGI (Association of Ghanian Industries)
4 Mar. 2016

  • KIA submits bid to the large telecom corporation

Kaizen Institute Africa recently concluded a Top Management Conclave of 1.5 days
for Chandaria Industries Ltd at The Tribe Hotel, Nairobi.

The objective of the conclave was to have an interactive session with the top management and to look back and look forward as regards to kaizen journey. It is very important to seek clarity & align the goals, to define the true north and get committed for continuation of the kaizen journey.

20 Sep. 2015

Operational Excellence is a journey of continual improvement towards a moving target. You never arrive, you just develop capabilities and cross newer milestones. 

Kaizen Institite has evolved a model of assessment to guide your efforts towards these newer milestones.

Click here to know more


It was in 2005 that we launched the 1st Kaizen Institute annual Kaizen event (in collaboration with KAM) in Kenya, and it seems like yesterday!   We are pleased to share that we just concluded a well attended 11th version of this annual event!

Yes it has been 11 years on the tort! 11 years of Sharing, Learning, Networking – with one thread binding all those who attend – The KAIZEN Spirit! The spirit of Continual Improvement.

The theme this year was: Monozukuri for Hitozukuri (“Product Excellence through Employee Excellence”)

To read more click here

We are glad to share that we have recently concluded a batch on Certified Kaizen Practitioner (CKP) for GIAD Industrial Group @ Sudan. CKP is our flagship program offered worldwide and it covers 3 modules of 4 days each. We congratulate all the participants for successfully completing the CKP programs.

29 Apr. 2015

The April 2015 KAIZEN JAPAN TOUR was held from April 19th to April 25th commencing from Nagoya. The tour included visits to world class plants including Toyota Motomachi Plant, sessions/ training by experts and lecture by Sensei Masaaki Imai on the last day. The best practice tour is an integral part of the continuous improvement journey of any organization committed to excellence. For further details of tour and to read more click here.


Kaizen Institute Africa (KIA) & Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) successfully conducted a breakfast meeting on Operational Excellence for Business Excellence at Protea Hotels Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th of March, 2015.


Ethio Telecom has embarked on the journey of Kaizen/Lean. The journey began with the training by Kaizen Institute Africa. The objective of the training was to get an insight of Kaizen in Service environment by learning the concepts of:

1. Principles of Kaizen

2. Concepts of Kaizen Management System

3. Need of Shift in Paradigms

4. Awareness on Non Value Adding Activities

5. Work Place Organization

6. Making productive use of resources through “standards” & standard work 

7. 8 Step Methodology of Kaizen


9. Kaizen support Organization & Employee involvement

This journey is going to be further supported by provide training & handholding support for Kaizen implementation through learning by doing.


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