Kaizen Breakthrough


While Kaizen is an extremely powerful approach to improvement, it generally is not sustainable in the North American world, primarily because it tends to be activity-based. SatiStar’s approach to Kaizen implements the methodologies while respecting the North American culture and bias. Our Kaizen programs are highly customized – and tailored to the customer as well as the eventual OEM. The outcome is a culturally-integrated Kaizen program that achieves sustainable results.

This two day workshop is designed to provide give attendees the theoretical concepts required to perform a kaizen, then immediately have attendees use their new learning to implement improvements within their own company.


Held in a traditional classroom setting, this course is designed to teach participants to understand the Kaizen philosophy and principles.

A key outcome is to improve employee capability through:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Learning-by-doing

Participants will implement a successful Kaizen breakthrough project as a part of this workshop.

Participants will learn through classroom lectures and discussions, and team breakouts on the use of specific tools analysis of a real-life case-study.

What You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to promote cultural change and teamwork within their organizations, and support the organization’s business process performance improvement objectives.

Training Outcomes

Graduates will have completed an actual kaizen on one of their company’s business processes under SatiStar facilitation at the completion of this course, and will have acquired the skills needed to perform additional kaizens without outside help. Attendees will also have an understanding of the tools that they can use to track and sustain improvement over time.


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SatiStar's Experience Makes The Difference!

  • . . . worked extremely well with the departmental and site managers . . . goal oriented and met the objectives set within the quoted budget and ensured the results were attained for the Company.

  • The guys from SatiStar did more in one week than we were able to do in 6 months.

  • Achieving ISO registration was far less onerous than we thought, our employees really rallied to the cause. The registration effort really brought us closer together as a team, and SatiStar really came through for us when we needed them.

  • We started this process a year ago with Mickey helping us create a spaghetti map of our processes on the whiteboard, and then his team guided us through their streamlining methodology and got us to where we are today. Our processes now look nothing like the spaghetti map – and we’re much more efficient today

  • This projected cycle time reduction of over 80% annual cost savings amounting to over 3% of sales, one-time savings of roughly $10 million, and working capital reduction of roughly $30 million really have us excited!

  • An outstanding success with Motorola’s vendor audit! What made this an exceptional achievement is that it typically takes 4 to 5 attempts to pass this audit. SatiStar’s expertise made it easy to avoid all the extra attempts.