About Kaizen Institute
400+ Team members
Serving clients in 50+ Countries
Across 14 sectors
In 30 locations
Speaking 30 languages
We are the original built by Masaaki Imai
Three decades after the publication of Masaaki Imai’s Kaizen: The secret to Japan's competitive success, kaizen has become an everyday word in business circles. True understanding of how to implement kaizen as part of an organization’s culture is still limited, so the mission of Kaizen Institute continues.
In 1985 Masaaki Imai founded Kaizen Institute – the original lean management consultancy. Today the Kaizen institute team comprises over 400 seasoned Kaizen Consultants, based in 30+ local branches. The Kaizen Instiute team have applied the lean methodology across virtually all business sectors in all parts of the globe. We work with our clients - guiding them through the deployment of Kaizen - to create processes that highlight problems, whilst simultaneously training and empowering their teams to solve them.
Our team is composed of dedicated professionals who have travelled the journey of lean transformation. We are leaders who know from experience what works and what doesn’t. We understand that success is not only about getting tangible financial results but also about developing people capable of sustaining while thriving within such a system. The Kaizen Institute team actively lives the values of kaizen through the transfer of knowledge and expertise to client teams, and in their quest for continued self-development and improvement.
We serve clients through on-site training and consultation, public events and seminars, best practice tours and international study missions, and the publication of print and electronic materials.