Journal of Supply Chain Management

Book Review: Kaizen Blitz Members Only Content

Kaizen Blitz is the Association of Manufacturing Excellence's brand for an intense three-day productivity improvement program. The focus of Kaizen Blitz is to apply continuous improvement techniques in a focused, time-compressed process. There are three phases to the program: preparation, the core event (called the Kaizen Blitz event), and follow-up. According to the authors, top management commitment and participation is crucial to the success of the Kaizen Blitz process. The first three chapters of the book orient the reader to the philosophy and approach to Kaizen Blitz.

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