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Joel Stanwood: What practical advice would you offer to companies as they establish their Kaizen Promotion Offices?

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Building the KPO

What practical advice would you offer to companies as they establish their Kaizen Promotion Offices?  At the beginning their Lean journey each company faces questions such as:

(a)    What is the role of the KPO to serve the organization?

(b)   How do we best leverage the KPO for leadership development?

(c)    What is optimal size of the KPO organization?

(d)   What is right mix of internal / external hires?

(e)   Who should the KPO lead report to?

(f)     How is the KPO best organized in order to sustain Lean both inside/outside of the plant?  (i.e. sales, distribution, marketing, product development in addition to manufacturing)”

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