Improving Synergies through Kaizen Events

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Morten Brinch Sørensen
This report describes the development of a kaizen event synergy framework. The background for the development was partly the task given by Viking life-saving equipment and partly the use of synergy in today’s business environment in order to get competitive advantage. The framework was developed on basis on a literature review. The framework introduces the concept of using continuous improvement with kaizen events in order to focus synergy level improvements. It furthermore takes into consideration the needed continuous improvement support that is needed in order to sustain continuous improvement and the kaizen events. The framework was used in a case study in order to estimate its usability and effect for an organization.

The findings have shown that from the literature it was possible to construct a framework with a high potential of increasing synergy levels. The case study also showed that the constructed framework had a good potential for increasing synergies.
Publication date31 May 2011
Number of pages77
ID: 52692423