International Makigami Qualification Program

To assure consistency in your improvement efforts, Makigami.Info prepares an extensive hands-on qualification program.

Scope of the award

Awards will be granted per site.

To achieve a corporate award, 80% of the sites need to have achieved the award applied for.

Levels

Level 1

Commitment Award

  • At least 2 processes have been analyzed (current and future state)
  • Future state design showed plausible improvements >50%
  • 100 days implementation programs have been written
  • 2 facilitators have been trained
  • Management has given approval and resources to fulfill implementation plan

Level 2

Bronze Award

  • The Analysis and Design phases have been performed according to the Makigami Standards
  • At least 2 processes have been designed according to the Makigami Design Principles
  • At least 2 processes have been implemented and show consistent major improvements
  • No money, people, space or complexity have been added
  • At least 2 new processes have been approved and scheduled to be analyzed
  • Upper-and middle management actively support the improvement process.

Level 3

Silver Award

  • At least 1 key-process has been designed and implemented according to the Makigami Design Principles, showing consistent major improvements
  • At least 4 supporting processes have been designed and implemented according to the Makigami Design Principles, showing consistent major improvements
  • A feasible masterplan has been designed and approved to improve all key-processes

Level 4

Gold Award

  • All key-processes have been designed and implemented according to the Makigami Design Principles, showing consistent improvements
  • A feasible masterplan has been designed and approved to improve all support-processes

Diamonds

Diamonds can be applied for at any level. They are tokens of achieving outstanding breakthroughs, like;

  • Full conversion from push to pull planning; MRP system switched off.
  • Full conversion to process teams
  • Zero Emission Factory
  • Zero Defect primary Process
  • Etc.
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