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Capital Project Excellence

Strategies for optimal project management and execution

Undertaking Capital Projects means making significant, long-term investments to improve assets. Crucial for boosting growth, these investments, like constructing new plants or warehouses or developing new production lines or equipment, are vital for progress.

Effectively managing and implementing such projects demands the adoption of methodologies that prioritize excellence by reducing life cycle costs, ensuring timely and quality delivery, and implementing robust risk management. The KAIZEN™ “Capital Project Excellence” approach enhances the company’s return on investment and promotes a culture of continuous improvement.

Traditional Approach

Lean Approach

Traditional Approach

Specialized teams

Lean Approach

Cross-functional teams for collaboration

Traditional Approach

Reactive risk management

Lean Approach

Early risk identification and proactive mitigation

Traditional Approach

Suppliers engaged at the project end

Lean Approach

Suppliers involved from the project’s outset


20 to 30%

Average capital cost reduction

15 to 30%

Project lead time reduction

20 to 30%

Environmental Footprint Reduction

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Find out what are the key opportunities in your processes by conducting a diagnosis workshop

Want to master Capital Project Excellence?

Our playbook is designed to guide you through these complexities, ensuring that you achieve excellence in your capital project endeavors.

Application Areas of Capital Project Excellence

New factory

New production line

New equipment

New warehouse / logistics hub

New technology

Shutdown (annual/monthly)

What types of support do we offer?

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving economic landscape, the pressure to deliver complex projects swiftly, efficiently, and sustainably has never been greater. At the Kaizen Institute, our approach to Capital Project Excellence begins with a phase of Strategy Design. During this initial phase, we develop a comprehensive roadmap tailored to each project’s unique challenges and goals. This roadmap typically encompasses three types of activities that we specialize in at the Kaizen Institute: Capital Project Management, Lean Project Development, and Project Execution.

Capital Project Management

Use lean capital project management methodologies to streamline processes and improve communication and risk management across capital projects.

This approach ensures that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.

Lean Project Development

Take advantage of our improvement workshops to refine the project development across all phases of capital projects, from initiation to commissioning.

This approach will help reduce delivery lead times and costs, improve quality, and ensure a vertical startup of the deliverable, whether a factory, equipment or something else.

Project Execution

Leverage our resources to execute projects when you lack the necessary project management capabilities. We provide the essential personnel to manage and implement capital projects efficiently.

This service is designed to seamlessly integrate with your operations, ensuring that projects are executed flawlessly, on schedule, and within scope.

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Kaizen Institute works directly with the client teams, with a “Hands On” and “Teaching by Doing” approach

Kaizen Institute works directly with the client teams, with a “Hands On” and “Teaching by Doing” approach