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Countermeasures Training Module

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One of a leader’s functions is to set goals for his or her organization, and then make sure that the team stays on track in meeting those objectives.

But the adjustments needed to stay the course don’t happen by accident. One structured approach to closing the gaps between reality and plan is to use a countermeasure. Think of it as ‘A3 Lite’, but with a specific purpose: to get a KPI or other metric back on track.

One of the unique features of this tool is the ‘countermeasure accounting’ it uses to compare the action plan to the miss, and ensure that there is enough being done to get back on target.

Countermeasures work best when there is a systematic leadership system in place, including annual strategic planning with policy deployment, well-defined KPIs, and monthly operations reviews

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Countermeasures Lean Training on PowerPoint


Regular Price: $12.99

  • License Type: Corporate
  • Number of Slides: 20
  • Target Time: 45 min
  • Revision Date: 4/14/2011
  • Format: PowerPoint 2007
  • Delivery: Immediate Download
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Countermeasures Recorded Webinar on DVD


Countermeasures Recorded Webinar Video (Individual License)

Countermeasures Recorded Webinar Video (Corporate License)




Regular Price: $23.99

Regular Price: $8.99

Regular Price: $149.00

  • Format: DVD (NTSC-North America)
  • Style: Recorded Webinar
  • Presented By: Jeff Hajek
  • Running Time: Approx. 25 Minutes
  • Revision Date: December, 2011
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Our Countermeasures DVD helps you teach your team about

  • the purpose of countermeasures,
  • how CMs link to processes and corporate strategy,
  • when to use them,
  • who should do them, and
  • how to complete a basic countermeasure form.

This DVD, a recorded webinar of our high-quality PowerPoint® presentation, discusses how to use countermeasures to get your goals back on track. Imagine the power of having access to a DVD of a training module as well as the materials in the video. Use the DVD as a leaders guide, as a make-up training tool, as refresher training, or as a stand-alone teaching device. The choice is yours.

  • Format: MP4
  • Style: Narrated PowerPoint
  • Resolution: 540×302
  • Delivery: Immediate Download
  • License: Individual
  • Presented By: Jeff Hajek
  • Running Time: Approx. 25 Minutes
  • Revision Date: December, 2011
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3

This license is for the person named in the ‘ship to’ address of the purchase receipt only.

  • Format: MP4
  • Style: Narrated PowerPoint
  • Resolution: 720×404
  • Delivery: Immediate Download
  • License: Corporate
  • Presented By: Jeff Hajek
  • Running Time: Approx. 25 Minutes
  • Revision Date: December, 2011
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Our corporate licenses for the videos in our Lean Training System open up new opportunities for companies that want more extensive access to multimedia content than DVDs can provide.

This format allows a reporting unit of a company to post a copy of this video on its network to allow people throughout the organization to view it. It is licensed to a single ‘reporting unit’ of the company named in the ‘Ship To’ address of the sales receipt. As a rule of thumb, this normally means one license per president (i.e. holding companies, conglomerates, multi-nationals, etc. will need a license for each separate unit.) Standard corporate licenses are limited to organizations with fewer than 20,000 people.

Countermeasures Student Guide

Item Code: LTSCMSG

Regular Price: $6.99


A countermeasure is a step-by-step approach to closing the gap between actual performance and a KPI plan. It is a specialized form of problem solving designed to get an organization back on track. Like most problem solving methodologies, a countermeasure makes extensive use of the PDCA cycle.

The Countermeasures Student Guide is part of the Countermeasures Module and is a companion to the Countermeasures PowerPoint training presentation. 

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Our countermeasures training helps your team turn problems into opportunities. Use this presentation to start looking at abnormal conditions in a new light, and learn how this tool helps eliminate them once and for all.

This Countermeasures Lean training covers the following topics:

1. What is a countermeasure?

a. A structured process for solving problems

b. Where to start

c. Countermeasures and success

2. Purpose: close gaps between expected and actual

a. Just-in-time improvements vs. batching for kaizen blitz

3. Who does countermeasures

a. Managers responsible, supervisors and leads should be doing them

4. The role of countermeasures in Lean

a. Links to daily management, operations reviews, and kaizen

5. Completing a countermeasure

a. Format

b. Planning/filling out form

c. Root causes

d. Accounting for improvement

5. Managing countermeasures

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