Continuous Improvement (KAIZEN)

Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese word It means "continuous change for better"

LITERAL MEANING
KAI
ZEN
CONTINUAL
CHANGE
ALWAYS
GOOD
IMPROVEMENT
FOR THE BETTER
KAIZEN IS A JOURNEY
from
EVENT
to
CAUSE
RESULT
to
PROCESS
GROSS
to
MICRO
ENFORCEMENT
OF CHANGE
to
INDUCEMENT
OF CHANGE

 Some more definitions - Links to the Web:

  1. Kaizen PPT

  2. A short presentation on the concept of KAIZEN !!!

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Which Improvements come under the category of Kaizen?

Following conditions must be holding good for an improvement to qualify as Kaizen

  1. Large improvements are made.
  2.  
  3. Small time and small money is used.
  4.  
  5. Bottleneck problems are attacked.
  6.  
  7. Process observations are used.
  8.  
  9. KAIZEN paradigms are deployed.
  10.  
  11. Management participation exists.