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A business management system or philosophy aimed at producing ongoing incremental improvements throughout an organization, especially in quality and efficiency.
[Japanese : kai, change (from Middle Chinese kaj´; also the source of Mandarin gǎi) + zen, good (from Early Middle Chinese dʑian'; also the source of Mandarin shàn).]
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(Philosophy) a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques
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