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kai·zen

 (kī′zĕn′)
n.
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).]

kaizen

(kaɪˈzɛn)
n
(Philosophy) a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques
[literally: improvement]
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At the heart of this process are a number of employment practices that have increased worker precarity, including kaizan (continuous improvement), flexible employment, work teams, and zero downtime for workers.
These days, the 58-year-old artist likes to listen to John Kaizan Neptune and Earl Klugh-mellow fusion jazz from the late '70s and early '80s-while working.
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The time is right to embrace the Kaizan spirit, which puts ideas before investment, and where deletion of waste comes before addition of fresh resources.
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This spirit needs to be kept up and accelerated so that improvement is ensured in Enterprise Governance as an on-going process to maintain the spirit of Kaizan.
He was speaking at a certificate distribution ceremony of a training programme on Kaizan and visual management, says a statement on Wednesday.
It will examine when to use kaizan and lean production techniques, quality analysis techniques such as TQM and Six Sigma, simulation models, and techniques such as robust design.
of Wichita, KS, he's a guy who thinks about tools and their most effective use, about lean and cellular manufacturing, and about Six Sigma and Kaizan.
And while I'm far from the first to make such a mention, I think that of all the Lean, Six Sigma or Kaizan gospels being preached and implemented, the 5S approach is best suited for helping design engineers get their products to the market sooner.