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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).]


(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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Summary: Kaizen philosophy focuses on innovation rather than hard work at workplace
SMRT management, engineers and staff have been working together as a team in the past months to drive transformational projects through continuous improvement by employing the methodology of Kaizen.
This hint was dropped at the 2nd Productivity Promotion Seminar on Application of Japanese KAIZEN Concept for Productivity Improvement in Nigeria, held on Friday in Lagos.
Le programme national de la qualite, lance depuis 1995, apporte un appui technique aux entreprises industrielles dans les domaines de la qualite et de la productivite afin de leur permettre d'exporter, selon la coordinatrice du projet Kaizen au ministere de l'industrie, Ourida Chalwati.
The National Quality Programme, which launched in 1995, provides technical support to industrial companies in a bid to help them export, said kaizen Project Coordinator at the Industry Ministry Ourida Chalwati.
One of the effective ways to do this is through a continuous improvement method known as a kaizen event.
These are the five 'pillars' upon which recently opened salon Kaizen stands-factors which will also likely make the Indonesia-based brand a hit here in the Philippines, says Kaizen Philippines director Chinky Gabas.
Kaizen events are used in business organizations to lower manufacturing costs and increase product value.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 28, 2016-Iveco announces Kaizen Institute Excellence Award for its Madrid plant
THE TERM KAIZEN originated as a Japanese word, literally translating as "good change," but in common usage it means the continuous improvement of processes and practices.
Kaizen Kanban: A Visual Facilitation Approach to Create Prioritized Project Pipelines
Muscat, Aug 25 (ONA) Activities of the training course titled "Five Steps for Continuous Improvement in Work Environment by Using Japanese Kaizen Strategy" were concluded at the Ministry of Information today.