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Improve Your Business Through Kaizen: Boost your results with continuous improvement

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Improve Your Business Through Kaizen: Boost your results with continuous improvement

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Sep 17, 2015


Understand Kaizen in no time! Find out everything you need to know about this innovative concept with this practical and accessible guide.

In an increasingly competitive business world, companies must strive to constantly do better by boosting their productivity, optimising the quality of their products and services and eliminating waste and inefficiency. Kaizen, which was developed by the Japanese engineer Taiichi Ohno, widely considered to be the father of the Toyota Production System, is a continuous improvement process which allows companies to achieve all these goals and more. With its rapid results, minimal expense and almost universal applicability, Kaizen could be the tool you need to take your business to the next level.

In 50 minutes you will be able to:
• Understand what Kaizen is and why it works
• Learn how to apply the key tools and methods in Kaizen
• Master a range of related quality management approaches

The Management and Marketing series from the 50Minutes collection provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications will give you elements of theory, definitions of key terms and case studies in a clear and easily digestible format, making them the ideal starting point for readers looking to develop their skills and expertise.
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Names: Kaizen, continuous improvement, incremental improvement.

Uses: This approach is mainly used in business, and aims to improve the quality of outputs in a production line by making small changes to the working method. It can also be transferred to everyday life, as it permits small and inexpensive improvements.

Why is it successful? Kaizen, which can involve all services and all employees within a company, has proven itself to be effective as it allows users to improve productivity and product quality by reducing waiting times and optimising the production process. On a wider scale, it improves the working conditions in the company.

Key words:

Continuous improvement: This concept is made possible through the use of tools and methods that are increasingly efficient and better suited to the activity of the company. These tools and methods are constantly reviewed and optimised, leading to small changes and new best practices.

Lean management: A Japanese work management method which aims to reduce waste (muda), work overload caused by inadequate processes (muri) and inconsistency (mura) in a company.

Toyota Production System: A Japanese general work organisation method which aims to maximise quality, reduce defects and waste, and initiate continuous improvement in the business. This type of work organisation includes lean manufacturing and Kaizen.


Kaizen first appeared in Japan during the 1950s, when an engineer, Taiichi Ohno (1912-1990), created the Toyota Production

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  • (4/5)
    Very short, simple book that explains kaizen and it's tools.