Kaizen is an approach to total quality management which can be described as continuously improving by making small improvements, mainly in process, every time the process is seen not to be as good as it could be.

Kaizen stands for two japanese words "kai" (change) "zen" (good or for the better) so it's change for the better. The idea here is continual improvement.
Kaizen focus:
- elimination of the 6 types of waste
- the five-S framework
- standardization.
"Kaizen means improvement. Moreover It means continuing improvement in personal life, home life, social life, and working life. When applied to the workplace Kaizen means continuing incremental improvement involving everyone--managers and workers alike."
BOTH Kaizen and sixsigma are inteneded to for a high customer satisfaction
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Kaizen is an approach to total quality management which can be described as continuously improving by making small improvements, mainly in process, every time the process is seen not to be as good as it could be.

Kaizen stands for two japanese words "kai" (change) "zen" (good or for the better) so it's change for the better. The idea here is continual improvement.
Kaizen focus:
- elimination of the 6 types of waste
- the five-S framework
- standardization.

Kaizen works well in slow-growth economy whereas Six Sigma is better adaptive in a fast-growth economy. Kaizen tends to involve everybody and the pace of improvement is gradual and small.
Kaizen is used for continual or small incremental improvement over a long time span rather than a drastic breakthorugh or revolution
Kaizen is the wayto achieve 100% Quality
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Deliberate falsification of input data so as to purport to prove a pre-determined conclusion.
The chemistry student was flunked because he used a kaizen process to complete his lab report.
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"Kaizen" means "continuous improvement". It comes from the Japanese words "Kai" meaning school and "Zen" meaning wisdom. This key to the Japanese way of thinking has translated into success for many businesses around the world.
Humm... :) I have no example using this word... it is just a term
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Saying, informal
"Ok Then"
Mr White: "I'm going to go die"
Mr SlightShadeOfOrange: "Kaizen"
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