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Continuous Education Equals Continuous Improvement, or Kaizen!

Let’s review the word Kaizen. In Japanese, “kai” means change and “zen” means good. Used in the Toyota Production System, it is a Japanese business philosophy which means continuous improvements should be part of the business culture to be successful. Small incremental continuous...
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Kaizen’s Most Powerful Tool Is Simple to Implement

So let’s review exactly what Kaizen is. Kaizen is the Japanese word for improvement. When referring to business, Kaizen means continuous improvement, thus activities done within a business that involve small continuous improvements for maximum results. Kaizen was brought into the...
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The Inclusiveness of Kaizen is the Secret Sauce to Business Success

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone used Kaizen as part of their daily routine. That means absolutely everyone would practice continuous improvement every single day.The concept was originally created by W. Edward Deming, and put it into practice while working with...
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Toyota Production System or Lean: Are They the Same?

There is direct correlation between the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Lean Six Sigma. First of all, they both have the goal of getting rid of waste, as well as getting rid of anything that doesn’t add value to the product or service. Both TPS and LSS use some of the same...