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safety and leadership. productivity. company culture. technology. . ..... processes.Definition of Kaizen  Kaizen is. a system of continuous improvement in quality.

History of Kaizen    Created in Japan following World War II. 1st came into use during 1970‟s In 1986 Masaaki Imai published his influential book titled „Kaizen: the key to Japan‟s success .

 善 (“Zen") means "good”  .  改 (“Kai") means "change" or "the action to correct".What is Kaizen Kaizen is focused on making small improvements on a continuous basis.


The PDCA cycle in Kaizen .

. Create work teams 1. Acknowledge problems openly 4. Promote openness 5. Make improvements continuously 3.Principles of Kaizen Focus on customers 2.

Develop self-discipline: 9. Inform every employee 10. Right relationship process 8.functional teams 7. . Enable every employee 6.Cntd… Cross.

3M’s Muda = Any wasteful activity or an obstruction Mura = Inconsistencies in the system Muri = Physical Strain .

Gemba Kaizen A process of Continuously Identifying  Reducing  Eliminating Muda. Mura . Muri  .

Advantages of Kaizen Efficiency  Continuous Improvement  Mutual Understanding  Develop Self-discipline  Participative Management  .

innovation is also needed  .Disadvantages of Kaizen Difficult to implement  Difficult to maintain enthusiasm  Some people see it as a threat to their jobs  Lot of poor ideas also put forward  Continuous improvement is not enough.

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