You are on page 1of 14

Introduction to

Kaizen
Efficient work and quality require clean
environment, safety and discipline. So,
the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen is
simple and effective for tidiness.

The Kaizen is prerequisites for any


improvement programme .
Kaizen focuses on small, gradual and
frequent improvements over the long
term with minimum financial
investment and participation by
everyone.
Meaning of Kaizen
Learn more about Kaizen

The Japanese word Kaizen means


change (KAI) to become good (ZEN).

Kaizen means change for the better


or "Continuous improvement".
Learn more about Kaizen

Kaizen was originated in japan.


Basically Kaizen is a process to make
an organization a better place to
work for its employee.
Learn more about Kaizen

Kaizen is a vital process, which


involves everyone in the organization
such as managers and workers and
urges them to make never-ending
efforts for improvement.
Learn more about Kaizen

Origin of Kaizen
Learn more about Kaizen

The foundation of Kaizen was laid in


Japan after the Second World War in
1939, when the country was
attempting to rebuild infrastructure
and rethink many systems.
Learn more about Kaizen

Several American experts including


W. Edwards Deming and Joseph
Juran came to Japan to lecture and
teach.

Using information from these


individuals regarding the TWI
(Training within Industry) programs,
the concept of Kaizen began to be
formed in the 1950s.
Learn more about Kaizen

Key Principles
Basic principles of Kaizen are:

Teamwork: The team as a whole is


better and smarter than the quality
sum of the individuals.

Discipline in the workplace: In an


organization discipline is must for
everyone. In Kaizen to make sure that
the everything work properly
discipline is must.
Small group activities.

Co-operative labour management


relations also helps in improvement.

Continuous quality Improvement is


the most important aspect of the
Kaizen.
Use of Quality Circles and workers
group helps to improve quality of
products.
Thanks

Log in to Vskills.in for


complete course on
Kaizen