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Introduction to

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
Meaning of Kaizen
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The Japanese word Kaizen means

change (KAI) to become good (ZEN).

Kaizen means change for the better

or "Continuous improvement".
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Kaizen was originated in japan.

Basically Kaizen is a process to make
an organization a better place to
work for its employee.
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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.
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Origin of Kaizen
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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.
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Several American experts including

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

Using information from these

individuals regarding the TWI
(Training within Industry) programs,
the concept of Kaizen began to be
formed in the 1950s.
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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
Use of Quality Circles and workers
group helps to improve quality of

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