Get started with the Kaizen
Kaizen is closely tied to 5S and Lean practices. Simply put, Kaizen means "continuous improvement". If you are interested in Kaizen, we offer a FREE Kaizen Guide to get you started.
Kaizen a system of continuous improvement in human resources and processes, providing a foundation for long-term and fruitful operation.
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Our Kaizen Guide is easy to understand, and provides a good foundation to Kaizen and it's structure. This is a great place to start for information on Kaizen.
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We have years of experience in Lean, 5S, and Safety. Kaizen is philosophy that goes hand in hand with other Lean manufacturing processes. If you have questions, we're happy to help!
What are the foundations of Kaizen?
- Personal discipline
- Improved morale
- Quality circles
- Suggestions for improvement
Kaizen is a Japanese term that means "improvement". 'Kai' translates as 'change' and 'zen' means 'good'. It is a philosophy that targets continuous improvement in human resources and processes, thus improving efficiency and overall well-being of employees. Kaizen was first applied in Japanese companies after World War II. The results of Kaizen have been significant and are now used in companies all over the world.
Efficiency is just one goal of Kaizen. Not only does it raise productivity, but Kaizen aims to provide a healthy working environment for employees of all levels. This in turn creates an organized and creative environment that enriches the company, the employees, and most importantly, the services rendered to the consumers. It is a cycle that requires cooperation and knowledge in all departments.