Definition of "kaizen" []

  • A philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques (noun)
  • A Japanese business practice of continuous improvement in performance and productivity (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Continuous improvement in a general way (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kaizen" in a sentence
  • "It is what we call kaizen or continuous improvement."
  • "The Lean Promotion Office should be small, except for periods when excess employees from line jobs are being redeployed and put to work on short-term kaizen projects."
  • "This is often referred to as kaizen … a Japanese word for improvement."