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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)

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  • Continuous improvement in a general way (noun)

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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."