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Kaizen - definitions

Kaizen - A Japanese term that means gradual unending improvement by doing little things better and setting and achieving increasingly higher standards. Masaaki Imai made the term famous in his book, Kaizen: The Key to Japan's Competitive Success.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 01 October 2010 08:41:44, External

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Kaizen - Japanese term that means continuous improvement, taken from words 'Kai' means continuous and 'zen' means improvement. Some translate 'Kai' to mean change and 'zen' to mean good, or for the better. The same japanese words Kaizen that pronounce as 'Gai San' in chinese mean:

   Gai= The action to correct.
   San= This word is more related to the Taoism or Buddhism Philosophy in which give the definition as the action that 'benefit' the society but not to one particular individual. The quality of benefit that involve here should be sustain forever, in other words the 'san' is and act that truely benefit the others.

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Source: iSixSigma, 29 January 2011 10:17:50, External

Kaizen - Taken from the Japanese words kai and zen where kai means change and zen means good. The popular meaning is continuous improvement of all areas of a company not just quality.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 13 April 2011 07:56:54, External

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