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Improve Your Business Through Kaizen

Improve Your Business Through Kaizen

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978280626844033EBookPlurilingua PublishingUnderstand the essentials of Kaizen (also known as continuous improvement or incremental improvement) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Japanese concept of Kaizen  is a form of continuous improvement which is used in business to improve ouput quality in the production line. It has proven to be an extremely effective approach, as it allows companies to improve productivity and product quality by optimizing the production process. This book will provide you with a handy introduction to the concepts of continuous improvement and lean management.  In addition to learning how to implement these in your own company, you will consider real-life case studies, find out about the tool’s shortcomings, including the fact that it is not always realistic to apply in the West, and learn about related models, such as the Kaikaku concept and the Hoshin approach. About Kaizen Kaizen is an innovative approach to production and business which originated in Japan after an engineer by the name of Taiichi Ohno created the Toyota Production System. Part of the reason for its creation was the disastrous consequences of Japan's involvement in the Second World War: the Japanese economy was completely devastated, and so it was decided that the country would be revived through production. The concept is typical of the Japanese mentality, as it involves every member of the company, from the CEO to the lowest worker, trying their best to improve productivity. In this book, you will discover how Kaizen can help your business, learn how to implement small improvements within a company and consequently ensure that it stays competitive and effective in the years to come. A clear explanation of the benefits and potential drawbacks of the method, a discussion of a practical case study, and an introduction to related models will give you the tools you need to tailor your approach to your situation. This straightforward and accessible 38-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to Kaizen Theory Origins Applications in business Advantages Limitations and extensions of Kaizen Limitations and criticisms Related models and extensions Practical application of Kaizen Stage 1: Preliminary analysis Stage 2: Choosing working teams and quality circles Stage 3: Implementation and calculating results Stage 4: Feedback Key tools and methods in Kaizen Recommendations Case study: The Tokyo Delight Summary Understand the essentials of Kaizen (also known as continuous improvement or incremental improvement) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Japanese concept of Kaizen  is a form of continuous improvement which is used in business to improve ouput quality in the production line. It has proven to be an extremely effective approach, as it allows companies to improve productivity and product quality by optimizing the production process. This book will provide you with a handy introduction to the concepts of continuous improvement and lean management.  In addition to learning how to implement these in your own company, you will consider real-life case studies, find out about the tool’s shortcomings, including the fact that it is not always realistic to apply in the West, and learn about related models, such as the Kaikaku concept and the Hoshin approach. About Kaizen Kaizen is an innovative approach to production and business which originated in Japan after an engineer by the name of Taiichi Ohno created the Toyota Production System. Part of the reason for its creation was the disastrous consequences of Japan's involvement in the Second World War: the Japanese economy was completely devastated, and so it was decided that the country would be revived through production. The concept is typical of the Japanese mentality, as it involves every member of the company, from the CEO to the lowest worker, trying their best to improve productivity. In this book, you will discover how Kaizen can help your business, learn how to implement small improvements within a company and consequently ensure that it stays competitive and effective in the years to come. A clear explanation of the benefits and potential drawbacks of the method, a discussion of a practical case study, and an introduction to related models will give you the tools you need to tailor your approach to your situation. This straightforward and accessible 38-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to Kaizen Theory Origins Applications in business Advantages Limitations and extensions of Kaizen Limitations and criticisms Related models and extensions Practical application of Kaizen Stage 1: Preliminary analysis Stage 2: Choosing working teams and quality circles Stage 3: Implementation and calculating results Stage 4: Feedback Key tools and methods in Kaizen Recommendations Case study: The Tokyo Delight Summary application/pdf1 business economics, corporate culture, Japan, kaizen, lean management, production, productivity, quality management, teamwork, Toyota Production System, work organization
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Understand the essentials of Kaizen (also known as continuous improvement or incremental improvement) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Japanese concept of Kaizen  is a form of continuous improvement which is used in business to improve ouput quality in the production line. It has proven to be an extremely effective approach, as it allows companies to improve productivity and product...
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Understand the essentials of Kaizen (also known as continuous improvement or incremental improvement) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Japanese concept of Kaizen  is a form of continuous improvement which is used in business to improve ouput quality in the production line. It has proven to be an extremely effective approach, as it allows companies to improve productivity and product quality by optimizing the production process.

This book will provide you with a handy introduction to the concepts of continuous improvement and lean management.  In addition to learning how to implement these in your own company, you will consider real-life case studies, find out about the tool’s shortcomings, including the fact that it is not always realistic to apply in the West, and learn about related models, such as the Kaikaku concept and the Hoshin approach.

About Kaizen

Kaizen is an innovative approach to production and business which originated in Japan after an engineer by the name of Taiichi Ohno created the Toyota Production System. Part of the reason for its creation was the disastrous consequences of Japan’s involvement in the Second World War: the Japanese economy was completely devastated, and so it was decided that the country would be revived through production. The concept is typical of the Japanese mentality, as it involves every member of the company, from the CEO to the lowest worker, trying their best to improve productivity.

In this book, you will discover how Kaizen can help your business, learn how to implement small improvements within a company and consequently ensure that it stays competitive and effective in the years to come. A clear explanation of the benefits and potential drawbacks of the method, a discussion of a practical case study, and an introduction to related models will give you the tools you need to tailor your approach to your situation.

This straightforward and accessible 38-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to Kaizen
  • Theory
    • Origins
    • Applications in business
    • Advantages
  • Limitations and extensions of Kaizen
    • Limitations and criticisms
    • Related models and extensions
  • Practical application of Kaizen
    • Stage 1: Preliminary analysis
    • Stage 2: Choosing working teams and quality circles
    • Stage 3: Implementation and calculating results
    • Stage 4: Feedback
    • Key tools and methods in Kaizen
    • Recommendations
    • Case study: The Tokyo Delight
  • Summary

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9782806268440

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