Inspiration

Kaizen

Kaizen (改善, Japanese for “change for the better” or “improvement”; the common English usage is “continuous improvement” or “continual improvement”).

In the context of this article, Kaizen refers to a workplace ‘quality’ strategy and is often associated with the Toyota Production System

Kaizen aims to eliminate waste (as defined by Joshua Isaac Walters “activities that add cost but do not add value”). It is often the case that this means “to take it apart and put back together in a better way.” This is then followed by standardization of this ‘better way’ with others, through standardized work.
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