Before we go ahead to talk about the meaning, principles, needs and benefits of Kaizen; let us explore the Etymological aspects of the word “Kaizen” Literally translating to “Improvement”, it is derived from the Japanese “kai” meaning “change” and zen meaning “good”. In Old Chinese it means “to correct errors”. The term first came into […]

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Are you continuously improving as an organisation? Are you making those little changes everyday, that make you better than yesterday? Do you know “Kaizen” as one of the principles of the Toyota way? Did you know that the top companies are resorting to this philosophy to boost their efficiency? Are you being left out without […]

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Today I plan to throw light on two aspects of Lean, and answer two most recurring questions that people ask of me. Does Lean have a focus? “Lean has a focus ─ reduce waste and do more with less. The world is moved by ideas and words. To lead people, you need to take into […]

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Because the only thing that adds value is in any type of process is the physical or information transformation of that product, service or activity into something the customer wants Jeffrey K. Liker , The Toyota Way

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What is Waste? Verb verb: waste; 3rd Person present: wastes; past tense: wasted; past participle: wasted; gerund or present participle: wasting     1      use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose. “we can’t afford to waste electricity”     2      synonyms: 3      squander, fritter away, misspend, misuse, spend recklessly, throw away, lavish, be wasteful with, […]

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