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Lean Lessons: The Benefits of Kaizen and Kaizen Events
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Lean Lessons: The Benefits of Kaizen and Kaizen Events

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
February 2007
Issue:
Volume 40 Issue 2
Pages:
pp. 47-48
Author(s):
Manos, Anthony

Abstract

Kaizen is a Japanese word typically translated to "continuous improvement." Originally this word referred to subtle, gradual improvements that are made over time. A baseball analogy is hitting singles all game long to score runs.

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