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Kaizen strategy is the single most important concept in Japanese management–the key to successful Japanese companies such as Toyota. Kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the foundation for all Lean production improvements. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. Kaizen is actually a way of life philosophy. It assumes that [...]

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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a lean manufacturing technique used to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. It is a visualization tool oriented to the Toyota version of Lean Manufacturing (Toyota Production System). At Toyota, it is known as “material and information [...]

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