Author(s): Helena Čierna, Erika Sujová, Miroslava Ťavodová
Title: Application of the Kaizen philosophy — a road to a learner business
Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society
Document Type: Scientific paper
Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
PY, pages: 2016, 237-245
Published on-line: 2016-06-24
Abstract: The focus of the article is analysis of the Kaizen method and its application in various companies. The main philosophy of the Kaizen method is that each employee contributes to continuous incremental improvement of company’s processes. It is a wholesome philosophy of management, which includes the entire company and places individuals in the middle of the action. The Kaizen method is not limited to production entities, but it needs to be focused on the company’s vision. The method is an appropriate and a well-used tool for identifying and analysing problems related to productivity with management without a system, with low work productivity, with work safety, and others. The Kaizen method is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous incremental improvement of all aspects of one’s life. Kaizen is not a widely used method for improving quality in businesses. It can be applied in all branches of production since managers are not the only ones striving to improve production processes, production, and to improve the work place, but mainly employees are. It focuses not only on improving quality, but also on improving everything that can be improved within a company, because even a slight improvement affects the quality of production or services. However, it is not a method, but a process oriented way of thinking, which provides a basis for behaviours in one’s daily life.
Keywords: company, innovation, Kaizen, quality management, system, TQM
JEL Classification: M21
Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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