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Scope Creating a management plan for business operations is vital for all organizations Although management directs the process it involves all levels of employees from the top executives down to the production workers in order to be successful One type of plan that is gaining continued exposure in the United States is the Japanese business plan called Kaizen This Case Study will look at how Kaizen can help a company develop a highly effective business plan and implement it successfully or make modifications to their current plan to improve performance by eliminating wastes Introduction From a small company just starting out to the largest of corporations Kaizen is limitless in its use Kaizen is intended to utilize all employees and develop a program of continuous improvement but more importantly should be looked at as a culture or philosophy wwwcirasiastateedu 1999 Major topics that will be discussed in this paper are A history of Kaizen where it originated and how it is being used in the US Getting the team started Identifying the common areas of waste The three building blocks for the Kaizen process Some examples of companies that have used Kaizen and the impact on management process improvements that have been realized Kaizen provides a methodology for management planning that incorporates a team approach to determine opportunities for improvement setting goals and developing a plan of action Origins of Kaizen Kaizen is a combination of two Japanese words KAI-which means change and ZEN- which means good Together they mean improvement Although the concepts of Kaizen did not reach the western world till about the mid-1980s Kaizen has its roots in the aftermath of World War II Cane 1996 After the war America encouraged the nation to rebuild much as it was doing in Europe General MacArthur approached many US experts to advise the country how to proceed Cane 1996 One of these people was Dr W Edward Deming who developed 14
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