Kaizen is a method for continuous
improvement used in
Lean Production. In
traditional thinking processes become less
efficient, and produce lower quality, as
the machinery and equipment ages. The idea
of Kaizen is to not only maintain the equipment
to keep it as good as new, but to continue
to make minor modifications that tailor
it better to the process, for example making
it interface better with upstream and downstream
handling, part supplies and so on.
The workforce should be involved in Kaizen
improvements through suggestion schemes
and team based activities.
See also Kaizen