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Meaning of "kaizen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KAIZEN

Literally: improvement.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KAIZEN

kaizen  [kaɪˈzɛn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KAIZEN

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Kaizen is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KAIZEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kaizen

Kaizen, Japanese for "improvement" or "change for the best", refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, business management or any process. It has been applied in healthcare, psychotherapy, life-coaching, government, banking, and other industries. When used in the business sense and applied to the workplace, kaizen refers to activities that continually improve all functions, and involves all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply chain. By improving standardized activities and processes, kaizen aims to eliminate waste. Kaizen was first implemented in several Japanese businesses after the Second World War, influenced in part by American business and quality management teachers who visited the country. It has since spread throughout the world and is now being implemented in environments outside of business and productivity.

Definition of kaizen in the English dictionary

The definition of kaizen in the dictionary is a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KAIZEN


Hizen
hiːˈzɛn
zazen
zʌzɛn
Zen
zɛn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KAIZEN

kail
kailyard
kailyard school
kaimakam
kain
kainga
kainite
kainogenesis
kainogenetic
kainogenetically
kairomone
Kairouan
Kairwan
Kaiser
kaiserdom
kaiserin
kaiserism
kaisership
Kaiserslautern
kajawah

WORDS THAT END LIKE KAIZEN

bedizen
citizen
denizen
dizen
endenizen
fellow citizen
mizen
netizen
noncitizen
second-class citizen
senior citizen
wizen

Synonyms and antonyms of kaizen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kaizen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KAIZEN

Find out the translation of kaizen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kaizen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kaizen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

持续改善
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kaizen
570 millions of speakers

English

kaizen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Kaizen
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كايزن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кайдзен
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kaizen
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

kaizen
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kaizen
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaizen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kaizen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カイゼン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카이젠
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaizen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kaizen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கெய்சன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काइज़ेन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaizen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kaizen
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kaizen
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кайдзен
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kaizen
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

kaizen
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Kaizen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kaizen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kaizen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kaizen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KAIZEN»

The term «kaizen» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.307 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KAIZEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kaizen

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KAIZEN»

Discover the use of kaizen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kaizen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way
The essential guide to kaizen—the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady steps—is now repackaged as an impulse paperback with a dazzling new cover that speaks to its proper positioning as a self-help/inspiration ...
Robert Maurer, 2014
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Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable ...
" This book shows how to make this goal a reality. Healthcare Kaizen shares some of the methods used by numerous hospitals around the world, including Franciscan St. Francis Health, where co-author Joe Swartz has led these efforts.
Mark Graban, Joseph E. Swartz, 2012
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Office Kaizen: Transforming Office Operations Into a ...
Office Kaizen: Transforming Office Operations Into a Strategic Competitive Advantage presents a unified, consistent approach that enables businesses to establish a strategic competitive advantage by significantly improving the efficiency, ...
William Lareau, 2003
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Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard ...
The Kaizen Event Fieldbook brings this all together as an indispensable reference for lean leaders and implementers within any industry and for use at any stage within the lean implementation journey.
Mark R. Hamel, 2010
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Kaizen and Kaizen Event Implementation
Whether you’re a plant manager, director, engineer, or quality specialist, this book will help you make kaizen work.
Chris A. Ortiz, 2009
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Kaizen (Ky'zen), the key to Japan's competitive success
Fully explains to non-Japanese managers the ramifications and applications of the Kaizen philosophy of continually striving for improvement and repeatedly setting ever higher standards
Masaaki Imai, 1986
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Toyota Kaizen Methods: Six Steps to Improvement
This workbook focuses on the actual training course concepts and methods used by Toyota to develop employee skill level, a core element of Toyota’s success.
Isao Kato, Art Smalley, 2013
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The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in ...
Geared to continuous improvement professionals and leaders within the office areas of manufacturing, the service sector and knowledge-worker environments, this book provides the methodology and practical tools for generating measurable ...
Karen Martin, Mike Osterling, 2014
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Kaizen for the Shop Floor: A Zero-Waste Environment with ...
Kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the foundation of all lean production improvements. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace.
‎2002
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The Kaizen Blitz: Accelerating Breakthroughs in Productivity ...
This book will show you how the Kaizen Blitz works and how to bring the extraordinary benefits of this approach to your company.
Anthony C. Laraia, Patricia E. Moody, Robert W. Hall, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KAIZEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kaizen is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kaizen Credit Improvement: Fix mistakes in your credit reports
Don't leave your finances to the mercy of credit-reporting companies. Use continuous process improvement (yours!) to set the record straight. «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
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The path to success for Roseville's Mikuni Restaurant was full of …
Their latest opening, Mikuni Kaizen at the Fountains in Roseville, reflects their commitment to such. "Kaizen means 'continuous improvement,'" ... «Press Tribune Newspaper, Jul 15»
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3 Technology Secrets for Sales Success - Business 2 Community
The Japanese have a word, “Kaizen,” which means that, no matter what point a person is at in their life, they should always be seeking gradual ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
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Pages Pointers: 7 tips to run a better business | Sun.Star
Practice kaizen—a Japanese philosophy of making small improvements in work and personal efficiency. These small improvements will lead to ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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Lean Business Practices: An Introduction | Furniture World Magazine
Similar to other practices such as Kaizen, its roots come from Japan and Toyota. Toyota executed techniques that allowed it to become a ... «Furniture World Magazine, Jul 15»
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Value Stream Mapping Part 1 Mapping the Current State
While it is important to include front-line workers in a kaizen event (in which a more detailed process knowledge is needed), for a value stream ... «Med Device Online, Jul 15»
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Who's Down With PHP??
Lazarus Curse by Kaizen Kobe · Tough Love by Skye Warren · Locumten: Book One (Chronicles of the New Realm 1) by Dmitri Talanov. «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
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Industry 4.0: The Further Development of Lean Factory and Kaizen
The concept of Industry 4.0 is to further develop the lean factory and kaizen. It mainly focuses on two major aspects including extensive ... «Azom.com, Jul 15»
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Kaizen Discovery to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences …
Attendees are invited to meet members of the Kaizen team and view information on Kaizen's exploration projects at booth 6. -- September 8 to ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
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Aisin plant recognized with two awards
The plant received its “1P1K Top Achiever Award” last week at a meeting in Seymour, Ind. 1P1K – 1 person, 1 Kaizen, which means continuous ... «The Daily Republican, Jul 15»

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