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KAIZEN METHODOLOGY IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT TO REDUCE WASTES


Boca Gratiela Dana
North University Baia Mare, Romania, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Abstract
Kaizen cannot deal with all problems and one size does not fit all but a flexible
implementation opens up the dimension of collaboration between the workforce, the
management and the technical departments. In every company, it operates in a different
way to suit the circumstances but all consider it indispensable. It is more flexible and
tolerant than may be expected; it is a tool for integration of technological strategy with the
business strategy of the organization. Technology is forcing organizations to become more
competitive as at every instance innovations take place. Recent innovations in the form of
total quality management, reengineering work process, flexible manufacturing system have
only one thing in common - well serving the customer by improved operational efficiency.
For instant Quality Management advocates emphasize the importance of achieving higher
quality and flexibility at lower level of cost and waste.
Keywords: Kaizen, quality, quality management, waste cost

JEL Classification: M11

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