Definition of Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement, sometimes also known as continual improvement, is a continuous process of improving products, services, or processes to achieve organizational excellence. Continuous improvement is a never-ending effort. The right, mind-set, and proper training are required on the managerial level to implement this approach. It is also known as Kaizen in lean management.


After World War II, this theory was coined by Kaizen in Japan. It is the approach that booms the Japanese manufacturing sector massively. By adopting this approach, Toyota is now the world’s largest automobile manufacturer.

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