Evolution of KAIZEN™
KAIZEN™ Methodology Development History
The KAIZEN™ methodology has been gradually developed over many decades. It was publically and officially introduced to the world in the 1980’s as a systematic methodology through the best selling book "KAIZEN™" by Masaaki Imai, the founder of Kaizen Institute.
KAIZEN™ has been evolving since its foundation
- 1950-1980: Companywide KAIZEN™ efforts started in Japan with the Quality Movement
- 1980-2010: Toyota perfected the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the term Lean was born
- 2010-2020: The TPS was very powerful but it demanded strong leadership, thus arose the concept of Lean Transformation
- +2020: KAIZEN™ did not stop and companies like Toyota and Danaher expanded Lean to all Growth areas
The fourth generation of KAIZEN™ aims to deliver and drive Profitable Growth by expanding Operational Excellence to Business Excellence. The Enterprise Business System was born out of KAIZEN™ 4.0.
Most Lean Systems fail to deliver Profitable Growth
Reasons why it is hard to be Lean and Grow at the same time
The Rules of the Game are harder
The world is in continuous change and the life span of organisations is going down.See why
Most Lean Transformations fail
Implementing an Improvement Culture is not easy. It requires focus, know-how and persistence.See why
Growth isn't always Profitable
How important is Revenue Growth (organic and external) in driving Overall Shareholder Value?See why
Sustained High Growth is Hard!
Sustained Growth is a challenge that few companies can handle.
Expanding Lean to Growth
Many companies are implementing Lean Systems to achieve Operational Efficiency and build an Improvement Culture
But few use KAIZEN™ as a competitive weapon to drive Sustainable Profitable Growth
KAIZEN™ has a huge impact on P&L and Balance Sheets
Your Performance will hit a Winning Streak
Read the article about the impact of KAIZEN™ on company performance:
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