continuous improvement

  

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Programmed, and an almost unbroken, flow of improvements realized under a scheme such as Kaizan, lean production, or total quality management (TQM).

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  • The firm had been undergoing a lot of continuous improvement over the years and it did not have any signs of slowing up.

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  • In the twenty-first century, it is not enough merely to improve periodically or accidentally; there must be a clear plan in place to foster continuous improvement in all areas of business to really be considered competitive.

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  • You should always strive to be making a lot of continuous improvement so that you can move up in the work place.

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