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Kaizen Blitz

Definition of Kaizen Blitz:

Kaizen definition has been Americanized to mean “continual improvement.” A closer definition of the Japanese meaning of Kaizen is “to take apart and put back together in a better way.”

According to Webster, blitz is short for blitzkrieg. And blitzkrieg is “any sudden overpowering attack.”

Therefore, a Kaizen Blitz could be defined as ‘a sudden overpowering effort to take something apart and put it back together in a better way.” What is taken apart is usually a process, system, product, or service. Read Goldratt, who wrote the book called The Goal.

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