Application of Kaizen Techniques in Function of Continuous Improvement of Operations

Anali Ekonomskog fakulteta u Subotici, vol. 52, no. 35, pp.265-278.

Posted: 1 Nov 2016

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Vesna Janjic

Independent

Mirjana Todorovic

University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Economics

Jasmina Bogicevic

University of Kragujevac

Date Written: November 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to analyze the different techniques and tools that are used to reduce costs and improve performance, which are gaining in importance by the development of kaizen concept. Basically kaizen is striving for continuous improvement of business on the basis of incremental, small improvements for the better. Kaizen as an approach to continuous improvement of business includes a number of different techniques, and is often referred to as an umbrella concept. They all can be applied independently, but the full effect provides the mixed application of kaizen techniques. Each of the techniques has its own characteristics, areas of application and effects, however, all of them are characterized by simplicity, clarity, practicality, efficiency and necessity of minimum investment. The most important assumption of successful application of kaizen concept i.e. techniques, is the participation of all employees in the company.

Keywords: continuous improvement, Kaizen, Kaizen techniques, performances, cost reduction

Suggested Citation

Janjic, Vesna and Todorovic, Mirjana and Bogicevic, Jasmina, Application of Kaizen Techniques in Function of Continuous Improvement of Operations (November 1, 2015). Anali Ekonomskog fakulteta u Subotici, vol. 52, no. 35, pp.265-278.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2862334

Vesna Janjic

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Mirjana Todorovic (Contact Author)

University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Djure Pucara Starog 3
Kragujevac, 34000
Serbia

Jasmina Bogicevic

University of Kragujevac ( email )

Djure Pucara 3
Kragujevac, 34000
Serbia

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