Kaizen principles have been viewed as one of the key factors to Japanese competitiveness.
Kaizen techniques became famous when Toyota used them to rise to world's automotive leadership. The company is credited as pioneer to formalize Kaizen technique and implement it as part of a global business plan. Rather than undertake large projects, Toyota's staff was encouraged to identify problems, no matter how small, trace their root causes and implement all necessary solutions.
Kaizen generates process-oriented thinking is people-oriented and is directed at people's efforts. Rather than identifying employees as the 'problem', Kaizen emphasizes that the 'process' is the 'target' and employees can provide improvements by understanding how their joint fits into the process and changing it.
This book presents a practical way to build and improve business processes, and assists professionals whether they are learning the basics of business process improvement, planning their first improvement project, or evangelizing process oriented thinking throughout their organization.
This book is for Agile entrepreneurs, Leaders, QA (Quality Assurance) managers, Management consulting professionals, Production supervisors, Manufacturing heads, CEOs, Directors and all Managers involved in decision-making, directing their organization's sustainability, profitability, and expansion. If you want some new ideas for improving your business and need to get your team involved then this concise self-help, business management book is for you.
This book is also for professionals who are interested in making a career change and wish to embrace business process management (bpm) role. This book simplifies Kaizen continuous improvement methodology, which would help executives; change management professionals improve business situations in their new role as a Business Analyst, Process Improvement, or Process Management Expert.
This book is also for graduate students, budding out of colleges and are in the process of stepping into the industrial world- be it manufacturing or a service industry. This book helps them learn Kaizen ways to improve their company's business, which in turn would help their career growths.
Lastly, but not the least, this book is for "all business readers" who wish to apply business improvement methodologies to their work place in most beneficial and practical ways.