GEMBA is a Japanese word that literally means “the real place”, used in business process improvement circumstances to refer to the place where value is added, such as a manufacturing area laboratory or workshop. A related term, “Gemba Kaizen”, is used in Japanese process improvement initiatives to mean “continuous improvement in the manufacturing process”, where production takes place.


KAIZEN (Continuous Improvement) is a strategy where employees at all levels of an organization work together to achieve regular, incremental improvements to the manufacturing process. Kaizen as an action plan is exactly what develops Kaizen as a philosophy. When Kaizen is applied as an action plan through a consistent and sustained program of successful Kaizen events, it teaches employees to think differently about their work. Consistent application of Kaizen as an action plan that creates tremendous long-term value by developing the culture that is needed for truly effective continuous improvement.

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