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Kaizen in Practice-Case Study of Application of Lean Six Sigma Method in Working Condition of Wood-Processing Firm

  • Ismar AlagićEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 76)

Abstract

This article is the result of several years of author’s work in the field of quality management especially in the use of methods and tools for quality management. I have paid special attention to the research of a unique and understandable concept of continuous progress - Kaizen.

What is Kaizen? Kaizen is a combination of two Japanese words KAI and ZEN. Compound KAIZEN (Japanese 改善) which means “always good” or “continuous improvement”. This article provides proposal a set of approaches that are the basis for the development and application of the principles and Kaizen of Lean Six Sigma concepts. A special focus is given to the method of applying Lean Six Sigma concepts in specific working conditions of domestic company from wood-processing sector.

Keywords

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Kaizen Wood-processing Improvement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TRA Tešanj Development AgencyTešanjBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ZenicaZenicaBosnia and Herzegovina
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesInternational University of SarajevoIlidža, SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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