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Kaizen Planning, Implementing and Controlling

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  • © 2017


  • Helps managers identify the most important factor affecting their financial income
  • Offers a complete resource on the planning, implementation and controlling of kaizen
  • Provides uni- and multivariate analysis for kaizen
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Part of the book series: Management and Industrial Engineering (MINEN)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)


About this book

This book reports a literature review on kaizen, its industrial applications, critical success factors, benefits gained, journals that publish about it, main authors (research groups) and universities. Kaizen is treated in this book in three stages: planning, implementation and control. The authors provide a questionnaire designed with activities in every stage, highlighting the benefits gained in each stage. The study has been applied to more than 400 managers and leaders in continuous improvement in Mexican maquiladoras. A univariate analysis is provided to the activities in every stage. Moreover, structural equation models associating those activities with the benefits gained are presented for a statistical validation. Such a relationship between activities and benefits helps managers to identify the most important factor affecting their benefits and financial income.


“This book not only shows you how to practically implement and control kaizen success but can be used as a helpful manual for teaching others the core values and results of kaizen methodology.” (Samantha Braithwaite, Inside Business Magazine, Vol. 37 (21), April, 2019)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

    Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Midiala Oropesa-Vento, Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías

About the authors

Jorge Luis Garcia Alcaraz is a full time researcher of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez. His main research areas are related to Multi criteria decision making applied to manufacturing, production process modeling and statistical inference. He is founding member of the Mexican Society of Operation Research and active member in the Mexican Academy of Industrial Engineering.

Midiala Oropesa Vento is a researcher recognized by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), member of the Mexican Society of Operations Research. Her main research areas are related to total quality management, continuous improvement, decision making and modeling applied to production processes. 

Aide Aracely Maldonado Macias has a Ph.D. in Sciences in Industrial Engineering from the Technological Institute of Ciudad Juárez and is a full-time Professor-Investigator at the Autonomous University ofCiudad Juárez (UACJ).

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