Kaizen is the Japanese word for “improvement” or “change for the better.” It refers to a philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of work processes. Kaizen is something anyone can easily adopt to be more effective at work – you don’t have to work in engineering or manufacturing. To help you get started today, I have compiled a list of four things you can do to become more effective by doing things “the Toyota way.”

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Years ago, when Murphy’s Law calendars were all the rage (and yes, I am that old), my father submitted and had published two such laws; Kelly’s 1st & 2nd Laws of Aerial Navigation (remember this is from the 1970′s, so paper maps were the standard – no GPS).

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In just over a decade, sourcing from China has become a fundamental component of the business model of global companies. Not a trend, sourcing is now an indispensable necessity. Still, smaller and medium-sized companies are only now discovering China as a potential sourcing destination.

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