This empowerment of employees and managers helps them to feel valued and gives them job satisfaction.
Corus benefits from becoming a more profitable business by reducing costs, securing high value orders and maximising the time its rolling mill operations are in use.
Kaizen costing focuses on "cost reduction" rather than "cost control".
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This focuses on making small continuous improvements across all functions, systems and processes within a business. Continuous improvement contributes towards lean production. Lean production uses fewer resources more efficiently.
This increases productivity and can improve profitability.
Monden has described two types of kaizen costing: Kaizen costing is applied to products that are already in production phase.
Prior to kaizen costing, when the products are under development phase, target costing is applied.
Continuous improvement at Corus helps to eliminate waste in seven key areas.
It uses the mnemonic 'TIM WOOD' to help employees remember the areas.