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Kaikaku -- Radical improvement of an activity to eliminate waste. The improvements affect the future value stream. Often these are changes in business practices or business systems.
For example, by reorganizing processing operations for a product so that instead of traveling to and from isolated "process villages" the product proceeds through the operations in single-piece flow in one short space. Also called breakthrough kaizen, flow kaizen, and system kaizen.

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