Cornerstones of Cost Management (C...

4th Edition
Don R. Hansen + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305970663



Cornerstones of Cost Management (C...

4th Edition
Don R. Hansen + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305970663
Chapter 12, Problem 7DQ
Textbook Problem

What is a kaizen standard? Describe the kaizen and maintenance subcycles.

To determine

Describe a Kaizan standard and explain about Kaizan and maintenance subcycles.

Explanation of Solution

Kaizan standard: A Kaizan standard is a benchmark to increase the efficiency and productivity of the business. It focuses on small-scale changes and eliminating waste from all business processes that are normally associated with non-value added costs.

Kaizan subcycle: A Kaizan subcycle follows a sequence of planning, doing, checking, and acting upon the operations of the company. The company will first plan their improvements to be attained in the upcoming period and executes them. The actual results are compared with the Kaizan standard to measure their level of improvement attained and ends in setting the new level as a future performance cycle...

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