Today, due to increasing competition, businesses attach more importance to quality both to meet customer
expectations and to produce error-free products more efficiently using production processes. In addition, it
has become a necessity to constantly improve the production processes. Efficiency, expressed as the ratio of
the input used in production to the output obtained at the end of the production process, is closely related to
the decrease in the costs of the enterprises. On the other hand, it is also expected that quality-oriented work
and kaizenes which are expressed as minor improvements in the work process will have positive effects on
costs and productivity.
In this context, the effects of kaizen philosophy and total quality management approaches on productivity
increase are emphasized. Through the application of Kaizen costing and total quality management systems,
the relationship between kaizen, total quality management and efficiency increase and costs have been
examined through the firms that have achieved positive results regarding productivity increase.
Real Time Impact Factor:
Author Name: Harun Ö?ÜNÇ, Ercüment DO?RU
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Keywords: Total Quality Management, Kaizen, Productivity