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Kaizen A Japanese word meaning continuous improvement through constant striving to reach higher standards.
Kaizen Taken from the Japanese words kai and zen where kai means change and zen means good. The popular meaning is continuous improvement of all areas of a company not just quality. 
Key Performance Indicators KPI refers to the short list of measurable parameters that will indicate how well the business is doing at attaining its goals. In a manufacturing quality scenario, this may be the amount of scrap or rework that gets metered. In a service quality scenario, such as an insurance company, this may be the open inventory of unprocessed claims. In brand management, market share in itself and in comparison with competing brands is sure to be relevant. In logistics, on time deliveries, empty return loads, or missing items are candidate indicators.
KEY PRINCIPLES OF QUALITY The three guiding concepts for managing quality improvement are: Principle 1, Quality is defined as any product or service that satisfies customer specifications. Principle 2, the work standard is defect free. Principle 3, Quality is measured by the price of non quality (PONQ). 
KJ method Another name for the affinity diagram, after its inventor, Kawakita Jiro.
Knowledge Acquisition The procedure in artificial intelligence of interacting with an external source, usually a domain expert, to find and organize knowledge for the purpose of transferring the knowledge to an expert system to solve problems. 
Knowledge Base DISA/CIM: A logical collection of information in a particular domain that has been formalized in the appropriate representation with which to perform reasoning. A dynamic knowledge base is used to store information relevant to solving a particular problem and varies from one problem solving session to the next. 
Knowledge Base Management System Pro active, event driven, rule based. 
Knowledge Base of Knowledge This is the collection of things that are known about a body of study. For instance, the knowledge about trauma care. 
Knowledge Management The leveraging of collective wisdom to increase responsiveness and innovation. 
Knowledge The state or fact of knowing. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. 
Knowledge (Explicit) Specific information about something. 
Knowledge (Implicit) The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned. 

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