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Continual / Continuous Improvement

A continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process (abbreviated as CIP or CI), is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes for instance by repeated iteration of the PDSA cycle.

Continuous Improvement, often known as Kaizen, is essentially a small step­by­step incremental improvement strategy. It is based upon a belief that continual improvement can be brought about by a never­ending series of small changes. Even in the face of enormous innovative improvement strategies, there will always be the need and opportunity to supplement such strategies and initiatives with continual small step changes.”