THE POSSIBILITY OF USING KAIZEN METHOD (CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT) TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND REDUCE COSTS: AN APPLICATION RESEARCH ON KUFA CEMENT FACTORY
Along with an increase in the competitiveness of marketoperating businesses, the global cement industry is experiencing a rise in
competition. Therefore, businesses operating in this industry must concentrate on enhancing the quality and reducing costs. Thus, this study’s application of the kaizen method in the context of Kufa will enhance employee performance and product quality, thereby contributing to Kufa’s market competitiveness. This method also plays a crucial role in determining product demand. This study used 2015 data for content analysis to evaluate the function of the Kufa cement industry in cost reduction and quality improvement. The findings indicate that the kaizen method enhances product quality and decreases costs. Therefore, organizations should prioritize employee training so that employees can concentrate on continuous improvement. Academicians will find these findings useful for future publications and designing training sessions for cement industry decision-makers to enhance quality.