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Definition of continuous improvement

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continuous improvement

an ongoing process of enhancing employee task performance, level of product quality, and level of company service through eliminating nonvalue-added activities to reduce lead time, making products
(performing services) with zero defects, reducing
product costs on an ongoing basis, and simplifying products
and processes



Related Terms:

kaizen

the Japanese word for continuous improvement
kaizen costing
a costing technique to reflect continuous efforts
to reduce product costs, improve product quality,
and/or improve the production process after manufacturing
activities have begun


total quality management (TQM)

a structural system for creating organization-wide participation in planning and implementing a continuous improvement process that exceeds
the expectations of the customer/client; the application
of quality principles to all company endeavors; it is also known as total quality control


continuous budgeting

a process in which there is a rolling
twelve-month budget; a new budget month (twelve months
into the future) is added as each current month expires


Continuous compounding

The process of accumulating the time value of money forward in time on a
continuous, or instantaneous, basis. Interest is earned continuously, and at each instant, the interest that
accrues immediately begins earning interest on itself.


Continuous Compounding

The process of continuously adding interest to a principal plus
interest amount and calculating the resulting compound amount



Continuous Discounting

The process of calculating the present value of a stream of future
cash flows by discounting over a continuous period of time


continuous loss

any reduction in units that occurs uniformly
throughout a production process


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Continuous random variable

A random value that can take any fractional value within specified ranges, as
contrasted with a discrete variable.


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Land improvements

The cost of improvements to land owned by the company, such as fencing and outdoor lighting.


Leasehold improvement

This is any upgrade to leased property by a lessee that will be
usable for more than one year, and which exceeds the lessee’s capitalization limit.
It is recorded as a fixed asset and depreciated over a period no longer than the life
of the underlying lease.


Leasehold improvements

The cost of improvements made to property that the company leases.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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