is the systematic examination of the methods of carrying on activities so as to improve the effective use of resources and to set up standards of performance for the activities being carried out.
starts with a systematic study of the methods of carrying on activities. It develops ways to improve the effective use of resources. It helps to set up standards, in order to secure improvements.
is, or should be, the basis for improvement strategies such as Lean, 6 Σ, Kaizen and Sustainability.
has proven to be able to provide a major contribution to the economic and social development of mankind, and will do so in the future.
is much more than a science or a technique.
is an attitude and the professional drive to continuously improve the quality of human labour
by simplifying work processes, jobs become more effective, more satisfactory, more meaningfuland more rewarding.
serves companies, professionals as well as individual workers.
is a responsibility for leadership, specialists and workers in the organisation.