Lean practices for product and process improvement: Involvement and knowledge capture
Angelis, Jannis J. and Fernandes, Bruno (2007) Lean practices for product and process improvement: Involvement and knowledge capture. In: International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Univ Linkoping, Linkoping, SWEDEN, SEP 17-19, 2007. Published in: Advances in Production Management Systems, 246 pp. 347-354.Full text not available from this repository.
Innovation is key source of a company's competitiveness in the knowledge economy, and continuous improvement is a key element of such corporate pursuit. Lean production is a globally competitive standard for product assembly of discreet parts. Successful Lean application is conditioned by an evolutionary problem-solving ability of the rank and file. Such ability is in itself contingent on employee involvement in improvement programs and the implementation of appropriate practices. But the challenge of operating innovative Lean systems lacks statistically valid guidance. This empirical study is based on 294 worker responses from twelve manufacturing sites in four Brazilian industry sectors. It identifies particular practices that impact employee participation in change or improvement activities and their performance outcomes.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Series Name:||INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Advances in Production Management Systems|
|Editor:||Olhager, J and Persson, F|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 347-354|
|Title of Event:||International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems|
|Location of Event:||Univ Linkoping, Linkoping, SWEDEN|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 17-19, 2007|
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