Lean Working Environments: An Empirical Study of 24 CompaniesImplementing Lean
2010 (English)In: NES2010: Proactive Ergonomics: Implementation of ergonomics in planning of jobs, tasks, systems and environments., Stavanger, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper studies the perceived effects on the working conditions in 24 medium sized manufacturing companies, approximately 1.5 year into their implementation of Lean. This is studied quantitatively based on four stakeholders’ perceptions (the workers, the managers, the production supervisors and the white-collar workers), based on three factors; changes in the working environment, work with safety for the personnel and level of stress. The results indicate that the physical work environments have improved and the workers and production supervisors report a slight increase in stress. Lastly, all groups report an increase in the work with safety for the personnel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49660OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-49660DiVA: diva2:460014
Nordic Ergonomics Society 42nd Annual Conference
QC 201201022012-01-022011-11-282012-01-02Bibliographically approved