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Lean practices for product and process improvement: Involvement and knowledge capture
Univ Warwick.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0904-5822
2007 (English)In: Advances in Production Management Systems, Boston: Springer , 2007, 347-354 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Boston: Springer , 2007. 347-354 p.
, International Federation for Information Processing, ISSN 1571-5736 ; 246
Keyword [en]
Lean Operations, continuous improvement, worker involvement
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-62292ISI: 000250478800041ISBN: 978-0-387-74156-7OAI: diva2:480115
International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Univ Linkoping, Linkoping, SWEDEN, SEP 17-19, 2007
QC 20120124Available from: 2012-01-18 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2012-01-24Bibliographically approved

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