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Lean Product Development Research: Current State and Future Directions
Abstract: Lean Product Development (LPD) is one of the leading approaches currently being adopted by organizations attempting to maximize value, increase quality, shorten lead times, and lower costsExpand
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Electronic commerce and associated business-to-business transaction capabilities have changed the way in which supply chains operate. The Internet has enabled information exchange on an unprecedentedExpand
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Critical success factors for the sustainability of Kaizen event human resource outcomes: An empirical study
Kaizen events have been widely reported to produce positive change in business results and human resource outcomes. However, sustaining or improving upon the results of a Kaizen event over time canExpand
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Learning From Less Successful Kaizen Events: A Case Study
Abstract: This paper describes results from an ongoing research program focused on identifying determinants of Kaizen event effectiveness, both in terms of initial event outcomes and theExpand
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Critical success factors for human resource outcomes in Kaizen events: An empirical study
Kaizen events are an increasingly common organizational improvement mechanism aimed at work area transformation and employee development. While many anecdotal design prescriptions exist, there isExpand
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Kaizen events and organizational performance: a field study
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the application of an assessment methodology to empirically measure and evaluate the impact of kaizen events on organizational performance,Expand
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Evaluating the Relative Performance of Engineering Design Projects: A Case Study Using Data Envelopment Analysis
This paper presents a case study of how Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was applied to generate objective cross-project comparisons of project duration within an engineering department of the Belgian Armed Forces. Expand
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A Multilevel Framework for Lean Product Development System Design
Abstract: Organizations today face intense and growing pressure to reduce cost, decrease time to market, and maximize stakeholder value in product development (PD). Many organizations have adoptedExpand
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Assessing maturity and effectiveness of enterprise performance measurement systems
This paper describes and illustrates an application of a tool for assessing the maturity and effectiveness of enterprise performance measurement systems. Expand
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An Empirical Investigation of Kaizen Event Effectiveness: Outcomes and Critical Success Factors
This research presents results from a multi-site field study of 51 Kaizen event teams in six manufacturing organizations. Although Kaizen events have been growing in popularity since the mid 1990s,Expand
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