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A review of lean assessment in organizations: An exploratory study of lean practices by electronics manufacturers
This paper describes the development of a survey instrument to assess the implementation of lean practices within an organization. Results of a literature review, which was used to identify leanExpand
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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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A multisite field study of lean thinking in U.S. and German secondary wood products manufacturers
Due to growing global competition, especially in the last decade, the U.S. and German wood and wood-based industries have suffered significant market share losses. To stay competitive in anExpand
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The impact of organizational context on work team effectiveness: a study of production team
An organizational culture that supports communication and cooperation between teams and the integration of teams was found to have a significant and positive linear relationship with team member satisfaction. Expand
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Development of a manufacturing flexibility hierarchy through factor and cluster analysis
Purpose – The ability of production organizations to respond quickly to changes in the market with new products requires flexibility. The relationship between manufacturing flexibility and theExpand
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A usability comparison of PDA-based quizzes and paper-and-pencil quizzes
This study compared the usability effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of a PDA-based quiz application to that of standard paper-and-pencil quizzes in a university course. Expand
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What drives continuous improvement project success in healthcare?
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a study of factors that affect continuous improvement (CI) project success in hospitals. Design/methodology/approach QuantitativeExpand
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