A review of lean manufacturing: More than a tool box

Twohey, Sandey and France, Adrian (2011) A review of lean manufacturing: More than a tool box. In: ANZAM ’11 The Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management: 9th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium: Deakin University, Geelong, Australia: Wednesday 15 – Friday 17, 2011. Deakin University, pp. 30-40.

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A review of the literature illustrated that most organisations focus on the tools and techniques required for implementing lean concepts in an attempt to become a “leaner” organisation. Additional literature identified clarity as to why some organisations succeed in implementing lean while others have not. These organisations who have successfully developed a “lean” organisation have not only made use of the principles and tools available but also embraced and committed to the philosophy adapted by Toyota and are committed to fostering an atmosphere of continuous improvement and learning, satisfying customers, getting quality right the first time, grooming leaders from within rather than recruiting them from the outside, teaching all employees to become problem solvers and growing together with suppliers and partners for mutual benefit.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 15-17 June, 2011, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Keywords that describe the item:Manufacturing, supply chain, lean, literature review
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions:Schools > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:1107
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Deposited On:15 Jul 2011 00:03
Last Modified:15 Jul 2011 01:24

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