Theory and practice of continuous improvement in shop-floor teams

Citation
E. De Lange-ros et H. Boer, Theory and practice of continuous improvement in shop-floor teams, INT J TEC M, 22(4), 2001, pp. 344-358
Citations number
27
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Management,"Engineering Management /General
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
ISSN journal
0267-5730 → ACNP
Volume
22
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
344 - 358
Database
ISI
SICI code
0267-5730(2001)22:4<344:TAPOCI>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
Most publications about Continuous Improvement (CI) stress the importance, and describe practical applications, of CI. Practicable, i.e. useful and us able,. theories that help organizations to make appropriate decisions when adopting, implementing, operating and continuously improving a CI system ar e relatively few. Concentrating on one particular form of CI, i.e., shop-fl oor improvement teams, the aim of the present article is to contribute to t he development of such a practicable theory about CT. Based on insights giv en by contingency theory and empirical observations,, the article explores and explains me functioning of shop-floor improvement teams and their contr ibution to the CI.