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ERIC Number: ED549371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 210
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ISBN: 978-1-2672-6640-8
Implementation of Total Employee Involvement as Part of a Continuous Improvement Program at a Fortune 500 Company
Carlson, Kathy Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota
Over the last several decades, Continuous Improvement (CI) type initiatives have been implemented in companies across the United States to improve quality, reduce process variation, eliminate waste and ultimately reduce costs. Approximately five years ago, one particular Fortune 500 company implemented CI in its manufacturing facilities. A key driver in the success and long term sustainability of CI at this company is believed to be Total Employee Involvement (TEI). The CI team does not currently have a best way to put TEI into practice in its manufacturing facilities. The purpose of the study is to investigate how TEI is best implemented and advanced at the manufacturing facilities of one specific Fortune 500 company. This grounded theory study proposes a continuum that defines TEI. Common practices that advance TEI are highlighted. Characteristics that support TEI implementation are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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