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ERIC Number: EJ846218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Human Behavior Based Exploratory Model for Successful Implementation of Lean Enterprise in Industry
Sawhney, Rupy; Chason, Stewart
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v18 n2 p76-96 Jun 2005
Currently available Lean tools such as Lean Assessments, Value Stream Mapping, and Process Flow Charting focus on system requirements and overlook human behavior. A need is felt for a tool that allows one to baseline personnel, determine personnel requirements and align system requirements with personnel requirements. Our exploratory model--The Personnel Behavior Based Lean Model (PBBL), attempts to ingrain the human perspective into Lean design. The model is both a result of our research into the workings of the human element in Lean production, as well as a tool for research. The model can baseline the current state of personnel and develop a strategy for behavioral change to aid Lean implementation efforts. Accumulation of historic data using the model can help to develop a human capability index in the lines of process capability index. The paper describes the development of the model and subsequent validation of the model through a case study. The case study also serves as a stepping-stone for future work and research suggested at the end of the paper. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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