Methodology to Facilitate Successful Lean Implementation

Tomaz Berlec, Mario Kleindienst, Christian Rabitsch, Christian Ramsauer

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The implementation of lean production in a company is a transformation of the whole company’s culture. To achieve such a lean culture, the role and support of management are decisive. This paper introduces a newly defined model and methodology with an interview guide which helps to distinguish a supportive from a non-supportive management team when introducing lean production, and helps to decide if a step needs to be repeated, improved, or the next step can be initiated. The methodology is especially suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s), because of their lack of human resources, where this model was also tested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-465
JournalStrojniški Vestnik - Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2017

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