publication . Article . 2010

Methods and Conditions for Achieving Continuous Improvement of Processes

Florica BADEA; Catalina RADU; Ana-Maria GRIGORE;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, volume 11, issue 2 May, pages 234-244
Abstract
In the early twentieth century, the Taylor model improved, in a spectacular maner the efficiency of the production processes. This allowed obtaining high productivity by low-skilled workers, but used in large number in the execution of production. Currently this model is questioned by experts and was replaced by the concept of "continuous improvement". The first signs of change date from the '80s, with the apparition of quality circles and groups of operators on quality issues, principles which are also found in other continuous improvement strategies like: TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Production Maintenance), Kaizen and Six-Sigma. All these strate...
Subjects
free text keywords: continuous improvement; segment improvement; Kaizen; TQM; TPM; autonomous teams; Six Sigma., jel:L23, jel:M10, jel:M11

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