Continuous improvement comparison between Danish and Mexican companies

Thomas Bøhm Christiansen

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    Abstract

    This article investigates continuous improvement tools that are used in two countries on two continents. For that purpose two surveys were conducted in the metropolitan area of Mexico City and in Denmark using the same scales and having about the same sample size. The continuous improvement tools comprise such concepts as TQM, Kaizen, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. The paper shows the results of the analysis and a comparison of how and to what degree such tools are used in different places, which allow us to address similarities and dissimilarities of the application. The results are discussed from a Mexican and a Danish perspective separately.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPOM's Expanding Constallation
    Publication date2004
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event2nd World Conference on Production and Operations Management and 15th annual Production and Operations Management Conference - Cancun, Mexico
    Duration: 29 Apr 20043 May 2004
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    Conference2nd World Conference on Production and Operations Management and 15th annual Production and Operations Management Conference
    Number2
    CountryMexico
    CityCancun
    Period29/04/200403/05/2004

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    Christiansen, T. B. (2004). Continuous improvement comparison between Danish and Mexican companies. In POM's Expanding Constallation