Lean and psychosocial work environment in manufacturing

Kasper Edwards, Nina Thye, Anders P. Nielsen

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    Abstract

    Lean is currently the rationalization method of choice in the Danish manufacturing industry. This paper reports finding from three lean implementation cases. All cases are manufacturing companies focusing on upmarket products produced in small series. Prior to lean production was organized as self organized teams. It is therefore hypothesized that lean would result in a worsening of the psychosocial environment. This was, however, not true and the paper enters into a discussion of possible reasons for this puzzling finding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21th International Conference on Production Research
    Number of pages5
    PublisherFraunhofer-Verlag
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-3-8396-0293-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event21th International Conference on Production Research - Stuttgart, Germany
    Duration: 31 Jul 20114 Aug 2011

    Conference

    Conference21th International Conference on Production Research
    CountryGermany
    CityStuttgart
    Period31/07/201104/08/2011

    Keywords

    • Psychosocial working environment
    • Lean management
    • Case study

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