Critical success factors for implementing Kaizen activities in China: A Fuzzy AHP study

Ma, Jie, Lin, Zhibin and Lau, Chi Keung (2015) Critical success factors for implementing Kaizen activities in China: A Fuzzy AHP study. In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference, 26 June - 1 July 2015, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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Abstract

Kaizen is one of the foundations in the TPS and a key principle of Lean Production. Adopting Kaizen has proved to be not easy, and even harder to sustain in the long-term. Two other similar methods (Kaikaku and Kaizen blitz) are recently becoming more popular. This study employed fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to pairwise-compare these methods. The data are collected from 28 Sino-Japanese joint ventures experts. The results indicated that Personnel (human resource) is the most important factor for Kaizen, whilst Software (essential rules, policies and institutional arrangements) weights second and Hardware (physical, measurable hard facts or resources) weights last.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaizen, Critical Success Factor, China,
Subjects: N200 Management studies
T100 Chinese studies
T200 Japanese studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Jie Ma
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 09:44
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 09:44
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24983

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