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Modern Management Review (dawna nazwa: Zarządzanie i Marketing)

Modern Management Review
(dawna nazwa: Zarządzanie i Marketing)
23 (4/2016), DOI: 10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.53

IMPACT OF KAIZEN SOLUTIONS ON PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

Paulina REWERS, Justyna TROJANOWSKA, Przemysław CHABOWSKI, Krzysztof ŻYWICKI
Submitted by: Paweł Perz

DOI: 10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.53

Abstract

The aim of this article is to demonstrate the impact of creativity and employee involvement in improving their workplaces on productivity.

The article shows an example of the involvement of employees in the improvement actions on their work environment. Pattern, where employees are aware of their role in the production process and the impact on its realization are the basic principles of Kaizen. Thanks to this activity, it is possible to create employee motivation to improve their job according to their own needs and requirements. Choice of the topic results from the conviction that the proper motivation of production employees leads to an increase of their commitment to work and improving their production station translates into an increase in the efficiency of the whole production process. Proper use of employees ideas, brings positive results in better use of available resources of the company.

An article includes an example of using the employees suggestions system in the company from the metal industry. Performance analyse of the workstation was made before and after the implementation of kaizen along with the implemented improvement solutions. Authors through their research showed that the greater the involvement of employees in improving their workplace (which is a direct result of the suggestion system implemented in the company), than the greater performance of this position.

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About this Article

TITLE:
IMPACT OF KAIZEN SOLUTIONS ON PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

AUTHORS:
Paulina REWERS (1)
Justyna TROJANOWSKA (2)
Przemysław CHABOWSKI (3)
Krzysztof ŻYWICKI (4)

AUTHORS AFFILIATIONS:
(1) Chair of Management and Production Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan
(2) Chair of Management and Production Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan
(3) Chair of Management and Production Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan
(4) Chair of Management and Production Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan

SUBMITTED BY:
Paweł Perz

JOURNAL:
Modern Management Review
23 (4/2016)

KEY WORDS AND PHRASES:
Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, improvement, employee involvement, employee suggestion system

FULL TEXT:
http://doi.prz.edu.pl/pl/pdf/zim/266

DOI:
10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.53

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.53

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