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SpringerBriefs in Operations Management

Strategic Implementation of Continuous Improvement Approach

Improving the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Authors: Singh, Jagdeep, Singh, Harwinder

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  • Focuses on the strategic use of continuous improvement techniques for manufacturing performance improvement
  • Assesses potential barriers that may arise when implementing continuous improvement strategies
  • Includes case studies from selected manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in Northern India
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This book covers the strategic use of continuous improvement (CI) techniques for manufacturing performance improvement. It focuses primarily on strategies that can be adopted by small and middle-sized enterprises in manufacturing in order to meet the global challenges and competition. The book begins with an introduction to CI (or Kaizen), explaining different CI approaches and strategies. Chapter 2 offers a literature review of CI, examining conceptual frameworks, case studies, and surveys. Next, the book deals with the design of the study, detailing the work done in each phase along with the tools, techniques and models. Chapter 4 presents a detailed survey to determine the present status of continuous improvement strategies in the Indian manufacturing industry, to assess the important barriers that effect the implementation of CI strategies, and to also assess the role of key enablers leading to improve the performance of manufacturing operations. Chapter 5 is comprised of detailed case studies to further analyze the application of the discussed CI strategies. The purpose of Chapter 6 is to develop the relationship among the different identified most important barriers in implementing CI approach using interpretive structural modeling (ISM) and classify these barriers depending upon their driving and dependence power. Finally Chapter 7 provides conclusions, addresses potential limitations, and also looks to the future.

About the authors

Jagdeep Singh holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters Degree in Production Engineering, and PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The author has published a good number of research papers in International and National Journals. The author is working as an Assistant Professor in Industrial and Production Engineering Department at Dr B R Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar, Punjab. The author’s field of interest is management of production systems and operations management.

Harwinder Singh holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters Degree in Production Engineering, Masters Degree in Business Administration and PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The author has published a good number of research papers in International and National Journals. The author is working as a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, Punjab. The author’s field of interest is management of production systems, operations management and Decision Making.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategic Implementation of Continuous Improvement Approach
Book Subtitle
Improving the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Operations Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93121-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93121-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-93120-3
Series ISSN
2365-8320
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 132
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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