Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Methods and Conditions for Achieving Continuous Improvement of Processes

Contents:

Author Info

  • Florica BADEA

    ()
    (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Catalina RADU

    ()
    (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Ana-Maria GRIGORE

    ()
    (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

Abstract

In the early twentieth century, the Taylor model improved, in a spectacular maner the efficiency of the production processes. This allowed obtaining high productivity by low-skilled workers, but used in large number in the execution of production. Currently this model is questioned by experts and was replaced by the concept of "continuous improvement". The first signs of change date from the '80s, with the apparition of quality circles and groups of operators on quality issues, principles which are also found in other continuous improvement strategies like: TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Production Maintenance), Kaizen and Six-Sigma. All these strategies are based on an active participation of the workers. Within this framework, many companies organize autonomous teams of workers responsible for organizing their work and improve economic performances.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.rmci.ase.ro/no11vol2/Vol11_No2_Article6.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 234-244

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:2:p:234-244

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 6 ROMANA PLACE, 70167 - BUCHAREST
Phone: 0040-01-2112650
Fax: 0040-01-3129549
Email:
Web page: http://www.management.ase.ro/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: continuous improvement; segment improvement; Kaizen; TQM; TPM; autonomous teams; Six Sigma.;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:2:p:234-244. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Marian Nastase).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.