Evaluation of Continuous Improvement Approaches within the Scottish Manufacturing Sector

Michele Cano-Kourouklis, Abdessamad Kobi

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Abstract

In order to improve production efficiencies and maximise profits, organisations in Scotland have been adopting approaches such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and ISO9000:2008. Studies have been carried out comparing the benefits of these approaches (Kumar and Antony, 2008; Antony 2011; Bendell, 2006; Naslund, 2008) or reviewing attempts at integrating continuous improvement approaches (Ho, 2010). However, using performance indicators as a measure of the impact of these techniques is not well established. This paper presents preliminary results of research, based on interviews with nine Scottish manufacturing companies, to determine the impact of adopting continuous improvement approaches on key manufacturing and financial indicators.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Event14th Toulon-Verona (ICQSS) Conference “Excellence in Services” - Alicante, Spain
Duration: 1 Sep 20113 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference14th Toulon-Verona (ICQSS) Conference “Excellence in Services”
CountrySpain
CityAlicante
Period1/09/113/09/11

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    Cano-Kourouklis, M., & Kobi, A. (2011). Evaluation of Continuous Improvement Approaches within the Scottish Manufacturing Sector. Paper presented at 14th Toulon-Verona (ICQSS) Conference “Excellence in Services”, Alicante, Spain. http://www.toulonveronaconf.eu/papers/index.php/tvc/article/view/237