A study of the performance evaluation of the visual management case-base: Development of an integrated model by Quantification Theory Category III and AHP

Koichi Murata, Hiroshi Katayama

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    This paper discusses a performance evaluation model of the visual management (VM) case-base. The research procedure of this paper consists of the following three phases: (1) formulation of the proposed model integrated by Quantification Theory Category III and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP); (2) construction of relational data between VM cases selected from the constructed case-base and typical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), i.e. quality, delivery, cost, etc.; and (3) preliminary experimentation to confirm the utility of the proposed model derived in the first phase based on the relational data derived in the previous phase. Using the experimental results, an evaluation of the constructed case-base performance and each VM case's contribution to each KPI is possible.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)380-394
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013



    • Analytic Hierarchy Process
    • Kaizen
    • Performance measures
    • Technology transfer
    • Visual management

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Strategy and Management

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