A study on construction of a kaizen case-base and its utilisation

A case of visual management in fabrication and assembly shop-floors

Koichi Murata, Hiroshi Katayama

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    Abstract

    In this paper, focusing on visual management (VM) as one of the kaizen technologies, a procedure for its new case development is discussed. This procedure consists of two portions. The first portion is construction of kaizen case-base, namely: (1) correction and analysis of kaizen cases; (2) establishment of drivers and instances of investigated kaizen case; and (3) analysis of proximity relationship among kaizen cases. The second portion is utilisation of kaizen case-base, namely: (4) selection of kaizen case from kaizen case-base; (5) consideration of the other related kaizen cases; and (6) new kaizen case design. A case study is performed to assure the relevance of the proposed procedure by focusing on 'dispatching board', a typical VM technology. Through collaboration with a factory eager to implement VM, the proposed procedure is qualified by experts as a useful method for kaizen knowledge transfer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7265-7287
    Number of pages23
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
    Volume48
    Issue number24
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 15

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    Keywords

    • analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
    • case-base
    • dispatching board
    • kaizen technology
    • management technology transfer
    • quantification theory category III
    • small and medium enterprise (SME)
    • visual management (VM)

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

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    A study on construction of a kaizen case-base and its utilisation : A case of visual management in fabrication and assembly shop-floors. / Murata, Koichi; Katayama, Hiroshi.

    In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 48, No. 24, 15.12.2010, p. 7265-7287.

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