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Lean Adoption In A Small And Medium Enterprise: Model Validation, Kimberly Deranek, Shweta Chopra, Gretchen A. Mosher Nov 2017

Lean Adoption In A Small And Medium Enterprise: Model Validation, Kimberly Deranek, Shweta Chopra, Gretchen A. Mosher

Shweta Chopra

Globally, numerous manufacturing and service organizations are incorporating lean techniques to identify waste, eliminate non-value-added activities, and increase efficiency. Some small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have also incorporated lean principles, yet others remain laggards. There is evidence that suggests if critical success factors (CSFs) exist in SMEs, there is a higher probability of the successful implementation of lean practices. Using a case study approach regarding the successful adoption of lean practices within a SME, this paper validated and tested the credibility of a CSF model. During a 12-month consulting arrangement, the research team used formal and informal observations and ...


Learning Curve Analysis Using Intensive Longitudinal And Cluster-Correlated Data, Xiao Zhong, Zeyi Sun, Haoyi Xiong, Neil Heffernan, Md Monirul Islam Nov 2017

Learning Curve Analysis Using Intensive Longitudinal And Cluster-Correlated Data, Xiao Zhong, Zeyi Sun, Haoyi Xiong, Neil Heffernan, Md Monirul Islam

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Intensive longitudinal and cluster-correlated data (ILCCD) can be generated in any situation where numerical or categorical characteristics of multiple individuals or study units are observed and measured at tens, hundreds, or thousands of occasions. The spacing of measurements in time for each individual can be regular or irregular, fixed or random, and the number of characteristics measured at each occasion may be few or many. Such data can also arise in situations involving continuous-time measurements of recurrent events. Generalized linear models (GLMs) are usually considered for the analysis of correlated non-normal data, while multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is another ...


Lean Adoption In A Small And Medium Enterprise: Model Validation, Kimberly Deranek, Shweta Chopra, Gretchen A. Mosher Aug 2017

Lean Adoption In A Small And Medium Enterprise: Model Validation, Kimberly Deranek, Shweta Chopra, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Globally, numerous manufacturing and service organizations are incorporating lean techniques to identify waste, eliminate non-value-added activities, and increase efficiency. Some small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have also incorporated lean principles, yet others remain laggards. There is evidence that suggests if critical success factors (CSFs) exist in SMEs, there is a higher probability of the successful implementation of lean practices. Using a case study approach regarding the successful adoption of lean practices within a SME, this paper validated and tested the credibility of a CSF model. During a 12-month consulting arrangement, the research team used formal and informal observations and ...