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EL DESAFÍO ACTUAL DE LA MEJORA CONTINUA ES INTEGRARSE A LAS RUTINAS DIARIAS Y GENERAR UNA NUEVA FORMA DE TRABAJO MAS EFECTIVA Y CON MEJOR CALIDAD DE VIDA PARA LOS MIEMBROS DE LA ORGANIZACIÓN

sábado, 7 de septiembre de 2013

KEY FACTORS FOR A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS

FACTORES CLAVE PARA UN PROCESO DE MEJORA CONTINUA

La revista científica Independent Journal of Mangement & Production acaba de publicar el resultado de una investigación llevada a cabo en el Instituto de Industria de la Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento.
En dicho artículo se analizan las estrategias de Mejora Continua de 30 grandes empresas Argentinas y luego se comparan las que han tenido resultados muy efectivos con las que solo obtuvieron resultados escasos.
Como consecuencia de dicha comparación surgen 9 factores clave atener en cuenta durante la implementación de procesos de mejora.

KEY FACTORS FOR A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS

Hector Ricardo Formento, Franco Javier Chiodi, Fernando Juan Cusolito, Lucas Ariel Altube, Sebastian Pablo Gatti

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Abstract


The goal of this work was to examine the content of continuous improvement strategies, taking into account the important role they play in building competitiveness. This paper argues that several specific issues must be taken into account in order to reach successful outcomes.
This work starts with a literature review on the matter. On this basis, we designed a survey administered to a group of 30 large companies, each of which is renowned leader in Argentina. Finally, we compared the development of continuous improvement process in companies with very effective results and with scarce results. Differences that emerged from this comparison enabled us to identify critical factors for achieving a successful improvement process.
As there are no recent researches on continuous improvement programs in Argentina, this paper contributes to recognizing and systematizing what has been done, comparing it with theoretical framework and uncovering research gaps for future studies. However, further research must confirm these findings and move forward on the analysis of intangible factors, like: internal communications, climate, culture, self reflexion, consensus, etc.

Keywords


Management; Continuous Improvement; Key Factors; Teamwork

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