Continuous improvement as an improvement tool for logistics
by M. Hessenberger, H. Schneider, J. Kuhn
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 14, No. 1, 1997

Abstract: Continuous-improvement processes (CIP) are fostering the capability of companies. Capability itself is determined by three elements: climate, competence and capacity and each of these is measurable by indicators. Such improvement in capability is the central goal for CIP. The CIP approach of Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen Plant is dedicated to achieving a substantial logistics improvement in the first phases of a CIP project. During these phases positive improvements for time and costs have been realised. Moving further ahead requires other elements (e.g. human-orientated ones) to be involved. Thus sustainable kaizen success levels are built up. They are helping to attain a better position in different markets than other competitors.

Online publication date: Sun, 17-Aug-2003

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