|Title:||A path dependent perspective of the transformation to lean production|
|Authors :||Deflorin, Patricia|
|Conference details:||39th annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, USA, 22-25 November 2008|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Curran Associates|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||New York|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Editorial review|
|Subjects :||Lean Production; Craft production; Mass production; Case study|
|Subject (DDC) :||658.5: Production management|
|Abstract:||The transformation into a lean production company has mostly been approached from a mass producer perspective. However, mass production is not the only precondition a company can have. Many European companies concentrate on craft production to produce customer specific requirements in small quantities. If they decide to implement lean, the different precondition has to be taken into consideration. To understand the precondition of a craft producer, we studied the transformation process from craft to lean of a machine producer in Switzerland. We show that path dependency has to be taken into consideration when discussing the implementation of lean production.|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Publication type:||Conference Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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