Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: A path dependent perspective of the transformation to lean production
Authors : Deflorin, Patricia
Scherrer, Maike
Volume(Issue) : 2
Pages : 728
Pages to: 733
Conference details: 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore MD, USA, 22-25 November 2008
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Curran Associates
Publisher / Ed. Institution: New York
ISBN: 978-1-61567-032-1
Language : English
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. 
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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