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Jadhav, Jagdish Rajaram
Mantha, S.S.
Rane, Santosh B.
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[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering International [ISSN:] 2251-712X [Volume:] 10 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 1-27
The survival of any organization depends upon its competitive edge. Even though Lean is one of the most powerful quality improvement methodologies, nearly twothirds of the Lean implementations results in failures and less than one-fifth of those implemented have sustained results. One of the most significant tasks of top management is to identify, understand and deploy the significant Lean practices like quality circle, Kanban, Just-in-time purchasing, etc. The term 'bundle' is used to make groupsm of inter-related and internally consistent Lean practices. Eight significant Lean practice bundles have been identified based on literature reviewed and opinion of the experts. The order of execution of Lean practice bundles is very important. Lean practitioners must be able to understand the interrelationship between these practice bundles. The objective of this paper is to develop framework for sustainable Lean implementation using interpretive structural modelling approach.
Toyota production system (TPS)
TPS practices
Just-in-time (JIT)
Practice bundles
Interpretive structural modelling (ISM)
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