[Journal:] Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 20 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 140-150
The aim of this paper is to determine the degree of implementation of certain work practices of reflexive production and lean production, individually and jointly, in Catalonia direct suppliers firms of OEM. We present the results of a survey, which examines various items about the degree of work autonomy and indirect labor delegation to the operator, characteristics of jobs, wage compensations, if teamwork and certain participation systems are implemented. We analyze whether there are significant differences in the median of the items by segmenting the nationality of capital, degree of implementation of JIT and teamwork. It is verified a small job redesign, as well an important individual use of some practices of lean production, more intensely on foreign capital firms. Lack greater integration in most firms, so there should be more joint implementation. It identifies a typology with seven groups of firms.
Automotive industry Catalonia Labor organization Cluster analysis Suppliers