Journal article

Managing practitioners’ experience and generational differences for adopting lean production principles

G Tortorella, R Miorando, M Meiriño, R Sawhney

The TQM Journal | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of practitioners’ experience and generational differences on the adoption level of lean production (LP) principles in their daily decisions and behaviors. Design/methodology/approach The authors carried out a cross-sector survey with 135 practitioners from different Brazilian manufacturers that have been implementing LP for at least five years. Collected data were analyzed based on multivariate techniques. Findings The results show how different combinations between practitioners’ LP experience and generational characteristics may entail a higher likelihood of adopting LP principles. While members from generation X do not see..

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