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Kaikaku - Radical improvement in production

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Conference/Workshop Paper

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World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology


Abstract

Considering today’s increasing speed of change, radical and innovative improvement - Kaikaku, is a necessity parallel to continuous incremental improvement - Kaizen, especially for SME’s in order to attain the competitive edge needed to be profitable. During 2011, a qualitative single case study with the objective of realizing a kaikaku in production has been conducted. The case study was run as a one year project using a collaborative approach including both researchers and company representatives. The case study was conducted with the purpose of gaining further knowledge about kaikaku realization as well as its implications. The empirical results provide insights about the great productivity results achieved by applying a specific kaikaku realization approach. However, it also sheds light on the difficulty and contradiction of combining innovation management and production system development.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Gasvaer2624,
author = {Daniel G{\aa}svaer and Jens von Axelson},
title = {Kaikaku - Radical improvement in production},
month = {September},
year = {2012},
booktitle = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology },
url = {http://www.ipr.mdh.se/publications/2624-}
}