Grupo Losán relies on people participation Improvements led by the personnel involved

Grupo Losán relies on people participation Improvements led by the personnel involved Purpose – The paper describes the methods used at Grupo Losán, a Spanish group of timber‐processing firms, to design and implement a preventive‐maintenance program in accordance with continuous‐improvement and total quality management philosophies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper develops a framework for organizational improvement. Findings – Securing the involvement of people affected is a major difficulty in implementing a continuous‐improvement culture. The paper highlights the importance of a participative approach. Practical implications – The paper highlights the importance of urging employees to question work methods and processes, and the assignment of tasks and people responsible. Originality/value – The paper provides useful guidance on implementing continuous improvement. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Grupo Losán relies on people participation Improvements led by the personnel involved

Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 16 (6): 3 – Aug 29, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670730810900884
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Abstract

Purpose – The paper describes the methods used at Grupo Losán, a Spanish group of timber‐processing firms, to design and implement a preventive‐maintenance program in accordance with continuous‐improvement and total quality management philosophies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper develops a framework for organizational improvement. Findings – Securing the involvement of people affected is a major difficulty in implementing a continuous‐improvement culture. The paper highlights the importance of a participative approach. Practical implications – The paper highlights the importance of urging employees to question work methods and processes, and the assignment of tasks and people responsible. Originality/value – The paper provides useful guidance on implementing continuous improvement.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 29, 2008

Keywords: Manufacturing systems; Maintenance; Total quality management; Employee participation; Organizational performance

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