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Leveraging fitness and lean bundles to build the cumulative performance sand cone model

Thomas Bortolotti Orcid Logo, Pamela Danese, Barbara B. Flynn, Pietro Romano

International Journal of Production Economics, Volume: 162, Pages: 227 - 241

Swansea University Author: Thomas Bortolotti Orcid Logo

DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.09.014

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Based on a sample of 317 manufacturing companies, this study adopts a structural equation modeling approach to test the relationships between bundles of lean practices and performance. The results of our analyses suggest that there is a sequence of lean practice implementation that permits to improv...

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Published in: International Journal of Production Economics
Published: 2014
Online Access: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925527314002928
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa21635
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Abstract: Based on a sample of 317 manufacturing companies, this study adopts a structural equation modeling approach to test the relationships between bundles of lean practices and performance. The results of our analyses suggest that there is a sequence of lean practice implementation that permits to improve all the dimensions of operational performance. This study contributes to the academic literature and to practitioners by supporting the idea that a company - to achieve manufacturing excellence - should implement a "sand-cone" of lean practices to obtain a "sand-cone" of cumulative performance.
Keywords: Sand cone model, Cumulative performance, Lean manufacturing, Operations strategy
Start Page: 227
End Page: 241