Production-related Staff's Perception of Manufacturing Strategy at a SMME
Journal article, 2012

Today's global competitiveness urges SMMEs to pay attention to their MS process. The purpose of this case study at a Swedish SMME, mainly conducted through interviews with production-related staff: staff with direct connection to everyday production work, is to explore their perception of the MS content. The study shows that communication is the main obstacle for production-related staff's perception of the MS. Their perception is diverse and based on a multitude of factors, such as employment period, organizational belonging, and the employees’ own interest. Several problem areas are identified and need to be investigated further.

Staff perception

Case study

SMME

Organizational learning

Manufacturing strategy

Author

Nina Edh

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Kristina Säfsten

School of engineering Jönköping university

Procedia CIRP

2212-8271 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 1 340-345

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2012.07.059

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10/15/2018