08/02/2011 10:16 AM
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Helen Cherry and I am a Doctoral Candidate at Trident University International (TUI) in Cypress, CA, http://www.tuiu.edu/. I am pursuing my doctoral dissertation in lean production through diffusion innovation.
The purpose of my study is to develop a new Lean Production Implementation Effectiveness (LPIE) index to evaluate the lean production deployment in organizations thereby, providing a single score to define an organization's implementation effectiveness in its diffusion of lean.
Despite the widespread use of lean production and its tools (e.g. 5S, kanban, kaizen, JIT) in various organizations and industries, there is little known about how an organization can determine its efficiency in the lean production process. Therefore, the goal of my survey is to gain your opinion about the leading indicators that you think may facilitate implementation effectiveness of lean production and its tools thereby providing an index.
Your assistance with sharing and completing my survey will provide new insight to practitioners, users, organizations, and industries alike.
My survey can be accessed through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) website at http://www.sme.org/... and clicking the icon with the red check mark titled "Participants Needed for Lean Production Survey" OR directly at Survey Monkey
The particular context of this study focuses on innovative tools used in lean production. If you are not knowledgeable or interested in this topic, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please forward this message to other(s) that may be more familiar with the lean environment.
Thank you for your assistance and participation with this study. You contribution to the continuing development of the innovative ideas in lean production is greatly appreciated.
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