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Agility enabling lean: A team based method for flexibility and structure
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Textile Management)
University of Borås, School of Business and IT. (Textile Management)
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Textile Management)
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
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Abstract [en]

A method, derived from lean thinking and agile methods containing four steps, using short, time-boxed iterations, was developed and implemented in a support team. The effects of the method in use include a clearer structure of work tasks in terms of priorities, objective and better alignment with business goals. It also increased closure and definition of tasks and better levelling of work tasks between team members. However, a negative effect was an increased level of stress in the work environment. The agility-based method supported the team’s lean implementation by creating a pull system with work-in-progress control. Other lean elements were improved, such as levelling of workload. Hence the agility-based method approach can be viewed as an enabler for lean management.

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Lund University , 2014.
Keyword [en]
Lean, Agile, Support process, Textilt management
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Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7337Local ID: 2320/14618ISBN: 978-91-7623-086-2OAI: diva2:888050
17th QMOD-ICQSS, Quality Management and Organizational Development Conference - International Conference Quality and Service Sciences, Prag, 3-5 sept 2014


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