Diffusion of business improvement processes in manufacturing companies in India

Gudimetla, Prasad, Allimuthu, P.S., Chintala, G.V., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2010) Diffusion of business improvement processes in manufacturing companies in India. In Proceedings of the Third International and Twenty-fourth All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference - Global Trends and Challenges in design and Manufactoring, Andhra University College of Engineering (A) , pp. 739-744.


Manufacturing organisations spend more on Business Process Improvement initiatives to make them more competitive in growing global market. This paper presents a Rapid Improvement Workshop (RIW) framework which companies can used to identify the critical factors regulating the diffusion of business process improvement in their company. The framework can then be used address how process improvement can be efficiently implemented. We use the results from case studies at Caterpillar India. The paper identifies the critical factors that contribute to the successful implementation of process improvement programs in manufacturing organisations. We further identify certain technological and cultural barriers to the implementation of process improvement programs and how Indian manufacturing companies can overcome these barriers to attain competitive advantage in the global markets.

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ID Code: 40376
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Reverse Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, L-angle, 3-wheeler
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > Manufacturing Management (091005)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Engineering Practice (091503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 AUCE (A), Visakhapatnam, India.
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