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TitleBusiness sustainability through employees involvement: A case study
Author(s)Vicente, Sérgio
Alves, Anabela Carvalho
Carvalho, Maria Sameiro
Costa, Nélson Bruno Martins Marques da
KeywordsContinuous improvement
Employees involvement
Lean production
Issue date2015
PublisherUniversity of Belgrade. Faculty of Civil Engineering
JournalFME Transactions
Abstract(s)Business sustainability is dependent on many factors but one of the most uncontrollable factor is employee's involvement and collaboration. Frequently employees are working and acting like "androids" day-afterday, repeating the same routines with no motivation or enthusiasm, feeling that any requests would not be attended by their supervisors. The objective of this paper is to present how some simple ideas could connect and involve employees and supervisors in a continuous improvement journey in an inbound logistics area of an automotive sector company. The new ideas were implemented through an action-research methodology. Results achieved included new ideas and contributions for the problems (59 problems identified) of their sector promoting the company's financial and social sustainability.
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