Study of the joint implementation of Information Technologies and Lean Practices
Keywords:Produção Lean. Práticas Lean.Tecnologias da Informação
The current understanding about Lean system implementation with the support of information technologies (IT) in Brazilian companies requires a deeper analysis to provide a clear overview about how to conduct a Lean implementation and how to use IT tools as support for such implementation. Therefore, this paper analyzes which Lean practices are implemented simultaneously and which IT tools are most widely used in Lean companies. For this purpose, a survey was conducted in 240 Brazilian companies. The collected data was descriptively analyzed by means of Principal Components Analysis (PCA). Our results identified six groups (factors) related to implementation of Lean practices. Moreover, the results showed that Lean practices are related to corporate strategy, which highlights the implementation of groups of Lean practices based on the IT support.
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