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Title: The 'green area' concept
Authors: Norridge, B.
Burns, Neil D.
Backhouse, C.J.
Keywords: Green area concept
Cellular systems
Team working
New organization structures
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: © IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: NORRIDGE, B., BURNS, N.D. and BACKHOUSE, C.J., 1997. The 'green area' concept. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 211(3), pp. 189-196.
Abstract: The paper discusses the application of a new cell management system implemented in a UK company. The system was originally based upon the Nissan 'green area' (GA) concept but it was extended at the company into a complete business management structure covering the entire business. This new structure involved a GA system in the operational activities of the business, for example shop-floor and commercial activities, a 'business excellence' GA system primarily aimed at business improvement and development projects and a business strategic GA system. The GA system was used throughout the business and integrated the activities of cells in the commercial, engineering and shop-floor domains. It was more than the quality circle concept in that it also provided a mechanism for performance assessment, business control, improvement, training and communication
Description: This article has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture [© PEP]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954405971516176
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/0954405971516176
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4581
ISSN: 0954-4054
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