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The 'green area' concept

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posted on 30.04.2009, 14:54 by B. Norridge, Neil D. Burns, Chris Backhouse
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

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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.

Publisher

© IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

1997

Notes

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

ISSN

0954-4054

Language

en

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