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dc.title The use of lean methods in central eastern European countries: The case of Czech and Slovak Republic en
dc.contributor.author Rajnoha, Rastislav
dc.contributor.author Dobrovič, Ján
dc.contributor.author Gálová, Kateřina
dc.relation.ispartof Economics and Sociology
dc.identifier.issn 2071-789X Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2018
utb.relation.volume 11
utb.relation.issue 2
dc.citation.spage 320
dc.citation.epage 333
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Centre of Sociological Research
dc.identifier.doi 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-2/22
dc.relation.uri https://search.proquest.com/docview/2065276749?pq-origsite=gscholar
dc.subject Lean management en
dc.subject Operational performance en
dc.subject Business performance en
dc.subject Total Quality Management en
dc.subject Kaizen en
dc.subject Industrial companies en
dc.subject Total Productive Maintenance en
dc.description.abstract Increasing competition, both at the global and local levels, shortening product life cycle, and strengthening customer's position are only some of the factors currently affecting the viability of businesses. To stay at a market, retain old and gain new customers businesses are constantly looking for new ways to improve. One of the possibilities to improve is the lean concept. This concept offers the ways to find the points with waste and eliminate them. The main objective of this research is to analyze the extent of lean methods’ use in Central Eastern European countries – Czech and Slovak Republics. Two surveys were carried out independently of each other between 2013 and 2017. The purpose of the researchers was to determine the extent of the selected industrial engineering methods’ use in both these countries through an online questionnaire survey. In general, the analyzed methods are more often implemented by businesses in Czech Republic, but the results also suggest that some of the analyzed methods are not implemented in these countries equally. E.g., Kaizen or 5S method are the methods more typical for the industrial companies in Czech Republic. On the other hand, for example, the Total Quality Management did not reveal statistically significant differences in the implementation by companies in Czech and Slovak Republics. © 2018, Centre of Sociological Research. All rights reserved. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1008102
utb.identifier.obdid 43878285
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85049486744
utb.identifier.wok 000436937200023
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-03T12:49:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-03T12:49:40Z
dc.description.sponsorship GAAA - Grantova agentura Akademicke alliance grant [GAAA 3_2/2016]; FaME TBU [IGA/FaME/2017/015]; VEGA [1/0255/2016]
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Gálová, Kateřina
utb.fulltext.affiliation Rastislav Rajnoha, Рan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia, E-mail: rastislav.rajnoha@paneurouni.com Ján Dobrovič, University of Prešov, Prešov, Slovakia, E-mail: jan.dobrovic@unipo.sk Kateřina Gálová, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic, E-mail: kgalova@utb.cz
utb.fulltext.dates Received: February, 2018 1st Revision: March, 2018 Accepted: May, 2018
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship This paper is the partial result of the GAAA – Grantová agentura Akademické alliance grant project No. GAAA 3_2/2016 – Strategic business performance measurement and management and its comparison in Czech and Slovak companies. This paper is the partial result of the Internal Grant Agency of FaME TBU No. IGA/FaME/2017/015 “Impact of selected industrial engineering methods on the overall business performance and process efficiency”. The contribution is the partial result of VEGA grant Project No. 1/0255/2016 – The research on the possibility of optimization of process-oriented models of the financial administration management with a focus on transfer pricing and tax harmonization in the terms of EU.
utb.scopus.affiliation Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia; University of Prešov, Prešov, Slovakia; Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.projects GAAA 3_2/2016
utb.fulltext.projects IGA/FaME/2017/015
utb.fulltext.projects VEGA/1/0255/2016
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