Houy, Thomas (2005): ICT and Lean Management: Will They Ever Get Along? Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 59 (September 2005): pp. 53-75.
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In companies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) accelerate the speed with which information is exchanged between employees, facilitate the processing of data and improve the quality of intra-company communication. As such, ICTs are powerful management support tools and can help to boost firms' performance. However, there is no consensus as to the way in which they should be used. The aim of this article is to contribute to the discussion on the various ways that ICTs are used in companies. Its empirical analysis is based on observations of the paradoxical practices and reasoning that dominate the lean manufacturing approach. Although the lean manufacturing approach considers that ICTs are useful to a degree for carrying out certain tasks, it emphasises the inefficiencies that can result from an inappropriate use of these technologies.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Communications & Strategies|
|Original Title:||ICT and Lean Management: Will They Ever Get Along?|
|Keywords:||Use; Information and Communication Technology; Lean Management; Information Systems; Toyota Production System|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L33 - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications
|Depositing User:||Sophie Nigon|
|Date Deposited:||03. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 17:48|