The steady incline in oil prices combined with the recent credit crisis and downturns in financial markets has driven organizations to re‐evaluate their manufacturing processes and bottom line. The purpose of this paper is to suggest a bottom‐up approach that may be used by firms in planning, managing and forecasting productivity improvements.
A multiple‐case study approach was used: two comprehensive cases and seven short cases were used to illustrate the model.
The lack of understanding of the relationship between productivity, profitability and performance has led to the application of piece‐meal solutions for problems in productivity. Bottom‐up approach in improving productivity will provide better results than top‐down approach.
This paper describes the bottom‐up approach which has been successfully used for managing productivity improvement initiatives.
Jagoda, K., Lonseth, R. and Lonseth, A. (2013), "A bottom‐up approach for productivity measurement and improvement", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 62 No. 4, pp. 387-406. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410401311329625Download as .RIS
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