The implementation evaluation of the philosophy of continuous improvement in company X –part two

  • Damian Ostrowski WSB Wrocław
  • Jacek Jagodzinski WSB Wrocław

Abstract

 

Aim: The aim of the study is to analyze the selected areas of the company’s operations. The following aspects were examined: the benefits from the application of the concept of continuous improvement for the company and its individual employees, barriers preventing a successful implementation of the concept and self-evaluation of the company’s employees.

Research method: The company was examined using a survey method. The findings are the result of the academic internship done at this company. The publication is an outcome of a science project within the framework of the Support Program of the Partnership between Higher Education and Science, and Business Activity Sector financed by the City of Wroclaw.

Findings: The paper completes the set of modernization recommendations co-developed by the authors and the entrepreneur’s representative.

Originality/value of the paper, scholarly contribution: In the context of current knowledge, the paper demonstrates the quality of continuous improvement based on the example of a Polish enterprise, which is a valuable source of information given the limited number of studies within this scope in the domestic strand of research. The findings may be used during the implementation of  Kaizen in other organizations.

Limitations of the study( if applicable):

The paper follows up on the issues concerned with the implementation of the philosophy of continuous improvement in a business entity, and hence does not encompass the full Kaizen spectrum. In the first part of the series, the findings referring to the knowledge about the concept, implementation methods, etc. were presented.
Published
2017-06-12
Section
Articles