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Please find attached three articles. You need to search more in International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics and if possible in Magazines subscribed by ECU for Case Studies on : Application of Kaizen, 5S, or only Lean based P-D-C-A approach, Value Stream Mapping. From each paper: You will write: Case descriptions that will clearly show: What was the problem, how the lean tool was applied, data on current state and data on completion. If the paper reports qualitative information only mention that. But describe, how did they prove that the project was successful. In each paper : if the problem is identified in the Current or Future State Value Stream : Copy and paste the Value Stream Map in your summary. After each summary include Full details of Reference following APA or other standard method.

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The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at www.emeraldinsight.com/1756-669X.htm Gemba-Kaizen in Applying Gemba-Kaizen in a a multinational company multinational food company: a process innovation framework 27 Manuel F. Sua ´rez-Barraza EGADE Business School, Tecnolo ´gico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico Juan Ramis-Pujol Department of Operations Management and Innovation, ESADE – Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain, and Mariana Estrada-Robles ´ Graduate School of Administration, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Toluca, Mexico Abstract Purpose – The Gemba-Kaizen approach is a key business process strategy employed by companies (multinationals also) to enhance their manufacturing performance. However, whilst there is signi?cant research information available on implementing management systems in a sequential manner, there is little information available relating to the application of this approach to provide a single and highly effective methodology for process innovation in the context of the Gemba-Kaizen approach in multinational companies. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to develop and apply a process innovation framework in terms of methodology for multinational companies. The research question that governs the study is: How is the Gemba-Kaizen approach applied in an organisational context such as that of a multinational food company in Mexico? Design/methodology/approach – An exploratory case study was conducted. One multinational food company (chocolate) which has been established in Mexico for at least 19 years was selected. The paper chronicles the design and application of a process innovation framework in the context of the Gemba-Kaizen approach. In total, four methods were used to gather data: direct observation; participative observation; documentary analysis; and semi-structured interviews. Findings – This paper proposes a process innovation framework using the Gemba-Kaizen approach. The development, re?nement and…

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