Purpose-This paper aims to conduct case studies in companies of different branches of the agribusiness sector to analyze the degree of adherence to lean production system, considering the use of techniques and tools, and how the specificities of the agribusiness system work. Design/methodology/approach-By contributing to the refinement of the theory, multiple type case studies were conducted in eight agribusiness units from different branches by applying structured interviews, on-site visits and document analysis. The comparative analysis of the cases occurred focusing on the degree of adherence to lean production system; use of techniques and tools; and influence of the specificities of agribusiness systems. Findings-The adoption of lean production system occurs as an improvement mechanism of organizational performance. However, it is necessary to advance in the formalization of the actions, which need to encourage the creation of new leaders who spread the organizational philosophy. When comparing the degree of adherence to lean production with the use of techniques and tools, it was observed that there is no direct relationship, indicating that each organization should select only the techniques and tools that will improve their own organizational performance. At last, the specific characteristics of seasonality of consumption, quality and health surveillance and sociological aspects of the food have high influence on surveyed agribusiness systems, and its effects can be minimized by the techniques and tools associated with lean production system. Research limitations/implications-The analysis is valid for the universe investigated due to the specific characteristic of the case study. Originality/value-The literature regarding the lean production philosophy is vast; however, the agribusiness segment, one of the major sectors of the global economy, features a large gap in literature. This study is one of the first original papers to report this reality.
Purpose The lean production system and world class manufacturing (WCM) have been prominent in recent studies due to their conceptual synergy. However, although the number of studies is increasing, the research is immature, especially regarding the interaction between topics. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to rank the tools of the lean production system, indicating how they help organizations achieve WCM, using the theory of grey systems. Design/methodology/approach Therefore, the authors conducted an initial survey to collect data to determine how the lean production tools are related to the WCM pillars. These data were analyzed by the grey relational analysis statistical method, which passes through the construction of four stages. Findings The results show that of the lean production tools, stream mapping, kaizen, total productive maintenance, Six Sigma, standardized work and 5S stand out for their use and implementation in the organizational environment and facilitate organizations’ transitions to world-class performance through the WCM pillars. Practical implications The results achieved guide organizations to use the tools of the lean production system to help them reach world class status. Originality/value This paper stands out in the field of operations management, specifically in the research on lean production, by making use of the theory of grey correlation system in an innovative and original way. In addition, it promotes the consolidation of information on two of the main administrative strategies currently employed in the organizational environment.
The literature regarding Lean Production philosophy is vast depicting historical aspects, implementation challenges, benefits of its adoption and other topics applied to various industries and services. However, the agribusiness segment, one of the major segments of the global economy features a large gap in national and international literature. This article aims to conduct a research through multiple case studies concerning the use of techniques and tools of Lean Production System in agribusiness organizations. Multiple type case studies were conducted in eight agribusiness units from different segments through the application of structured interviews, on site visits and document analysis. The research carried has identified that Lean Production techniques and tools are applicable to agribusiness environments, and that the ones which involve improvements in process control, production flow and logistics have higher emphasis on research units. Techniques and tools such as long-term supplier and customer relationship, production smoothing/heijunka and value stream mapping distinguished themselves by the similarity of use when compared to previous studies in agribusiness environment. It was also identified that there are differences concerning the adoption of the techniques and tools in research units that operate in production environments of the type Make to Order or Make to Stock. Such differences are imposed by specificities that affect agribusiness organizations, which is indicative for future studies.
The Brazilian sugarcane agribusiness has emerged as one of the main drivers of the economy; mainly stand out in global scenario as a major producer and exporter of sugar. To make this segment even more competitive it is also necessary to look for constant improvements in its production system. Over the past four decades, Lean Production has been recognized as a management model in efficiency and competitiveness when it comes to the use of a systematic approach and focused on waste elimination. In this scenario this article aims to evaluate the use of philosophy, techniques and tools of Lean Production System in a sugarcane agribusiness in State of São Paulo. A research roadmap developed from the 14 principles of Liker for the implementation of Lean Production was used to conduct an interview, as well as on site visit and observation in order to perform a data triangulation. Within the search results is identified that the organization has a satisfactory
This paper aims to conduct a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) to identify how to configure the publications that relate WCM and Lean Production issues. Therefore, a search on the Brazilian metasearch portal called CAPES Periodicals was conducted focusing on articles of the last five years. They were identified after screening and filtering a total of 42 articles, which were analyzed. The construction of the network analysis has identified that the issues are still in an initial phase of association, with the characteristic part of decentralizes networks, with some points of greatest association. It was also identified that the theme Lean Production has greater representation between the two topics due its higher use by authors.
Resumo: O tema Educação Ambiental na escola tem sido um terreno fértil para ricas discussões entre estudiosos e pesquisadores que transitam nas áreas relacionadas ao meio ambiente e educação. Mesmo em meio ao expressivo volume de pesquisas, poucos estudos têm se dedicado a essa questão através do olhar do professor. Sendo assim, este artigo, fruto de uma pesquisa de caráter piloto e exploratório, tem como objetivo investigar a prática da educação ambiental a partir da visão do ator docente sobre: (a) as diferentes estratégias (projetos, disciplinas, dentre outras) e suas respectivas predominâncias, através das percepções de docentes atuantes em escola pública e/ou escola privada, e (b) o nível de aderência (ou mesmo de inconsistência) entre a perspectiva declarada para o interesse da escola em educação ambiental e a operacionalização dessa prática. Este trabalho se apoia na construção de um diálogo com algumas reflexões que envolvem a escola e o professor frente à educação ambiental. A análise dos dados evidencia um ambiente de contradições, visto que os respondentes apontam interesse das escolas, dos estudantes e de si próprios em relação à educação ambiental, apesar de não perceberem suficientes nem os projetos escolares, nem a formação de professores.Palavras-chave: Educação Ambiental; Ensino Fundamental; Práticas Educativas; Percepção. Abstract:The theme of environmental education and school has been a breeding ground for rich discussions among scholars and researchers transiting in the areas related to the environment and education. Even amid the significant body of research, few studies have been devoted to this issue through the eyes of the teacher. Therefore, this article, result of a pilot and exploratory research study, aims to investigate the practice of environmental education from the teacher actor view about (a) the different strategies (projects, disciplines, among others) and their predominance, through the perceptions of active teachers in public school and/or private school and (b) the level of grip (or inconsistency) between the declared perspective for the school's interest in environmental education and the operationalization of this practice. This work is based on building a dialogue with some thoughts that surround the school and the teacher ahead to environmental education. Data analysis shows a contradiction environment, since the respondents indicate interest of schools, students and themselves in relation to environmental education, although not perceive it as sufficient nor school projects, nor the preparation of teachers.
RESUMO:A gestão pública, pela complexidade que exerce, pode ser olhada como uma área dentro da administração cheia de problemas. Dentre essa complexidade de gestão, deve também ser a principal percussora para a iniciativa de ações de sustentabilidade e de desenvolvimento que estimule a população a adotar práticas ambientais. Portanto, esse o artigo teve como objetivo conceituar gestão pública e sustentabilidade, a fim de uma reflexão da aproximação entre esses dois conceitos que devem estar amplamente interligados, e dos desafios e ações educativas na gestão pública em atuar no caminho da sustentabilidade. Tal reflexão nos permite verificar a diferença da tendência conceitual entre sustentabilidade e desenvolvimento sustentável, bem como compreender que a gestão pública é uma esfera de grande complexidade e que, em primeiro momento é necessário olhar as dificuldades e desafios de cada município para serem superados e alcançados possíveis soluções com base em práticas mais sustentáveis orientado pela educação. Palavras-chave:Gestão pública, Sustentabilidade, Práticas Educativas.
RESUMOO presente trabalho procurou identificar em uma usina sucroalcooleira localizada no interior do estado de São Paulo as organizações do terceiro setor que interferem de forma direta e indireta em seus níveis hierárquicos da organização. Para isso, levantou-se uma revisão literária acerca das organizações que compõe o terceiro setor, também se buscou entender como ocorre à estruturação dos níveis hierárquicos no ambiente interno das empresas e para completar esta revisão foi tratado sobre o cenário do setor sucroenergético. A partir disso foi identificado que esta usina possui duas organizações do terceiro setor que interferem em seu processo produtivo, tendo que uma delas possui um elo direto com um dos níveis hierárquicos da organização analisada e a outra tem como objetivo de defender os interesses da usina de forma geral. Por fim, foi possível identificar que essas organizações possuem influência nas duas unidades da usina sucroenergética analisada neste trabalho. PALAVRAS-CHAVE:Terceiro
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