Change Management in a Lean Manufacturing Environment
Manoj Kr. Agrawal1, Surender Kumar2

1Manoj Kr. Agrawal, Assoc. Prof., Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (U.P.), India.
2Surender Kumar, Dean (R&D) & Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (U.P.), India.

Manuscript received on 15 August 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2015 | PP: 127-132 | Volume-4 Issue-6, August 2015 | Retrieval Number: F4192084615/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Today change is normal. How the industry deals with the change can mean the difference between success & failure. The overall improvement depends upon the implementation of a prioritized change programme, with concentration of effort on change projects, a few at a time, and with frequent measurement of results to determine the extent to which success was being achieved. Managers and executives must be trained for the same. After giving a brief about the change trilogy, change cycle and stages of acceptance, the paper highlights a proven path an integrated approach that identifies an improvement cycle, in order to achieve maximum output after implementing a project for improvement. Before launching a new effort, it is important to evaluate what’s working well today, what is not and then to recommend what the correct actions are for improving the company/ professional practice. The concept and hazard of neutral zone which is time of great uncertainly and fear has also been explained briefly along with success ratio and dynamic stability. A case study of change management has been discussed.
Keywords: Change, Improvement, Neutral Zone, Change Trilogy, Change Cycle, Proven Path.

Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering