Print Email Facebook Twitter Integral organizational innovation in the Dutch clothing industry: The myth of new production systems Title Integral organizational innovation in the Dutch clothing industry: The myth of new production systems Author Peeters, M.H.H. Pot, Frank A. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1993 Abstract In the clothing industry a discussion is going on about how to react to changing demands and wishes on the different markets. On the basis of a still on-going research project in the Netherlands this article describes how these changes can be taken into account in the technical and organizational architecture of the sewing room. Special attention is paid to three new production systems, namely (1) the Toyota Sewing System, (2) the Quick Response System, and (3) the Multi Operations System. From case studies it seems that companies do not benefit directly from the mentioned production systems. The solution can rather be found in new ways of production, that is, by making changes in both the production and the work organization. The nature of production and work organization has to be considered first before committing the organization to a technical choice of equipment. Subject InnovationEconomicsGarment manufactureManagementProduct designIntegral organizational innovationMulti operations systemsProduction systemQuick response systemToyota sewing systemProduction engineering To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0747b5ce-a4c4-4b8d-becb-66ddeb704b0a TNO identifier 232271 ISSN 1045-2699 Source The International journal of human factors in manufacturing, 3 (3), 275-292 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.