High Performance Work Systems in Manufacturing Logistics

Thomas Wallner-Drewitz, Martin Menrad, Stefan Thurner

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Abstract

High Performance Work Systems (HPWSs) are considered to have great potential to generate substantial competitive advantage. High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs) comprise of particular management practices like self-managed teamwork, flat hierarchical structures, job rotation, performance related wages or workforce empowerment to create an organisation based on employee involvement. So far, HPWSs have primarily been applied in the context of industrial production work. In this paper we raise the question, whether self-managed teamwork is also applicable to manufacturing logistics, which shows different work characteristics than production work. Our preliminary conclusion is that successful implementation is possible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th World P&OM Conference and 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2012
Pages71-81
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event4th World P&OM Conference and 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20125 Jul 2012

Conference

Conference4th World P&OM Conference and 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period01.07.201205.07.2012

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