Effect of Lean Manufacturing Practices on Non-financial Performance Results: Empirical Study in Spanish Sheltered Work Centers

  • Juan A. Marin-Garcia
  • Paula Carneiro
  • Cristóbal Miralles
Conference paper


Lean Manufacturings effect on companies non-financial indicators of has been studied as a whole, without isolating the specific effects of each of the sub-scales of Lean Production. The aim of this paper is to contribute to filling this gap by analyzing data from Spanish sheltered work centers (n 92), after confirming that Lean Production in this sector does not appear to be well explained by second-order factors. The results seem to confirm that 13 of the 20 sub-scales analyzed have a positive effect on the performance results, although only six of these sub-scales (short set-up times, management involvement in continuous improvement, training, teamwork, communication and client relationships) had sufficient effect to be statistically significant. Each of these sub-scales individually explains between 4% and 13% of the variance in performances.


Human Resource Management Supply Chain Management Performance Scale Total Quality Management Statistical Process Control 
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This work has been developed with finance from project PAID-06-09-2850 from Universitat Politècnica de València.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Marin-Garcia
    • 1
  • Paula Carneiro
    • 2
  • Cristóbal Miralles
    • 1
  1. 1.ROGLE – DepartmentOrganización de Empresas, Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Ph.D. DepartmentOrganización de Empresas, Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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