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Piwowar-Sulej Katarzyna (Wrocław University of Economics, Poland), Podsiadły Krzysztof (Wrocław University of Economics, Poland)
Implementation of a Mixed Project Management Methodology : a Case Study of a Chocolate Confectionery Company
Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands, 2018, vol. 17, s. 95-109, tab., bibliogr. 32 poz.
Sześć Sigma, Odchudzone zarządzanie, Zarządzanie projektem, Przemysł cukierniczy
Six Sigma, Lean management, Project management, Confectionery industry
The aim of the article is to present - on the basis of literature studies and the case study method - the nature of projects which are carried out in the confectionery industry focusing on a specific mixed project management methodology called Innovation for Market (IFM). The case study is related to a large chocolate producer (a branch of a global corporation with more than 10 factories in Europe). The analyzed company implements its own project management methodology in all factories based on a traditional approach, but its original methodology combines the waterfall approach not only with Lean Management but also with other management tools and concepts - even with HPWS (High-Performance Work Systems). The article presents the advantages resulting from this original approach (with the focus on the last modification of this methodology), the challenges for the company and the directions for further research. (original abstract)
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