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Organizational wellness and productivity evaluation at Hutchinson Technology, Inc.

by Otto, Kathryn L.

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The main objective of this study is to understand the factors which can influence a manufacturing organization's productivity level. With the increased stress of manufacturing products at the lowest possible costs and at the highest quality levels it is vital for companies to understand what factors influence productivity levels of the manufacturing personnel. The ever present concern of lost market share or the risk of manufacturing relocating to countries with a lower cost model, require that manufacturers understand the influences on productivity and implement improvements immediately to maintain their position. This study will include an evaluation of a manufacturing organization which will include obtaining feedback from the manufacturing floor. This assessment will strive to understand the holistic health of the organization by assessing the culture, decision making processes, communication networks, and employee development. A company's success in these focus areas will be an indicator of the productivity performance and can be utilized for the development of an improvement plan which can grow the organization. A company with the strength to compete in the market and be profitable relies on teamwork and employee loyalty. The Graduate School University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, WI
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:production management market share

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