A Comparative Analysis of Continuous Improvement Approaches Among Trade-Contractors


Robert Leicht, John Messner, and Elnaz Asadian
Penn State University




Lean processes enable continuous improvement. This collaborative study focused on trade contractors’ adoption of continuous improvement principles, methods, and practices. The procedures used to analyze the trade contractor capture a snapshot of the successful adopters’ methods and practices throughout their operations. Conducting case studies of successful adoption helps us to profile the processes and business impacts.

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