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GONZALEZ, Rodrigo Valio Dominguez  and  MARTINS, Manoel Fernando. Continuous improvement in ISO 9001:2000 enviroment: case study in two companies of automotive sector. Prod. [online]. 2007, vol.17, n.3, pp.592-603. ISSN 0103-6513.

This article evaluate how two companies certified by the norm ISO 9001:2000, supplier of the automotive sector, accomplish continuous improvement activities in its productive processes. It is obvious that the different industrials environments, presented by the companies in particular, shows differences in relation to the conduction of the continuous improvement programs, and also, the stimulus to get the certification in this quality system which also inspires in the amplitude and constancy of the processes improvement. At this way, the article analyses how the researched organizations develop and organize internally the continuous improvement, emphasizing the production organization, improvement management model and programs and techniques used to these activities.

Keywords : Continuous improvement; ISO 9001:2000; automotive sector.

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