First NCA paper in 2018

Wilfred Knol (photo) and colleagues from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Han University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, the Netherlands have published a paper on "Implementing lean practices in manufacturing SMEs: testing ‘critical success factors’ using Necessary Condition Analysis". The paper is in press in the  International Journal of Production Research (free access).

The authors identified 12 necessary conditions. Using NCA's bottleneck table they specified which level of each condition is needed for reaching a given performance level. The authors concluded that  "the NCA method offers other exciting opportunities for future research".