Manufacturing practices and performances: A Malaysian study

Islam, Mazharul, Hamid, A.Z. Abd, & Karim, Azharul (2007) Manufacturing practices and performances: A Malaysian study. International Review of Business Research Papers, 3(2), pp. 147-161.

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The purpose of this study is to identify the most common manufacturing practices adopted by the Malaysian manufacturers, company performance factors and relationship between practices and performances. To fulfil the study objectives, 400 manufacturers were surveyed by a standard 400 questionnaire. Three research methodologies such as descriptive analysis, ANOVA and regression analysis have been employed in this study. The analysis revealed that Malaysian manufacturers focus on optimizing three critical performance factors: product development, less customer return rate and on time delivery (OTD). The most important competitive factor was found to be company reputation and design and manufacturing capacity is the least important factor. The findings also proved that manufacturing practices significantly influence company performances

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ID Code: 44797
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1832-9543
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100)
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 22:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:12

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