Implementation of lean manufacturing in Saudi manafacturing organisations : an empirical study
Karim, Azharul, Murdi M Aljuhani, Mubarak, Duplock, Ray, & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2011) Implementation of lean manufacturing in Saudi manafacturing organisations : an empirical study. Advanced Materials Research - Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Materials and Products Manufacturing Technology (MPMT 2011), 339, pp. 250-253.
In this paper, the level of lean manufacturing implementation by Saudi manufacturing companies is investigated, the extent of application of lean manufacturing practice is identified and the benefits and barriers of Lean implementation are evaluated. The results reported in this paper are based on data collected from a survey using a standard questionnaire administered to 120
manufacturers in Saudi Arabia. Evidence indicates that large size companies are more likely to implement and gain the advantages of lean manufacturing than small and medium size companies. The most implemented lean manufacturing tools are Computerized Planning Systems, TQM, Maintenance
Optimization and CIP. Main barriers against lean manufacturing implementation include the organization culture, lack of management commitment and lack of skilled workers. Results also show that benefits gained from lean manufacturing implementation are significant and are correlated with the level of implementation of lean strategies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Lean Manufacturing, Performance Improvement, Value Adding and Non-Value adding Activities, Saudi Arabia, Questionnaire Survey|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > Manufacturing Management (091005)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > Manufacturing Safety and Quality (091008)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||2011 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.|
|Deposited On:||23 Nov 2011 09:12|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2012 18:07|
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