Factors affecting new project delays in Saudi Arabian manufacturing organisations
Islam, A., Al Owad, A. M. M., Badraig, O. M., Ma, L., & Karim, M. A. (2014) Factors affecting new project delays in Saudi Arabian manufacturing organisations. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT), IEEE, Singapore.
Delay in the delivery of manufacturing projects is a major problem in manufacturing industries. This research investigates the factors that influence the lead time of new projects in manufacturing organisations. Employing a questionnaire survey and interview methodologies, this study collected data from five leading manufacturing organisations as well as their suppliers and contractors in Saudi Arabia to examine what, how and why the new project implementation delay occurs. Results show that the main factors contributing to manufacturing delays are related to people and material. On the other hand, social, political and cultural factors were the least significant factors as per the outcome of this study. Views of manufacturers, suppliers and contractors regarding causes of delays have also been analysed.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Delay, Factors, Manufacturing Organisations, New Projects, Saudi Arabia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
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 Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) (091006)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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|Deposited On:||02 Oct 2014 22:29|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2014 18:21|
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