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Implementation of lean manufacturing for productivity improvement in Malaysia

Bon, Abdul Talib and Tan, Siok Kee (2015) Implementation of lean manufacturing for productivity improvement in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM 2015), 3-5 March 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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In Malaysia, Lean manufacturing is a unified system that entailed with a set of philosophies, rules, guidelines, tools and techniques which imposed to eliminate significant waste in all business processes for continuous improvement. However, limited studies and publication about lean manufacturing implementation have been done in Malaysia. A single case study method was applied in this study to explore the key success factors and process of lean implementation. Primary data (interview) was collected from related field experts and the results gained was further analyzed by using Nvivo 10 software. Further discussion was made with the assistance of secondary sources. Moreover, two types of lean assessment tools, value stream mapping and gap analysis were applied to assess the current manufacturing system of the selected company for the purpose to enable to present a positive lean measurement of the selected company to support the identified objectives

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lean manufacturing; productivity improvement; continuous improvement; electrical and electronics company; lean assessment tools
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 12:57
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 12:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6751
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