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Empirical study on the impact of lean production practices on firms performace in Malaysian manufacturing industries

Iteng, Rosman and Ahmad, Mohd Akhir and Abdul Rahim, Kamarul Irwan and Mad Lazim, Halim (2018) Empirical study on the impact of lean production practices on firms performace in Malaysian manufacturing industries. In: 2nd Conference on Technology & Operations Management (2ndCTOM), February 26-27, 2018, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The purpose of the paper is to examine the significance of incorporating lean production (LEAN) in the Malaysian manufacturing industry. Lean production investigated in this paper consists of eight practices namely supplier focus, employee focus, continual improvement, customer focus, quality at source, just-in time, flow system and technology & innovation.This study utilizes two hundred and five manufacturing companies, selected randomly from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Directory.The study measures senior production or lean managers‟ perception of the lean production practices and the level of quality performances in their companies.Grounded by the Program Theory, this paper specifically investigates whether the implementation of lean production practices will affect the quality performance in the organization.Pearson‟s correlations exhibit significant correlations between the eight lean practices and quality performance measures (measured by product conformance, product performance and product reliability). The findings of the study provide a striking demonstration of the importance of lean practices in enhancing the quality performances of the Malaysian manufacturing companies.The result indicates that manufacturing companies will enjoy the benefit of improving quality performance from the utilization of lean practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by: School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML), Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean production practices, quality performance, Program Theory, Malaysian manufacturing companies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 01:05
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 01:05

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