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Relationship between organisational change and lean manufacturing implementation in Malaysian automotive industry

Nordin, Norani and Md Deros, Baba and Abd Wahab, Dzuraidah (2010) Relationship between organisational change and lean manufacturing implementation in Malaysian automotive industry. In: 11th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference 2010, 07-10 December 2010, Renaissance Melaka Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Lean manufacturing is a proven approach for success in manufacturing industry.However, several organisations failed in their attempt to implement lean manufacturing. The transformation to lean manufacturing system requires radical change which involves total reshaping of purpose, system and culture of the organisation.This paper presents an investigation on the influence of organisational change to the lean manufacturing transformation.The survey was completed by 60 firms in the Malaysian automotive industry. The respondents were chosen from those who involved directly with lean manufacturing practices such as production and quality personnel.The survey findings show that organisational change factors such as change readiness, team development,leadership and management support, effective communication, employee training, employees’ empowerment and review process have significant influence on lean manufacturing implementation.Furthermore, there were also significant differences that exist between organisational change in companies which categorised as non lean, in-transition and lean firms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: In conjunction with the 3rd ASEAN UNIVERSITY NETWORK Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/Seed-Net) Regional Conference for Manufacturing and the 14th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR-AP) Organizer by Center for Product Design and Manufacturing University Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, The Institution of Engineering Designers.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean manufacturing, organisational change, automotive industry
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: AP Dr. Norani Nordin
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 02:27
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 08:31

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