Lean management adoption level in middle eastern manufacturing facilities

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dc.contributor.author El-Khalil, Raed
dc.contributor.author Farah, Maya F.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-21T10:21:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-21T10:21:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-03-21
dc.identifier.issn 1553-5827 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7245 en_US
dc.description.abstract Lean manufacturing (LM) process, also known as Toyota Production System (TPS) or lean management, provides tools and methods that focus on eliminating waste and adding value to assembly and manufacturing operations. The success achieved by Toyota Motors through the implementation of lean has fascinated every company in the world and inspired it to follow its footsteps. This paper focuses on examining the degree of lean production implementation in Middle Eastern manufacturing plants and its impact on operational metrics. In addition, it shows the relationship between lean dimensions and operational outcomes. This research has utilized a questionnaire that is based on a similar research conducted on US, Chinese, and Indian industries. The survey was altered to fit the Middle Eastern industry. The companies surveyed are located in three different Middle Eastern countries, namely, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The survey was given to 318 manufacturing companies out of which 96 responses were considered usable. The lean dimensions that the survey examined include” the 7 wastes, 5S’s, standardization, total productivity maintenance (TPM), supplier related (performance), problem-solving, statistical process control (SPC), Total quality management (TQM), setup time improvement or reduction, pull system (based on demand), and customer requirement or need. The result for implemented dimensions of lean indicates that while most of the respondents have scored between 40-59% levels, only very few are above 60% levels, and none of the companies has scored above 89% implementation levels. The study indicates that the operational performance has improved in all metrics except for space reduction. In addition, respondents have indicated that cost conversion reduction, productivity increase, and inventory reduction are the three main drivers of lean implementation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Lean management adoption level in middle eastern manufacturing facilities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005172 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199705300 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal The Business Review, Cambridge en_US
dc.journal.volume 21 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 158-167 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Khalil, R., & Farah, M. F. (2013). Lean management adoption level in middle eastern manufacturing facilities. The Business Review, Cambridge, 21(2), 158-167. en_US
dc.author.email raed.elkhalil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email MFarah@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://jaabc.com/BRC21-2December2013Farah.html en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2514-1120
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6251-4096 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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