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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 13 | Page No.: 1402-1407
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1402.1407
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A Lean Production Framework for Malaysian Automotive and Heavy Machinery Industry

Meysam Salimi, Hamid Reza Hadjali and Shahryar Sorooshian

Lean Production (LP) has become a potentially valuable way of securing competitive advantage. However, lean production practices have been subject to number of researches but little researches, if any, directly address the relationship between type of industry and lean requirements practices. This study tries to provide selective practices for conducting lean production in both automotive and heavy machinery industries. It was aimed to abstain from introducing relatively unimportant lean practices and aid managers to implement lean production with lower cost. This study used a structured questionnaire derived from the literature and employing email surveys to collect responses form a group of 45 firms in Malaysia. The results of testing the hypotheses predicted that type of industry has a positive effect on lean requirements practices. Providing information about each industry, indicating lean practices in automotive industry start with quality control related practices and followed by planning and process related practices, respectively. In contrast, heavy machinery industry commenced by process related practices while quality control practices have less priority.
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Meysam Salimi, Hamid Reza Hadjali and Shahryar Sorooshian, 2012. A Lean Production Framework for Malaysian Automotive and Heavy Machinery Industry. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 1402-1407.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1402.1407






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