Benchmarking implementation and cluster approach in manufacturing SMEs

A review

Masoomeh Zeinalnzehad, Shahnorbanun Sahran, Muriati Mukhtar

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Abstract

While a country expands its industrial base in meeting the challenges of the new millennium, the importance of the small and medium industries will become more significant. This study aims to review the implementation of benchmarking methodology in small and medium enterprises for highlighting their needs and challenges. The findings of the review reveal that although benchmarking allows the SMEs to improve their operational and financial performance, few entrepreneurs turn to benchmarking, due to lack of time and resources. Moreover, it was found that the use of cluster approach among SMEs could be a useful tool for meeting their challenges related to globalization. The paper indicates that innovation implementation principles in large organizations are not directly transferable to SMEs and a specific framework, which suits the SMEs structures, processes, resources and culture is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages1640-1643
Number of pages4
Volume139-141
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA2010 - Guangzhou
Duration: 7 Dec 20109 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume139-141
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA2010
CityGuangzhou
Period7/12/109/12/10

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Keywords

  • Benchmarking
  • Clusters
  • Manufacturing
  • Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Zeinalnzehad, M., Sahran, S., & Mukhtar, M. (2010). Benchmarking implementation and cluster approach in manufacturing SMEs: A review. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 139-141, pp. 1640-1643). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 139-141). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.139-141.1640

Benchmarking implementation and cluster approach in manufacturing SMEs : A review. / Zeinalnzehad, Masoomeh; Sahran, Shahnorbanun; Mukhtar, Muriati.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 139-141 2010. p. 1640-1643 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 139-141).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zeinalnzehad, M, Sahran, S & Mukhtar, M 2010, Benchmarking implementation and cluster approach in manufacturing SMEs: A review. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 139-141, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 139-141, pp. 1640-1643, 2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA2010, Guangzhou, 7/12/10. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.139-141.1640
Zeinalnzehad M, Sahran S, Mukhtar M. Benchmarking implementation and cluster approach in manufacturing SMEs: A review. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 139-141. 2010. p. 1640-1643. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.139-141.1640
Zeinalnzehad, Masoomeh ; Sahran, Shahnorbanun ; Mukhtar, Muriati. / Benchmarking implementation and cluster approach in manufacturing SMEs : A review. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 139-141 2010. pp. 1640-1643 (Advanced Materials Research).
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