Managing change in lean manufacturing implementation

Norani Nordin, Baba Md Deros, Dzuraidah Abd. Wahab, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman

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Abstract

Lean manufacturing is a proven approach for success in manufacturing industry. However, several organisations failed in their attempt to implement lean manufacturing system. The transition to lean manufacturing requires radical change which involves a total reshaping of purpose, system and culture of the organisation. This paper presents an investigation on the influence of organisational change to the transition of lean manufacturing. This study used an explanatory mixed method approach, which began with survey distribution, and then the general picture was further refined by conducting in-depth interviews on Malaysia automotive companies. The results revealed that company which emphasized on leadership and management, change agent system, effective communication, worker's empowerment through training and team development, and also lean review system experienced smooth transition to lean manufacturing system. Failure to recognize the required organisational changes to adapt lean manufacturing system will hinder the long-term benefits of the organisation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages2105-2111
Number of pages7
Volume314-316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering, ADME 2011 - Guangzhou
Duration: 16 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume314-316
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering, ADME 2011
CityGuangzhou
Period16/9/1118/9/11

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Industry
Lean production
Communication
Power (Psychology)

Keywords

  • Automotive industry
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Mixed-method research
  • Organisational change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Nordin, N., Md Deros, B., Abd. Wahab, D., & Ab Rahman, M. N. (2011). Managing change in lean manufacturing implementation. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 314-316, pp. 2105-2111). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 314-316). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.314-316.2105

Managing change in lean manufacturing implementation. / Nordin, Norani; Md Deros, Baba; Abd. Wahab, Dzuraidah; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 314-316 2011. p. 2105-2111 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 314-316).

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

Nordin, N, Md Deros, B, Abd. Wahab, D & Ab Rahman, MN 2011, Managing change in lean manufacturing implementation. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 314-316, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 314-316, pp. 2105-2111, 2011 International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering, ADME 2011, Guangzhou, 16/9/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.314-316.2105
Nordin N, Md Deros B, Abd. Wahab D, Ab Rahman MN. Managing change in lean manufacturing implementation. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 314-316. 2011. p. 2105-2111. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.314-316.2105
Nordin, Norani ; Md Deros, Baba ; Abd. Wahab, Dzuraidah ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam. / Managing change in lean manufacturing implementation. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 314-316 2011. pp. 2105-2111 (Advanced Materials Research).
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