Title: Relevance of lean manufacturing in Indian small scale industry
Authors: Sanjiv Kumar Jain; Ashok Kumar Malik
Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, Devsthali, Ambala-133101, Haryana, India
Om Institute of Technology and Management, Hisar-125001, Haryana, India
Abstract: Most of the manufacturing industries are facing challenges of rapidly changing customer needs, desires and tastes. Lean practices strive to empower the workers, increase worker satisfaction, facilitate a sense of accomplishment, thereby creating a pride to work. It not only ensures that manufacturing processes become leaner and fitter, but eliminate all kinds of waste which is not adding any value to the product. For Indian manufacturing industries to stay in competition and maintain their market share in this global market, the adaptation of lean manufacturing system has become necessary. With lean practices Indian industries endeavour to empower the workers, increase job satisfaction, facilitate a sense of accomplishment, thereby creating a pride of work. This paper presents a review of lean manufacturing adopted by manufacturing organisations.
Keywords: lean manufacturing; India; manufacturing industry; small and medium-sized enterprises; lean SMEs; manufacturing SMEs.
Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2013 Vol.4, No.2, pp.93 - 107
Submission date: 07 Aug 2012
Date of acceptance: 09 Jan 2013
Available online: 09 Sep 2013