Title: Critical success factors of lean manufacturing practices for the Malaysian automotive manufacturers

Authors: Siti Norhafizan Hibadullah; Nurul Fadly Habidin; Farah Izzaida Mohd Zamri; Nursyazwani Mohd Fuzi; Auni Fatin Nadia Chiek Desa

Addresses: Departments of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Management and Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Departments of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Departments of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Departments of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: Lean manufacturing (LM) and ISO 14001 are business process strategies which are employed by the group of companies to enhance their production in manufacturing and business issues. LM focus on the systematic elimination of waste and non-value added activity from the production process for improved environmental performance. This pilot study was conducted to investigate critical success factors (CSFs) towards successful LMP implementation among automotive manufacturing industry in Malaysia. The questionnaires were designed and distributed to the 50 respondents. The results of reliability analysis show that customer focus is a critical factor influencing the direct LMP implementation success. This study recommends that the future research explore the influence of LMP on environmental performance in Malaysian automotive industry.

Keywords: critical success factors; CSFs; lean manufacturing practice; LMP; quality initiatives; continuous improvement; environmental performance; performance measurement; Toyota production system; automobile industry; environmental management systems; EMS; ISO 14001; Malaysia; automotive manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQI.2014.066382

International Journal of Quality and Innovation, 2014 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.256 - 271

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 17 Dec 2014 *

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