Authors: Rakesh Kumar; Vikas Kumar
Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad-121006 (Haryana), India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad-121006 (Haryana), India
Abstract: Most recently, companies have started adopting a lean manufacturing concept on a large scale to beat the global competition. Subsequently, a thorough investigation has started to understand the areas of lean manufacturing, which has been impacting on the operational performance and hence organisational performance parameters directly. Supplier development, supplier feedback, JIT supply from supplier, customer involvement, flow, SPC, TPM, setup reduction, employee involvement and customer participation, has been identified as key implementation areas, which impacts on operational performance parameters such as productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety, morale and financial performance. A large scale study has been conducted in different Indian industries to verify the results.
Keywords: lean manufacturing implementation; lean manufacturing attributes; operational performance parameters; lean manufacturing impact; organisational performance; India; firm performance.
International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2016 Vol.17 No.3, pp.380 - 393
Received: 21 Mar 2014
Accepted: 21 Jul 2014
Published online: 17 Feb 2016 *