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The impact of lean production on operational performance: a case study

Memari, A, Panjehfouladgaran, HR, Abdul Rahim, A and Ahmad, R (2022) The impact of lean production on operational performance: a case study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. ISSN 1757-4323

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Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the impact of adopting lean manufacturing principles on operational efficiency by eliminating seven major lean wastes (or Muda) in a Malaysian stationery manufacturer.
Design/Methodology/Approach: Process Activity Mapping (PAM) was utilised to identify the potential for waste elimination. Since PAM is involved in every step of the production process, value-added and non-value-added are examined using PAM as a visual tool to assist in observing the hidden wastes and their sources.
Findings: Results revealed that the adopted lean principles significantly reduce the waiting times. This time reduction resulted in savings (reduction of cycle time) and, to a certain extent, can be a crucial driver in continuous improvement sustainability in the production process.
Research limitations/implications: The findings of this paper are limited due to the nature of the research and the company's size.
Practical Implication: Results demonstrate that lean is still recognised as a powerful approach to improve operations in small and medium size companies.
Originality/Value: This paper reflects the application of lean in a real case study showing the impact of lean on a small and medium size company's performance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This author accepted manuscript is deposited under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC) licence. This means that anyone may distribute, adapt, and build upon the work for non-commercial purposes, subject to full attribution. If you wish to use this manuscript for commercial purposes, please contact permissions@emerald.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management; 1504 Commercial Services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Emerald
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 14:39
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 12:30
DOI or ID number: 10.1108/APJBA-04-2022-0190
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17716
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