Influence of Lean Practice on Performance of Manufacturing SMEs in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)
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AbstractLean Manufacturing (LM) is a global initiative that can create continuous improvement in business performance by eliminating waste, reducing cycle time and promoting value-added activities. This study aims to examine empirically the influences of LM practices on the performance of SMEs. A comprehensive review of the LM literature was conducted, and seven variables were presented that dominate LM practices in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Data was collected and analysed from 207 manufacturing SMEs showing that LM practices partially influence the business performance. The findings could be a good driver for introducing Lean techniques to the manufacturing SMEs within developing countries. It also provides valuable information for SMEs managers to improve the performance of their business in terms of increasing customer satisfaction, profitability, employee satisfaction, competitiveness and ergonomic design.
Description28th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2018), June 11-14, 2018, Columbus, OH, USA
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