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dc.contributor.authorMohammad, Ibrahim Salih
dc.contributor.authorOduoza, Chike F
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T13:33:59Z
dc.date.available2019-07-10T13:33:59Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-22
dc.identifier.citationIbrahim Salih Mohammad and Chike F. Oduoza (2019) "Lean-excellence business management for manufacturing SMEs focusing on KRI", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Managementen
dc.identifier.issn1741-0401en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ijppm-11-2018-0389en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622531
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to develop an effective framework for implementing Lean strategies in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Design/methodology/approach Based on the integration of LM tools and techniques with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) criteria a systematic Lean implementation framework for manufacturing SMEs has been proposed. The core values, drivers and tools of the proposed framework were further developed based on case studies in three SMEs in the KRI. Findings Proposed framework is able to provide a simple pathway for SMEs to systematically implement Lean techniques in seven functional areas in order to create Lean culture in the organisation. Business performance measurement in terms of profitability, customer satisfaction, employee’s satisfaction, competitiveness growth and ergonomic improvement is presented in favour of evaluating Lean outcomes appropriately. It also presents the experience of small firms in implementing Lean programmes to show that Lean is valid in SMEs. Research limitations/implications The framework concentrates only on the internal issues of the organisation, while external variables such as national culture and external support are excluded. Practical implications The framework assists improvements in SMEs that either initially attempt to start Lean journey or those that are at more advanced levels towards excellent-Lean manufacturing. The framework can also be used as a self-assessment model to determine the degree of Lean readiness. Originality/value To the best knowledge of the author, it is the first framework that integrates Lean techniques with MBNQA criteria to support Lean implementation in SMEs. It is also the first study regarding Lean-excellence in the KRI.en
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dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2018-0389/full/htmlen
dc.subjectSMEsen
dc.subjectbusiness managementen
dc.subjectKRIen
dc.subjectlean-excellenceen
dc.subjectLEBM frameworken
dc.titleLean-excellence business management for manufacturing SMEs focusing on KRIen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Productivity and Performance Managementen
dc.date.updated2019-07-04T17:32:33Z
dc.date.accepted2019-05-01
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.project100719COen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-10en
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