A Full-Blown Concept of Lean Manufacturing System in Automotive Industry - Volume 6, No. 1, June 2018 - Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information (JIII)

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A Full-Blown Concept of Lean Manufacturing System in Automotive Industry

Eida Nadirah Roslin 1, Shamsuddin Ahmed 2, Siti Zawiah Md Dawal 3, Jamel Othman 4, Mohamad Asmidzam Ahamat 4, and Norazwani Mohammad Zain 4
1. Automotive Engineering Section, University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute, Section 14, Jalan Teras Jernang, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
2. Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Dhaka, Bangladesh
3. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4. University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute, Section 14, Jalan Teras Jernang, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Abstract—Lean manufacturing system (LMS) is not a novel concept to manufacturing and the automotive industry, but achieved implementations seen are still not considered industry-wide especially in the Malaysian automotive manufacturing industry. The implementation strategies have not been far reaching and the benefits from the system couldn’t be gained by the industry. A total and comprehensive implementation strategy of LMS needs to be outlined in order to achieve more successful implementations. Thus this paper will explain the strategy of LMS implementation in the automotive industry by using the full-blown concept, for enhancing their organizational performances. A questionnaire-survey was administered to gauge the impact of these factors in an implementation process of lean manufacturing system and later analyzing the effect towards their organizational performances. Data from 204 automotive parts manufacturers were gathered and analyzed. The correlation between the 10 influencing factors, 5 lean activities and 6 organizational performances were measured. The results gained, suggest that the integration between the identified influencing factors (Management and Leadership Commitment, Employees Involvement, Empowerment of Employee, Teamwork, Training, Human Resource Management, Customer Relationship Management, Supplier Relationships Management, Organizational Change and Information Technology) will be a valuable key organizational capability impacting organizational performances towards the successful implementation of LMS in the Malaysian automotive industry.

Index Terms—full-blown concept, lean manufacturing system and organizational performances

Cite: Eida Nadirah Roslin, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Siti Zawiah Md Dawal, Jamel Othman, Mohamad Asmidzam Ahamat, and Norazwani Mohammad Zain, "A Full-Blown Concept of Lean Manufacturing System in Automotive Industry," Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 14-22, June 2018. doi: 10.18178/jiii.6.1.14-22
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