Lean production system definition from the perspective of Malaysian industry

Amelia Natasya Abdul Wahab, and Muriati Mukhtar, and Riza Sulaiman, (2017) Lean production system definition from the perspective of Malaysian industry. Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia, 6 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2289-2192


Official URL: http://ejournal.ukm.my/apjitm/issue/view/899


“Muda” is a term in the Toyota Production System (TPS), which refers to waste that occurs in the manufacturing process. Waste is removed from the production process by eliminating activity that does not add value to the customer through a continuous improvement activities. This is the basis concept for TPS in order to produce products that meet customers’s demand and requirements which then indirectly reduce the cost of production. Lean production concept has been implemented in various types of organizations. However, a low success rate for the implementation of lean production has become the attention of practitioners and researchers in the industry. Among the issues that contribute to this situation are confusion about the definition of lean and lack of knowledge on how to implement lean, which caused misunderstanding. In addition, there are no strategic planning and lack of support from the top management. Thus, the objective of this study is to develop a definition of lean from Malaysian context. The study is expected to help organizations implementing lean concepts with success and thus increasing the organizational competitiveness.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:The concept of lean; Lean production system; Lean manufacturing; Toyota Production System; Waste
Journal:Asia - Pasific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia (Formerly Jurnal Teknologi Maklumat dan Multimedia)
ID Code:11839
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Deposited On:03 Jul 2018 02:04
Last Modified:09 Jul 2018 00:45

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