A Empirical Study on the Relationship among Lean Practices, Organisation Commitment and Business Performance of SMEs in Malaysia

Wan Ab Aziz, Wan Asri and Muda, Shaladdin and Mohamed, Saiful Bahri (2013) A Empirical Study on the Relationship among Lean Practices, Organisation Commitment and Business Performance of SMEs in Malaysia. In: International Academic Conference (IAC 2013), 26 - 28 September 2013, Primula Beach Hotel Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study analyzes contextual factors that can influence the business performance of small and size enterprises (SMEs) in the Malaysian manufacturing sector. This study identify key components of lean practices and performance including supplier, customer, internally management and business performance form literatures of lean production, supply chain management and Toyota Production System (TPS). The conceptual framework is developed based on the lean practices, organisational commitment and the business performance of the SMEs. This study is based on a sample survey of 362 SMEs in the manufacturing sector. Using structured questionnaires, the data is collected by mailing as well as interviews with managers/senior employees of the SMEs. Using the Statistical Package of Science Social (SPSS) program, the analyses were made to show the relationship between the lean practices and the business performance of SMEs. The findings indicate that there is a significance relationship between lean practices and the business performance of SMEs. Also, this study provides unambiguous evidences that synergistic effects of lean practices are associated with better business performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Lean Practices; Business Performance; SMEs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Design Arts & Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Prof. Mad Dr. Saiful Bahri Mohamed
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 04:37
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 04:37
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2306

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