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An investigation and identification of lean supply chain performance measures in the automotive SMES

Behrouzi, Farzad and Kuan, Yew Wong (2011) An investigation and identification of lean supply chain performance measures in the automotive SMES. Scientific Research and Essays, 6 (24). pp. 5239-5252. ISSN 1992-2248

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Abstract

The basic goal of this paper is to identify the underlying lean supply chain performance components and related measures with a special focus on small and medium enterprises in Iran's automotive industry. An initial list of supply chain performance measures was compiled and then modified by six experts in order to extract the appropriate lean supply chain performance measures. Following this, a questionnaire was designed and sent to 580 supply chain practitioners working at small and medium enterprises in Iran's automotive industry in order to score the measures. Principal component analysis was applied to identify and group the lean supply chain performance components and related measures. From the initial list, a total of 28 performance measures were chosen by the experts and considered essential to monitor the leanness of a supply chain. Four underlying components were identified (quality, cost, flexibility, and delivery and reliability) and the 28 related measures were subsequently grouped under these performance components. By identifying and validating a multidimensional list of lean supply chain performance components and related measures for small and medium enterprises, the research can be useful for practitioners or academics that are going to evaluate the leanness of a supply chain.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lean supply chain performance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:44728
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:21 Apr 2015 11:31
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 12:53

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