Lean Adoption in a Small and Medium Enterprise: Model Validation

dc.contributor.author Deranek, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Chopra, Shweta
dc.contributor.author Mosher, Gretchen
dc.contributor.author Mosher, Gretchen
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2020-05-06T16:04:37.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:42:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:42:59Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
dc.date.issued 2017-07-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Globally, numerous manufacturing and service organizations are incorporating lean techniques to identify waste, eliminate non-value-added activities, and increase efficiency. Some small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have also incorporated lean principles, yet others remain laggards. There is evidence that suggests if critical success factors (CSFs) exist in SMEs, there is a higher probability of the successful implementation of lean practices. Using a case study approach regarding the successful adoption of lean practices within a SME, this paper validated and tested the credibility of a CSF model. During a 12-month consulting arrangement, the research team used formal and informal observations and interviews to collect data within the focal organization. The findings indicate that the CSFs outlined in the model were present in the SME, as was evidence of the implementation of lean practices. The CSF model can serve as a platform on which lean principals are established increasing the probability of the successful adoption of lean practices within SMEs.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>The paper, "Lean Adoption in a Small and Medium Enterprise: Model Validation" (Kimberly Deranek, Shweta Chopra and Gretchen A. Mosher) JTMAE 33/3, July-September 2017, is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE. This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the JTMAE website at <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.atmae.org/resource/resmgr/publications/jtmae/lean_adoption_in_a_small_and.pdf">https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.atmae.org/resource/resmgr/publications/jtmae/lean_adoption_in_a_small_and.pdf</a></p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Technology
dc.subject.keywords Critical Success Factors
dc.subject.keywords Lean Manufacturing
dc.subject.keywords Small- And Medium - Sized Enterprises
dc.subject.keywords Case Study
dc.title Lean Adoption in a Small and Medium Enterprise: Model Validation
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