Lean transformation efforts of the wood industry in Virginia

O. Espinoza, U. Buehlmann, C. Fricke

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Abstract

This manuscript reports preliminary results from a study examining the status of Lean implementation and the need for Lean transformation support among participants in two segments of Virginia's manufacturing industry. A census survey with 180 responses (population size 1033) was conducted and the results confirm previous research that enterprises in these industries are not uniformly aware of Lean and its potential benefits. Enterprises also have implemented Lean to varying degrees or not at all. Interestingly, small enterprises indicated a lower need for Lean implementation support from third parties than did medium or large enterprises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEM 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages249-253
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479964109
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2014 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 9 2014Dec 12 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2014
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period12/9/1412/12/14

Keywords

  • Awareness and implementation of Lean
  • Lean transformation support
  • small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

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