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An examination of the implementation and effectiveness of process improvement initiatives in manufacturing operational systems

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  • Mahmoud M. Yasin
  • Michael H. Small
  • Jafar Alavi
  • Mohammad Al-Najjar

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This research examines the rate of implementation and the level of effectiveness of six process management initiatives in four manufacturing industries. The results of this survey-based research indicate that there has not been a mad rush to adopt all available initiatives. Rather, individual industries appear to favour different mixes of these initiatives. Moreover, most of the respondents indicated that the initiatives that they had chosen were effective in meeting their operational and strategic needs. This study concludes by presenting specific conclusions relevant to manufacturing systems in the studied industries.

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  • Mahmoud M. Yasin & Michael H. Small & Jafar Alavi & Mohammad Al-Najjar, 2011. "An examination of the implementation and effectiveness of process improvement initiatives in manufacturing operational systems," International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(3), pages 244-261.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijbsre:v:5:y:2011:i:3:p:244-261
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