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Molla M, Abbasi E, Choobchian S, hajimirrahimi S D. Factors Influencing Implementation of Lean Production Principles in Small and Medium-sized Food Enterprises of Khuzestan Province. FSCT 2019; 16 (87) :239-253
URL: http://fsct.modares.ac.ir/article-7-26762-en.html
1- Tarbiat Modares University
2- Tarbiat Modares University , enayat.abbasi@modares.ac.ir
3- Imam Khomeini Higher Education Center
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Small and medium-sized enterprises, by increasing job creation and reducing poverty, lead to the economic and social growth of developing countries. Today, these companies face rapid market shifts and budget cuts that have reduced their ability and, consequently, increased risk of planning. Therefore, the need for a new system of governance, called the clean production system, is felt. Lean production is a production method that deliver quality products to customers while eliminating any process that is not worthwhile for the customer. The main objective of the present research is to determine the factors affecting the implementation of the principles of lean production in food industry small and medium-sized enterprises of Khuzestan province. The statistical population of the study consisted of all managers of food industry small and medium enterprises of Khuzestan (N = 307). By using Krejcie and Morgan’s Table and stratified random sampling with proportional to size 170 of them (n = 170) were selected as sample. Of these, 161respondents completed the questionnaires. The results of correlation analysis showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between the factors affecting the implementation of the principles of clean production, including the management of the relationship with the supplier and the use of information technology by implementing the principles of lean production. According to the results of regression analysis, three variables of customer relationship management, human resources management and empowerment of employees have the most effect in implementing the principles of lean production.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: food industry engineering
Received: 2018/11/3 | Accepted: 2019/01/6 | Published: 2019/05/15

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