Journal of Supply Chain Management: Research & Practice Vol. 12, No. 2 (December 2018)
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ItemInvestigating methods and challenges of Kaizen execution: a case study of an engineering firm in Pakistan(Assumption University Press, 2018)KAIZEN is a system of a continuous endeavor by an organization to improve its business activities and processes, the goal being to improve the quality of products and services so that the organization can meet full customer satisfaction. Kaizen can be an integrated and company-wide approach through collaboration of all the levels of the organization: top management, middle managers and front-line employees. Commitment, genuine participation and motivation of all the three actors are critical factors. The purpose of this study is to assess the methods and challenges faced by ABC Engineering Pvt., Ltd. in executing and sustaining kaizen. Quality circles were established and the 5S’s were deployed as a beginning of kaizen execution in the firm.
ItemApplying activity-based costing and activity-based management methods to estimate manufacturing costs and activities(Assumption University Press, 2018)At present, the intense competition in many industries has made many companies aware of the costs and resources utilization within the organization. The key issue that all companies take into account is cost reduction while maintaining and building business process improvement in order to satisfy customers’ requirements.
ItemRisks posed by uncertainties in the supply chain(Assumption University Press, 2018)Competition today is so savage that it creates uncertainties a real threat to an organization’s survival. Creating and managing supply chains is a method for controlling these uncertainties. This paper examines empirical research from postgraduate students and scholarly papers published in the journal of an international university in Thailand, on supply chain techniques.