Open Access Thesis
Manufacturing industries -- Waste minimization; Just-in-time systems
The importance of managing waste and reducing lead time in manufacturing cannot be denied. This study provides knowledge about both topics in a medium sized manufacturing company. The methodology that is used in this research is mixed methodology. Interviews were done with managers, and they were analyzed qualitatively. The next part is the quantitative research part that is done by asking employees via questionnaire. This study provided the close concepts of JIT (Just in Time) and waste management. Management must be committed to change, to train everyone to the new culture, to ensure that the organization's culture fosters employee participation, and to monitor results over time. At the end of this paper, ideas are explored for the medium sized manufacturing company to minimize their waste and reduce their lead time.
Year of Submission
Master of Science
Department of Industrial Technology
Ali E. Kashef
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©2011 Tahir Murgic
Murgic, Tahir, "An analysis of managing waste and decreasing lead time in a medium sized manufacturing company" (2011). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1274.