Lean applications : a survey of publications with respect to South African industry

Dondofema, Richmore Aron ; Matope, Stephen ; Akdogan, Guven (2017)

CITATION: Dondofema, R. A., Matope, S. & Akdogan, G. 2017. Lean applications : a survey of publications with respect to South African industry. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28(1):103-113, doi:10.7166/28-1-1660.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South African industry faces immense global competition from developed countries such as Germany probably because of the adoption of lean manufacturing techniques by the latter. This study is a survey on publications concerning implementation and adoption of lean manufacturing in South Africa. To assess South Africa with regards to research publications on lean manufacturing, a benchmark exercise was conducted with Germany for the period 2014 to 2015. The study concludes by highlighting the gaps identified during this survey and recommendations.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die Suid-Afrikaanse industrie staar hewige globale mededinging vanaf ontwikkelde lande soos Duitsland in die gesig, waarskynlik as gevolg van die aanneming van lenige vervaardigingstegnieke deur die laasgenoemde. Hierdie navorsing is ʼn beskouing van die publikasies oor die implementering en aanneming van lenige vervaardiging in Suid-Afrika. Om Suid-Afrika te beoordeel aan die hand van navorsingsuitsette met lenige vervaardiging as die onderwerp, is ʼn maatstaf oefening uitgevoer met soortgelyke publikasies in Duitsland in die periode van 2014 tot 2015. Die navorsing lig die gapings só geïdentifiseer uit en maak aanbevelings hieroor.

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