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|Title: ||Essential quality practices in Indonesian manufacturing SMEs|
|Authors: ||Mohd. Nizam, Ab. Rahman, Dr.|
Baba, Md. Deros, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Ahmad Rasdan, Ismail
|Keywords: ||5-S;Indonesia;Total quality environment;TQM|
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2009|
|Publisher: ||The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia|
|Citation: ||The Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, vol. 71(2), 2009, pages 36-43|
|Abstract: ||The importance of quality practices has considerably increased over the last years, on both a practical and theoretical levels. In competitive and global business environment, companies should create a need for managers in manufacturing sector to effectively and continually improve quality, capability and process efficiency. This paper presents the findings from the survey on the current status of fundamental 5-S quality practices and the implementation of total quality management (TQM) in Indonesian SMEs. The aims are to determine whether the essential quality practices such as 5-S quality practices have a significant contribution to the successful TQM implementation and any differences in the implementation of 5-S can be attributed mainly to the maturity of the 5-S programme. This paper outlines the results of the 5-S survey conducted among 36 Indonesian manufacturing SMEs with a total of 78 per cent are applying 5-S in their environment. The main finding from the study proved that 5-S activities provide an essential total quality environment.|
|Description: ||Link to publisher's homepage at http://www.myiem.org.my/|
|Appears in Collections:||IEM Journal|
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