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Could Implementing Lean help in making Quality Cars?: A Case study of Zamyad – Iran
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The progress of globalization and global competition over the past 2 decades has grown up sharply and given stimulus to review and improve the managing of the companies and manufacturers. This has forced manufacturers and companies to review and rethink the method and level of managing to improve their productivity through eliminating wastes to provide the up best value to customers. Also, the pressures from the stakeholders contribute greatly to this attempt. These pressures directly reveal the companies’ identification of the arising pressures for social responsibility.

The main aim of this master thesis is to study and understand how lean can create more value to Zamyad, the only commercial car manufacturer in Iran. To obtain the mentioned purpose, a thorough literature study was done and resulted in the theoretical framework with an empirical study of Zamyad organization which was the foundation of the report. To do this empirical study, a comprehensive questionnaire survey, based on lean theories and the situation in the factory; was done among both white collars and blue collars and also, hermeneutic spiral was employed to interpret and analyze the data.

The analysis of the Zamyad’s situation revealed that the organization must alter its way of working in some areas in order to get ready to implement lean. First of all, making a bridge to improve the relationship between staffs and reduce the gap among them in the company, considered as a good idea. The root of existing gap in the Iranian union culture is the main problem in the Iranian management system. So, having the support from whole organization is important to start a huge project like lean. Also, holding regular team meetings help all the members of the production line in the same way regarding team meetings and continuous improvements. Besides, making a job rotation and decentralize responsibilities were recognized as the other success factors.

The main responsibility of production department is developing the standardized procedures and the other departments must contribute with their special skills to get a functional production. For improvement, it is important to arrange a functional continuous improvement system. When all this is done the real implementation of lean production with continuous improvements can start.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Lean manufacturing, Value, Waste, Improvements, Car manufacture
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28746Local ID: FE:9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-28746DiVA: diva2:643364
Subject / course
Industrial Engineering and Management, Master of Science
Educational program
Programme in Business and Economics
Presentation
, Karlstad (English)
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Available from: 2013-09-03 Created: 2013-08-27 Last updated: 2013-09-03Bibliographically approved

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