Abstract—Lean production (LP) in China has more than 20years of development history, but few enterprises have made significant achievement, especially in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs play a vital role in the economic growth of developing countries, and pushing effective implementation of lean production in SMEs is significant. This paper aim to analyze the barriers to SMEs’ lean production practice based on the investigation of SMEs in Wenzhou and point out the counter measures affecting effective implementation of lean manufacturing. Using a case study method approach, this paper examined the counter measure show to carry out lean production effectively. The author concludes that SMEs should be provided from the following four organizational points of view, and they are the attention and involvement of senior managers, good communication platform, learning organization and the establishment of performance evaluation system.
Index Terms—Lean production; Enterprise reform; SMEs
F. A. Yang pingyu is with the City College of Wenzhou University,Wenzhou, China. He studies on management science for PhD at Shanghai University, China (corresponding author to provide phone:86-0577-86597081; fax: 86-0577-86597078; e-mail: yapiyu@ 126.com).
S. B. Author, Yuyu is with Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: First A. Yang pingyu and Second B. Yu yu, " The Barriers to SMEs’ Implementation of Lean Production and Counter measures——Based on SMS in Wenzhou," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 220-225, 2010.