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Integrating lean practices with ERP systems in manufacturing organizations : a study on selected companies in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Perera, Prof. C
dc.contributor.author Liyanage, PC
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-09T10:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-09T10:36:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-09
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/9993
dc.description.abstract The research contained in this thesis explores how Lean and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations can contribute for the success of the organization. The main objective was to find a mechanism to integrate Lean and ERP systems. The objective was defined as a result of a research problem, where the values generated from Lean activities were not clearly reflected in the value chain. Since all business processes are implemented in ERP, the argument was that the Lean value reflection of ERP would ensure the value is clearly distributed to the value stream. Argument was supported by the collected literature on Lean and ERP practices, observations and other sources such as organizational documents etc. The research was performed as a detailed case study of a world class tyre manufacturer and in order to clarify and generalize the Lean and ERP practices in the manufacturing industry, leading apparel manufacturer was evaluated. The research was identified as a purely qualitative one and the most challenging task was the data collection. Interviews, company documents and other sources were used in the data collection process and voice clips were captured during the process of interviews. Thereafter the data analysis was performed based on the themes identified through the generated transcripts. Data was analyzed with respect to the research question and finally the discussion was ended with some of the valuable findings that helped in order to develop a mechanism to integrate both Lean and ERP. This evaluation helped to confirm certain findings such as impact on value generation through Lean implementation and value distribution through ERP system. In holistic picture, the proposed mechanism to integrate Lean and ERP system will help organizations to strengthen their value chain. Since Lean concept is vastly used in manufacturing organization, the study is only focusing such organizations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject MANAGEMENT OF TECHNLOGY en_US
dc.title Integrating lean practices with ERP systems in manufacturing organizations : a study on selected companies in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2011
dc.identifier.accno 104422 en_US


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