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Applicability of the lean concept to the management of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia

Vorkapić, Miloš; Radovanović, Filip; Ćoćkalo, Dragan; Đorđević, Dejan

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TY  - JOUR
AU  - Vorkapić, Miloš
AU  - Radovanović, Filip
AU  - Ćoćkalo, Dragan
AU  - Đorđević, Dejan
PY  - 2017
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/776
AB  - Lean management (LM) is a set of procedures and principles used in industrial processes for finding and eliminating useless activities. This paper presents the analysis of business practices in small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia in comparison with defined LM principles. The aim of this study was to determine differences between the business practices in small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Serbia and LM standards in order to provide recommendations for improving business performance and production. Application of LM standards to reduce waste and optimize production in SMEs in Serbia has not been investigated before, although this practice has been successfully used in neighboring countries, such as Slovenia, Romania and Macedonia. The importance of this new approach is directly related to the benefits that can be achieved to improve business practices in SMEs in Serbia. This study shows that enterprises lack a system which ensures that the customer gets a quality product on time, the optimization of production and resources are limited, standard procedures are not sufficiently implemented in micro enterprises, and a significant difference exists between job requirements and skills of the employees. The recommendations to improve operations in accordance with the LM principles include introduction of a monitoring and control system to ensure timely delivery and customer satisfaction, tools introduction such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), inventory management, and Kaizen as a philosophy of continuous improvement.
T2  - Tehnički vjesnik
T1  - Applicability of the lean concept to the management of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia
SP  - 1929
SP  - 1934
EP  - 1934
VL  - 24
IS  - 6
DO  - 10.17559/TV-20150807194942
ER  - 
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author = "Vorkapić, Miloš and Radovanović, Filip and Ćoćkalo, Dragan and Đorđević, Dejan",
year = "2017",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/776",
abstract = "Lean management (LM) is a set of procedures and principles used in industrial processes for finding and eliminating useless activities. This paper presents the analysis of business practices in small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia in comparison with defined LM principles. The aim of this study was to determine differences between the business practices in small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Serbia and LM standards in order to provide recommendations for improving business performance and production. Application of LM standards to reduce waste and optimize production in SMEs in Serbia has not been investigated before, although this practice has been successfully used in neighboring countries, such as Slovenia, Romania and Macedonia. The importance of this new approach is directly related to the benefits that can be achieved to improve business practices in SMEs in Serbia. This study shows that enterprises lack a system which ensures that the customer gets a quality product on time, the optimization of production and resources are limited, standard procedures are not sufficiently implemented in micro enterprises, and a significant difference exists between job requirements and skills of the employees. The recommendations to improve operations in accordance with the LM principles include introduction of a monitoring and control system to ensure timely delivery and customer satisfaction, tools introduction such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), inventory management, and Kaizen as a philosophy of continuous improvement.",
journal = "Tehnički vjesnik",
title = "Applicability of the lean concept to the management of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia",
pages = "1929-1934-1934",
volume = "24",
number = "6",
doi = "10.17559/TV-20150807194942"
}
Vorkapić, M., Radovanović, F., Ćoćkalo, D.,& Đorđević, D. (2017). Applicability of the lean concept to the management of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia.
Tehnički vjesnik, 24(6), 1934-1934.
https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20150807194942
Vorkapić M, Radovanović F, Ćoćkalo D, Đorđević D. Applicability of the lean concept to the management of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia. Tehnički vjesnik. 2017;24(6):1934-1934
Vorkapić Miloš, Radovanović Filip, Ćoćkalo Dragan, Đorđević Dejan, "Applicability of the lean concept to the management of small-scale manufacturing enterprises in Serbia" 24, no. 6 (2017):1934-1934,
https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20150807194942 .
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