Literature Review

  • Jagdeep Singh
  • Harwinder Singh
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Operations Management book series (BRIEFSOPERMAN)


In today’s highly dynamic and rapidly changing environment, the global competition among organizations has led to higher demands on the manufacturing organizations. The manufacturing industry has experienced an unprecedented degree of change in the last three decades, involving drastic changes in management approaches, product and process technologies, customer expectations, supplier attitudes, as well as competitive behavior. These challenges are forcing the manufacturing organizations globally to foster high reliability, availability, and maintainability in the manufacturing systems by implementation of various strategic and proactive market-driven strategies to remain competitive in a highly dynamic environment (Ahuja & Khamba, 2008). With increased competition, attention has been focused on improving efficiency of manufacturing operations to meeting market conditions in terms of delivery, cost, and quality (Yamashina, 1995). To meet the continuously changing environment, satisfy customer, and retain market share, incremental improvements of manufacturing system processes have become necessary (Shingeo, 1988). It includes collection of activities aiming at simplifying production processes through elimination of different types of waste (Terziovski, 2002). It is based on making incremental innovation supported by different types of practices (Malik, Li-bin, YeZhuang, & Xiao-lin, 2007). Companies are therefore applying continuous improvement practices to enhance their systems and operations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jagdeep Singh
    • 1
  • Harwinder Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial and Production Engineering DepartmentDr B R Ambedkar NITJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentGuru Nanak Dev Engineering CollegeLudhianaIndia

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