The Selected Problems of Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Mexican SMEs

  • Mariusz Bednarek
  • Luis Fernando Niño Luna
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 257)

This paper presents the results of investigation of selected problems concerning Lean Manufacturing Implementation at SMEs in México. The analysis is a result of survey conducted in a sample of 24 manufacturing enterprises and it has been supported by some Mexican governmental information sources as well as additional studies which have been conducted before. The paper presents also a preliminary proposal of a methodology of implementation of lean manufacturing and the model of lean manufacturing appropriate in Mexican industrial plants conditions.

The findings of this research are the following: a)The most important problems related to Mexican manufacturing SMEs, b) The problems related to the implantation of lean manufacturing in Mexican SMEs


Total Quality Management Manufacturing Enterprise Lean Manufacturing Mexican Government National Development Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariusz Bednarek
    • 1
  • Luis Fernando Niño Luna
    • 2
  1. 1.Warsaw Technical UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Politechnical University of San Luis PotosíMexico

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