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dc.contributor.authorSawe, Fredrick
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Jay
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T08:44:40Z
dc.date.available2019-08-29T08:44:40Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.citationSawe, B.F., and Daniel, J. (2019) 'An Investigation of Supply Chain Operational Improvements for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A UK Manufacturing Case Study', Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Pilsen, Czech Republic, 23-26 July. Michigan: IEOM, pp. 1-12.en_US
dc.identifier.issn21698767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624138
dc.description.abstractIn an increasingly turbulent business environment and intensive market competition and globalisation, manufacturing organisations of the 21st century have been forced to continuously seek improvements in their supply chain operations to increase productivity and quality. Therefore, making competition no longer between organisations but rather among its supply chains by seeking to reduce costs and improve quality as an alternative to gain higher market share. This paper investigates different aspects of operations and supply chain improvement of a small and medium manufacturing organisation in UK. The main objective of this paper is to help SMEs to identify deficiencies in their operations and take necessary steps to correct them to enhance performance and productivity in their supply chain operations. For this to happen, the current study has implemented lean approach as a method to improve the organisation’s supply chain, enhancing the quality of processes and products. By conducting interviews and observations together with gathering company internal records, it remarks some potential problems of the manufacturing company. Finally, several recommendations (such as introducing ERP system) are made for future improvements.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIEOM Societyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieomsociety.org/pilsen2019/papers/361.pdfen_US
dc.subjectSupply Chain Operationsen_US
dc.subjectPerformance Improvementen_US
dc.subjectSmall and Medium Size Enterprise (SME)en_US
dc.titleAn investigation of supply chain operational improvements for small and medium enterprises (SMEs): A UK manufacturing case studyen_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the 3rd european conference on industrial engineering and operations management (IEOM)en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-04
refterms.dateFOA2019-08-29T08:44:40Z
dc.author.detail785966en_US


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