Internal lean practitioner’s challenges in lean principles implementation

  • S.K. Sing
  • M.H. Mohd Saudi
Keywords: supply chain management practices, lean principles, internal management commitment


The purpose of the work presented in this paper is to uncover the challenges faced by internal lean practitioners and provide recommendations on how to overcome the challenges of implementing lean principles in own organization. The approach to this paper is to answer the questions such as “how does internal management commitment impact the Lean principles?”, “how does Supply Chain Management practices impact the lean principles?”, “can Supply Chain Management practices be embedded with internal management commitment?” The relationship proposed in the framework was analyzed using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The key findings of this paper has shown that higher level of internal management commitment in Supply Chain Management Practices and lean principles implementation is critical in overcoming the challenges faced by internal lean practitioners.

Keywords: supply chain management practices; lean principles; internal management commitment

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print ISSN: 1112-9867