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Business-to-Business E-Commerce Adoption Amongst the Malaysian Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Strategic Agility as Moderator

Jaya Kumar Shanmugam, Teoh Ai Ping, Ramayah Thuraisamy
2022 EAJMR East Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research  
Three hundred and eighty-one Malaysian manufacturing SMEs participated in this study.  ...  Research on e-commerce in Malaysia is developing, especially amongst the manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as it includes questions about the adoption of business-to business (B2B  ...  The development of manufacturing SMEs expanded between4.8% and 6.8% between 2016and 2017.  ... 
doi:10.55927/eajmr.v1i4.76 fatcat:s3whflag6nekdjqxx4ineujl4a

Lean and agile in small- and medium-sized enterprises: Complementary or incompatible?

Neeshal Gurahoo, Roger H. Salisbury
2018 South African Journal of Business Management  
This article presents a model incorporating the lean principles that SMEs should adopt in order to achieve agility.  ...  This study explores the relationship between the implementation of lean supply chain management and the agility of manufacturing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  ...  The framework that was developed provides a useful tool to structure assessments of lean and agile capabilities in SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajbm.v49i1.11 fatcat:fx4ogc6rwrdc5gavvksfstt334

Agile Enterprise and Opportunity Recognition in SMEs: A Concise Bibliometric Analysis

Taimour, Stefan Trzcielinski
2021 EUROPEAN RESEARCH STUDIES JOURNAL  
Practical Implications: The selected and succinctly discussed publications from 2017-2021 provide SME practitioners with useful information that can initiate or develop their interest in agility and opportunity  ...  and opportunities recognition in SMEs.  ...  Agile manufacturing is now advocated in all industries.  ... 
doi:10.35808/ersj/2703 fatcat:r23dkeglafa6vkwt2kdoiheany

Linking Dynamic Capabilities and Market Performance of SMEs: The Moderating Role of Organizational Agility

Bülent Akkaya, Iqbal Qaisar
2021 Istanbul Business Research  
The purpose of this study is to highlight the moderating role of organizational agility (OA) between dynamic capabilities (DC) and market performance (MP) in SMEs in Turkey and Malaysia.  ...  market performance is often more directly tied to SMEs organizational agility.  ...  For manufacturers organizational agility is important to survive in a changeable environment.  ... 
doi:10.26650/ibr.2021.50.961237 fatcat:n32ulyjjb5cmvkhhmszmufsh6e

A New Product Development Model for SMEs: Introducing Agility to the Plan-Driven Concurrent Product Development Approach

Tena Žužek, Žiga Gosar, Janez Kušar, Tomaž Berlec
2021 Sustainability  
A potential solution to this problem could be in more flexible and value-driven agile project management (APM) approaches, typical of software development.  ...  In order to survive in today's highly competitive global market, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have had to transition from sequential to concurrent product development, which significantly  ...  Project management of agile-concurrent product development in SMEs. Figure 4 . 4 Figure 4. Project management of agile-concurrent product development in SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132112159 fatcat:nx6iwina4fbrlirbdexsjgf7xu

An Empirical Study on the Manufacturing Firm's Strategic Choice for Sustainability in SMEs

2018 Sustainability  
An empirical study is performed to verify the relationships proposed, using datasets collected from 232 manufacturing SMEs as module suppliers in South Korea.  ...  Secondly, we show that supply chain visibility directly leads firms to implement modular design in sustainable development.  ...  It seeks to promote collaboration in place of specialization such that SMEs will lead to sustainability in manufacturing and effectively competing in the market.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10020572 fatcat:cpqvu37b75gzzfz7i3utn5olgq

PROBLEMS OF SMALL AND MID-SIZED ENTERPRISES IN JAPAN'S SOFTWARE INDUSTRY

Mita Takahashi, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan
2020 Eurasian Journal of Economics and Finance  
This paper examines the reasons that most small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan's software industry do not develop into large firms.  ...  Finally, the paper illustrates several approaches in an effort to find solutions. The first method is introducing agile modeling and other iterative software development processes.  ...  Agile development is not easily implemented with offshore development. 2 IBM Japan started positively exploiting agile modeling in 2006.  ... 
doi:10.15604/ejef.2020.08.04.007 fatcat:c4wd34drwjbv5kcivfnjdiizwe

A road map for implementing lean and agile techniques in SMEs product development teams

Marco Leite, A.J. Baptista, A.M.R. Ribeiro
2016 International Journal of Product Development  
There he gain experience in the project of tools for the production of automotive sheet metal parts and in international simultaneous engineering projects with automotive manufactures (FIAT and FORD).  ...  The aim of this research paper is to formulate a road map for implementation of lean techniques within SMEs product development (PD) teams, identifying barriers to change and explaining possible drivers  ...  Acknowledgements This work was developed within the frame of the Project PRODUTECH PTI, nº 13851 of the Program of Incentives to Technological Research & Development, supported by the Portuguese Agency  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijpd.2016.076922 fatcat:jcu2kyx3uzdfhljrnfpilvl43y

Competencies of Production in SMEs in Assembly Industries in a Digital, Volatile Business Environment

Maria Hulla, Christian Ramsauer
2020 Tehnički glasnik  
SMEs are currently confronted with major challenges such as increasing uncertainty and volatility. In order to face these challenges, agility and digitalization can be implemented.  ...  The aim of this paper is to provide a roadmap for the development of the training concept.  ...  For this reason, the authors aim to explore the competencies needed in SMEs in a digitally volatile business environment and hence, to further develop training.  ... 
doi:10.31803/tg-20200720145117 fatcat:q6dc27c64fbrnfvcchwm6pawae

Lean and Agile Project Management and the Challenges for its Implementation in SMEs in Czech Republic

Róbert Modranský, Silvia Jakabová, Michal Hanák, Albert Oláh
2020 Technium Social Sciences Journal  
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the possibilities, challenges and benefits of implementing Lean & agile project management in manufacturing SMEs.  ...  However, there are still only a few researches devoted to agile hardware development, and even fewer on the possibilities of its implementation in SMEs.  ...  It would be fruitful to pursue further research about overcoming the identified challenges in adopting to LAPM in hardware development and to investigate which agile method could be the best fit for the  ... 
doi:10.47577/tssj.v9i1.1145 fatcat:xkzygvcmtvf4zmd6wlwfhgze24

Establishing agile supply networks through competence profiling

N. Armoutis, P. G. Maropoulos, P. Matthews, C. Lomas
2008 International journal of computer integrated manufacturing (Print)  
The ideas described have been tested with over two hundred engineering SMEs in the North East region of England. Participant companies are mainly engaged in the defence and aerospace industry.  ...  Focusing on the organisational competence notion, this work introduces a methodology to find suitable engineering Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) partners and to suggest effective agile supply networks.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank The Virtual Research Lab for a Knowledge Community in Production for their support in funding this research  ... 
doi:10.1080/09511920701607683 fatcat:yqldrbokj5cdbafpyxiuxghcom

Agility and Industry 4.0 Implementation Strategy in a Quebec Manufacturing SME

Stéphanie Bouchard, Georges Abdulnour, Sébastien Gamache
2022 Sustainability  
The objective of this research is to develop a strategy for implementing I4.0 in manufacturing SME, based on lean, agility, and intelligent modular product design.  ...  This has forced companies, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), to rethink their product design, production, and marketing models to remain competitive by increasing their agility in the  ...  A systematic literature review has made it possible to highlight that no approach has been developed to implement agility in Quebec manufacturing SME.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14137884 fatcat:cq4mafevwjadtc7knlixgm4lga

Strategic Agility and Small and Medium Enterprises' Performance: Evidence from Osun State, Nigeria

P. O. Ogunleye, S. A. Adeyemo, M. A. Adesola, Yakubu Yahaya
2021 South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics  
The study examines the influence of strategic agility on small and medium enterprises' (SMEs) performance with specific reference to SMEs operating in Osogbo metropolis, Osun State.  ...  Purposive sampling technique was employed to select SMEs engaging in manufacturing, trading, and service and agro-allied in Osogbo metropolis, Osun State, Nigeria, while snowball sampling technique was  ...  A growing of study has attested that SMEs are the engine room of nations' economic growth and development and the sector made up of over 90% of business organizations in both developed and emerging economies  ... 
doi:10.9734/sajsse/2021/v11i130275 fatcat:xd43cmqvrzfifdsugvhmwryu4m

Evaluating Drivers Impacting Buyer-Supplier Relationships in Agile Supply Chain

NAZURA MOHAMED SAYUTI, AZITADOLY MOHD ARIFFIN, AFIZA AZURA MOHAMAD ARSHAD, AZLIN SHAFINAZ MOHAMAD ARSHAD
2017 ADVANCES IN BUSINESS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL  
The findings ofthis study may generate ideas to manufacturers in agile environment to focus on partner's expectations in developing a mutually beneficial relationship.  ...  buyer-supplier relationships in the context of agile supply chains.  ...  Changing customer and technological requirements force manufacturers to develop agile supply chain capabilities in order to be competitive.  ... 
doi:10.24191/abrij.v3i2.10098 fatcat:w6z73pihzbaslgq74igmxe4a74

Helping Deluxe Beds to sleep easy: A case study of agile project management

Sammar Javed, Jim Bamford, Moheeb Abualqumboz
2020 International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation  
This case study describes the embedding of the Scrum project management framework as an innovation and operational improvement tool within a manufacturing Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) in the UK.  ...  Deluxe Beds Ltd is a family SME manufacturing beds and mattresses with a technically novice workforce mainly with no formal educational background.  ...  The manufacturing processes at Deluxe beds, in common with the majority of SMEs in the Bed industry, are almost entirely manual (Hunter and Wynn, 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.1177/1465750320974942 fatcat:qa56mgm43nh3lck37ozh5o7gc4
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