A framework for comparative evaluation of lean performance of firms using fuzzy TOPSIS

Sanjay Kumar, Bhim Singh, Mohammed Asim Qadri, Y.V. Satya Kumar, Abid Haleem
2013 International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management  
Lean manufacturing is becoming the frontrunner in solving manufacturing-related problems. To sustain the lean journey, assessing lean readiness is the appropriate way to implement it in any industry. In this research, lean readiness is evaluated in a case study industry using a framework model. It consists of two dimensions: the critical success factors, and the barriers. Using force field analysis, the conflicting nature of these dimensions was portrayed. With the help of fuzzy logic, a
more » ... hical fuzzy system was developed to evaluate lean readiness. The result of this method opens up a new direction for managers to identify lean readiness.
doi:10.1504/ijpqm.2013.054267 fatcat:ja5hnvo6wreita2fn5krnwzdle