|Start Page Number:||163|
|End Page Number:||184|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2017|
|Journal:||International Journal of Services and Operations Management|
|Authors:||Galankashi Masoud Rahiminezhad, Helmi Syed Ahmad|
|Keywords:||performance, manufacturing industries, supply & supply chains, analytic hierarchy process|
The main goal of this study was to propose a new framework to assess the operational activities of lean manufacturing (LM). Lean‐related activities of supply chain drivers are less investigated in previous literature. To fill this gap, the operational activities of logistic (facility, transportation and inventory) and cross‐functional (information, sourcing and pricing) drivers of supply chain were proposed in this study. These activities were then ranked using an analytical hierarchy process (AHP). The proposed activities were investigated by the cycle view of supply chain. Finally, the proposed framework was translated to a survey (Appendix) to be used for assessing the leanness of manufacturing companies.