Um levantamento das práticas de Manufatura Enxuta em pequenas e médias empresas no Brasil
Hayashi, Ana Paula
Qualitative studies show that Lean Manufacturing implementation in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) is performed in an informal way. Within this context, the main goal of this paper is to investigate the most commonly used Lean Manufacturing practices that are being implemented within Brazilian SME’s companies. In addition, this paper also aims at presenting what is lean manufacturing in the view of SME in Brazil. The research method used in this paper was an exploratory survey. The results show that the studied companies use practices in a fragmented way, not having a holistic view of lean manufacturing which is considered as being one of the most important part of such philosophy. This represents an opportunity for the studied companies.