Is agile manufacturing the right tool for manufacturing SMEs? by Dr. Adel Hejaaji

Speaker Dr Adel Hejaaji
Title
Is agile manufacturing the right tool for manufacturing SMEs?
Type
  • talk
Duration
  • 30
  • 45
Track
  • enterprise
  • management
Presentation language
  • English
Description

Though never certain, over the last decade the business environment for the manufacturing enterprise has become increasingly turbulent, characterised by relentless change and increasing uncertainty due to factors that include; globalisation, the emergence of competitors in low-cost economies and cost-down pressures, ever-shortening product life cycles, technological and legislative changes and more exacting customers. In response many organisations have turned to Lean Manufacturing and applied the principles and practices to current manufacturing activity as a way of addressing waste within the system, improving product quality and reducing manufacturing costs in order to remain competitive. Though effective in securing existing business, when applied alone this approach has been shown not address the issue of future activity and for many organisations improvement in productivity and quality has simply led to company down-sizing and ultimately in some cases plant closure.

For over a decade, organisational change experts, acutely aware of these powerful trends, have been talking about the need to develop ‘‘agile’’ companies that anticipate and respond to rapidly changing conditions in ways that effectively manage both technical and stakeholder complexity.

This speech aims to defined the benefits of using agile manufacturing tools in manufacturing SMEs

My speech will focus on the following: 

-       The characteristic of today’s business environment

-       Changes and Challenges facing the manufacturing SMEs

-       The definition of agile manufacturing

how can agile manufacturing be the appropriate tool for SMEs

       case study

Agenda

20 - 30 minute presentation

SMEs Activities

Some Facts about SMEs

The Power of  SMEs

The Failure Level of SMEs

Main Failure Reasons for SMEs

Why do we need to be Agile?

Definition of Agile Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing Concept and Factors

How can agile manufacturing be the appropriate tool for SMEs?

Benefits of Agile Manufacturing

Case Strides

Conclusion

 

15 Discussion (optional)

Constraints and Class Arrangement
Session History

Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker of Expand Success International Conference on Engineering, Technology and  Science  (CMEE 2015) Sep 17 - 19, 2015 Miedzyzdroje, Poland.

Keynote speaker of Expand Success International Conference on Engineering, Technology and  Science  (ICETS 2014) Nov 26 - 27, 2014 Dubai, UAE

Keynote speaker of International Conference on Economic, Accounting, Management, Social Science, Engineering, Arts Management and Environment ICEAMSEAE,  December 11 - 12, 2014 Szczecin, Poland

Keynote speaker of Optional Conference: Agile management, not just for managers, March 24-25, 2015, Budapest, Hungary.

Keynote speaker of International Conference Economics, Management and Social Science ICEMSS, April 14-15, 2015, Barcalona, Spain.

Keynote speaker of 3rd International Symposium on Engineering and Natural Sciences ISEANS, 12 – 14 August 2015  

Co-presenter
Last Updated 16 Mar 18:00