The Barriers to Lean Implementation in This New Industrial Context
This paper focuses on Lean’s evolution, through a comparison between lean practices since its appearance at Toyota until today in new industrial context characterized by new scientific and technological challenges. We will specially focus on identifying the barriers that can hinder the application of lean in company, in this new industrial context framed by globalization, increased competition between support structures, technological progress, the emergence of information system and new customer that is becoming increasingly demanding.
We will therefore propose solutions that can help companies to overcome the obstacles that hinder the application of lean. Through five case studies that will allow us to collect a multi-stakeholder perception of barriers to lean.
KeywordsLean thinking Internal and external factors Information system
At the end of this work, which is part of our thesis on lean thinking, we express our gratitude and our sincere thanks to all those who contributed directly or indirectly to the realization of this article in particular M. Cherti and M. Bahaj who assisted us during the various stages of our work. Their guidance and valuable advice and availability have allowed us to master and overcome the challenges of this communication.
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