The Effect of SMED on Benefits Gained in Maquiladora Industry
AbstractNowadays, Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) has achieved great industrial popularity. However, it remains unclear to what extent and how SMED implementation at its different stages benefits industries. To address this gap, this research proposes a structural equation model to quantitatively measure SMED effects. The model has six hypotheses that link SMED stages and benefits. To statistically validate such hypotheses, a questionnaire was administered to 373 Mexican maquiladoras located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Results show that before starting SMED implementation process, companies must be appropriately familiarized with their production process. Mainly, manufacturing companies in Ciudad Juárez need to focus their efforts on the SMED planning stage (Step 1) in order to identify important internal production activities and turn them into external activities. In fact, SMED planning stage has direct and indirect effects on subsequent stages and SMED benefits. View Full-Text
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Díaz-Reza, J.R.; García-Alcaraz, J.L.; Martínez-Loya, V.; Blanco-Fernández, J.; Jiménez-Macías, E.; Avelar-Sosa, L. The Effect of SMED on Benefits Gained in Maquiladora Industry. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1237.
Díaz-Reza JR, García-Alcaraz JL, Martínez-Loya V, Blanco-Fernández J, Jiménez-Macías E, Avelar-Sosa L. The Effect of SMED on Benefits Gained in Maquiladora Industry. Sustainability. 2016; 8(12):1237.Chicago/Turabian Style
Díaz-Reza, José R.; García-Alcaraz, Jorge L.; Martínez-Loya, Valeria; Blanco-Fernández, Julio; Jiménez-Macías, Emilio; Avelar-Sosa, Liliana. 2016. "The Effect of SMED on Benefits Gained in Maquiladora Industry." Sustainability 8, no. 12: 1237.
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