Fuzzy Developed Tool for Assessing Risk of Failure of Lean Implementation.

Deif, A., Mostafa, H. (2016). Fuzzy developed tool for assessing risk of failure of lean implementation. International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 4(8), 21-25. Retrieved from: http://pep.ijieee.org.in/journal_pdf/11-288-147486967021-25.pdf [Published: 2016]



Autor(es): Ahmed Deif and Hosameldeen Mostafa.


Abstract:  This paper introduces a new tool to measure the risk of lean implementation failure inside enterprises. The toolis designed based on a proposed model that manipulated fuzzy logic to measure the risk of lean failure and is called LIFRAT(Lean Implementation Failure Risk Assessment Tool). LIFRAT takes input from users in the form of multiple indicators thatmeasure different aspect of lean inside the enterprise. The indicators are categorized into four main categories: Managerialindicators, Functional indicators, Human factors indicators and External indicators. A sensitivity analysis was carried out toinvestigate different relations between the four main categories of lean indicators and the associated risk of failure. Thedeveloped tool was further demonstrated using four hypothetical cases of enterprises at four different stages of business lifecycle. Results showed the ability to quantify the risk of lean implementation failure. In addition, they showed that the risk offailure to implement lean system depends on the life cycle stage of the enterprise as well as the different weights allocatedfor the previous mentioned indicators. This research is an extra step to help managers in successfulmigration/implementation of lean concepts and tools via reducing the risk of failure of such process.

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