The Roles of TQM and JIT For Basic Metal Industries Global CompetitivenessDametew AW1,2*, Kitaw D1 and Ebinger O2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dametew AW
Addis Ababa Institute of Technology
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 26, 2017; Accepted Date: April 25, 2017; Published Date: April 30, 2017
Citation: Dametew AW, Kitaw D, Ebinger O (2017) The Roles of TQM and JIT for Basic Metal Industries Global Competitiveness. Ind Eng Manage 6: 212. doi:10.4172/2169-0316.1000212
Copyright: © 2017 Dametew AW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this study is to develop an integrated continuous improvement model so as to improving the global competitiveness of basic metal industries. The study concerned on the Ethiopian basic metal-manufacturing firms, with a special emphasis on the medium and large manufacturing industries. However, basic metal industries occupy a prominent position in the development agenda of many developing countries like Ethiopia. Hence, this study investigated the role of continuous improvement for global competition of basic metal industries, so as to tackle global competition problems on the firms. From numerous contentious improvements, we have to emphasis integrated JIT and TQM implementation on basic metal industries to improve competitive performance. The survey study is conduct through field observation, literature review of research articles, books, magazines, manuals, company report and electronic-sources which are analysis. A case study also conducted at Kaliti Metal Products Factory. The survey data is analyzed using descriptive analysis, SPCT (fishbone diagram). At literature level, the global competitiveness of Ethiopian economy was assessed and the current trends of continuous improvement tools implementation for global competitiveness of basic metal industries was analyzed. Poor supply chain system, manpower, raw material problems, energy fluctuation, outdated technology, manufacturing systems, financial and logistics problems are identified as the obstacles and influence the Ethiopian basic metal industry performance and global competitiveness. Based on the investigations an integrated continuous improving models are developed so as to improve the performance and global competitiveness of basic metal industries.