Analysis of Total Quality Management (TQM), Just In Time (JIT) System, and Partnership Implementations on Corporate Competitive Advantages and Mediation of Lean Manufacturing Performance

Iwan Nauli Daulay


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of implementations of total quality management (TQM), just in time (JIT) system and partnership on corporate competitive advantages and mediation of lean manufacturing performance. Respondents of the research were managerial levels from supervisor to senior manager in manufacturing organizations. The data were collected from 106 manufacturing managers and supervisors and analyzed by using a path analysis methodology. Based on construct 2, it was found that TQM, JIT and partnership directly influenced lean manufacturing performance.Furthermore, TQM gave the most direct influencetoward corporate competitive advantages. Similarly,it was found on contruct 1 that TQM, JIT, and partnership directly influenced corporate competitive advantages, in which JIT gave the most influence toward lean manufacturing performance. Finally, lean manufacturing performance indirectly could be a mediation to increase the influence of TQM, JIT and partnership on corporate competitive advantages.

Keywords: total quality management, just in time, partnership, lean manufacturing performance, corporate competitive advantages.

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