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Practice and Challenges in the Application of Kaizen in Addis Ababa: A Case of Yeka and Arada Sub- City Government Technical & Vocational Educational & Training Kaizen supported Manufacturing small and Micro Enterprises

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dc.contributor.advisor Habtamu, Getachew (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Adere, Kinfe
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-15T07:47:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-15T07:47:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/16809
dc.description.abstract As a continuous improvement tool for effective management, KAIZEN has been introduced in Ethiopia in various sectors including small and micro enterprises in Addis Ababa City administration. To what extent KAIZEN has been effectively implemented requires to be investigated to see the challenges of its implementation. The study aimed to assess the practices and challenges in the application of Kaizen at Yeka and Arada sub-city in the case of manufacturing small and micro enterprises in Addis Ababa City Administration. The researcher used a descriptive research design with a mixed approach. Data was collected from 32 enterprise owners through questionnaires and from 13 key informants using semi-structured interviews. A total of 45 sample respondents were involved in the study selected through purposive sampling (Purposive sampling is useful in these instances because it provides a wide range of non-probability sampling techniques for the researcher to draw on) and simple random sampling (Simple random sampling is the basic sampling technique where we select a group of sample for study from 324 SMEs. Each enterprise is chosen entirely by chance and each member of the enterprise has an equal chance of being included in the sample to select the study areas and sampling respondents respectively. The quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, (percentage, mean and standard deviation) using SPSS Version 24. The findings indicated that there were challenges which derived from various sources, like gaps in knowledge of enterprise owners and their negative attitude towards the kaizen implementation and gaps in the capacity and capabilities of the management body. Regarding stakeholders; poor follow up by TVET deans, SMEs officials and AAKI institution were observed. The majority of the respondents elicited that the training the feedback they were provided on kaizen implementation was not sufficient and encouraging for the smooth operation of Kaizen. It is recommended that concerning bodies should work together to implement kaizen as a strategy and giving continuous training, feedback and follow-up for both enterprise owners and kaizen operators to make the KAIZEN system implemented effectively. Keywords: Challenges, waste elimination, Kaizen, 5Ss, stakeholders en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.subject waste elimination en_US
dc.subject Kaizen en_US
dc.subject 5Ss en_US
dc.subject Stakeholders en_US
dc.title Practice and Challenges in the Application of Kaizen in Addis Ababa: A Case of Yeka and Arada Sub- City Government Technical & Vocational Educational & Training Kaizen supported Manufacturing small and Micro Enterprises en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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