Implementation of Lean Kaizen in Saudi Arabian Higher Education Sector
Muhammad Attar

Muhammad Attar*, Assistant Professor of Industrial and System Engineering at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Manuscript received on September 20, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on September 27, 2021. | Manuscript published on September 30, 2021.| PP: 118-126 | Volume-10 Issue-11, September 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.K951709101121 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K9517.09101121
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Abstract: The Lean-Kaizen has been utilized in different sectors over the past years as a continuous improvement tool and wastes elimination to gain competitive advantage. Indeed, Lean- Kaizen implementation in the higher education sector has not been employed effectively in some countries. The paper aims to examine the current status of Lean-Kaizen implementation in the Saudi Arabian higher education sector. The survey was distributed to several universities in Saudi Arabia and the findings of the survey illustrated that the implementation of Lean-Kaizen is still in the early stages and not adopted widely in universities within Saudi Arabia. The paper provides valuable information about the current status of the Lean – Kaizen implementation in the Saudi Arabian higher education sector. A recommendation was proposed to guide universities and practitioners for future continuous improvement efforts.
Keywords: Lean Kaizen, Six Sigma, Higher Education