• Hanifah Hatif Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah, 26600 Pahang, Malaysia
  • Khai Loon Lee Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah, 26600 Pahang, Malaysia
  • Gusman Nawanir Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Islam Riau. Jl. Kaharuddin Nasution No. 113, Kota Pekanbaru, Indonesia



Employee performance, Workplace performance, Textile industry, Lean manufacturing, Practices


This study explores the possibility of enhancing employee and workplace performance by implementing lean manufacturing practises in a textile industry. It addresses the  the limited availability of empirical data concerning lean practices, with a particular focus on the textile industry. Qualitative approaches were employed involving direct observations and in-depth interviews with important stakeholders, followed by a thematic analysis of the data. The findings highlight the effects of lean manufacturing practises (Just-in-Time (JIT), flexibility, and continuous improvement) on worker performance, workplace productivity, quality, and overall organisational performance. The outcomes of this research offer valuable insights and practical recommendations for textile companies aiming to enhance their employee and workplace performance through the adoption of lean manufacturing practices. Such implementation will help to reduce lead time, improve customer satisfaction, and increase productivity and efficiency.


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How to Cite

Hatif, H., Lee, K. L., & Nawanir, G. (2024). IMPROVING EMPLOYEE AND WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE VIA LEAN MANUFACTURING PRACTICES: A CASE STUDY IN TEXTILE COMPANY. International Journal of Industrial Management, 18(1), 43–59.



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