ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN MALAYSIAN NUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: CONCEPTUAL PAPER
Publication Date : 31/05/2020
Manufacturing industries mainly converts components through chemical processes into unique products with the aid of power-driven machines. Challenges in the manufacturing industry organisation have become critical due to the advancement of technologies in this globalisation era. In Malaysia, entrepreneurial orientation, organisational characteristics, and knowledge management have impacts on manufacturing organisations. This study reports the relationship between the factors mentioned above and the manufacturing industries. Economic growth changed its contributions from the manufacturing industries sectors in the last two decades and the significance of manufacturing is manifested by its grant to the nation’s gross domestic product, foreign trade and job creation. Several manufacturing industries closed their operations and shifted to other countries to reduce operating cost and earn more profits. This situation indicates not a good sign in the nation’s economy. The growth of manufacturing industries depends on the employees and also the top management or owners. Employees should always commit themselves to implement flexible manufacturing systems by technology adoption. This awareness not only essential to help them in gaining basic educational knowledge, but it will also improve their productivity performances in manufacturing industries.
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