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An investigation into strategies for transforming mining organisations into lean profitable enterprises: A case of Murowa Diamonds Mine (year 2008-2010)

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dc.contributor.author Gaza, Kumbirayi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-13T08:53:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-13T08:53:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Gaza, K. (2011). An investigation into strategies for transforming mining organisations into lean profitable enterprises: A case of Murowa Diamonds Mine (year 2008-2010). (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3499
dc.description.abstract The study sought to investigate the strategies that can be used to transform organisations into lean profitable enterprises. Its objectives were to assess the understanding of lean principles, propose strategies for removal of operational waste, ascertain whether bloated structures affect efficiency, design lean adoption methodologies and countermeasures to deal with lean transformation pitfalls. The researcher used both epistemology and ontology research philosophies. The study utilised the case study research technique to extract both quantitative and qualitative data. A survey was conducted, on a sample size of 60 respondents picked from a population of 253 elements comprising of Murowa Diamonds employees and long term contractors. The major findings from the research comprised of a general good understanding of the lean principles and acknowledgement of lean in improving operational excellence, strategies such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, TPM and Kaizen were proposed to remove operational waste, rigid or bloated organisational structure was found to be affecting Murowa Diamond’s efficiency or effectiveness, 3-Staged methodology was found to be most appropriate for lean adoption, and countermeasures for sustaining lean included leadership and management commitment. Some of the recommendations made included lean training, employee engagement, adoption of use of lean tools, and creating a culture of continuous improvement. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.subject Mining industry en_US
dc.subject Stategic management en_US
dc.subject Organisational transformation en_US
dc.title An investigation into strategies for transforming mining organisations into lean profitable enterprises: A case of Murowa Diamonds Mine (year 2008-2010) en_US
dc.contributor.registrationnumber R0019040 en_US
thesis.degree.advisor Ruturi, Samson
thesis.degree.country Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Graduate School of Management en_US
thesis.degree.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.grantoremail specialcol@uzlib.uz.ac.zw
thesis.degree.level MBA en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Business Administration en_US
thesis.degree.thesistype Thesis en_US
dc.date.defense 2011


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