IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 11, November 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
There is lack of lean practices and the future of the printing industry is full of close down threats by the digital and paperless media which poses a challenge worth serious attention and the big question lies on whether now, it is a choice or a decision printing firms need to take consideration of lean operation practices in order to survive this catastrophe. It is not clear whether the effects of the lean operation practices in the print industry affect performance of this industry. This study sought to investigate the empirical effects of entrepreneurial lean operation practices of Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Total Productive Management (TPM) and Human Resource Management (HRM) practices on organizational performance in the printing industry. A desktop research of 103 papers out of the total 318 previously identified was done, this purely involved secondary data sources’ review and by aid of descriptive research design. The empirical findings reveal that lean operation printing practices can help to reduce cost by eliminating waste and having continuous improvement of the processes.