Today, the increasing competition along with the changes in market conditions force businesses to engage in customer-focused activities. Therefore, the businesses aiming to keep up with the recent conditions and meet the customer demands on time in full have abandoned the traditional production systems and structured their production systems in line with today’s conditions. In this regard, lean production systems adopting customer-oriented principles that may increase the enterprises’ competitiveness becomes necessary. Businesses operating with a lean production philosophy must well identify any potential waste that may arise in the production system and design production systems that are capable of creating smart solutions to eliminate waste. This study aims to identify the correlation and interaction between determined performance criteria and waste types at an enterprise. DEMATEL method was employed to analyze the model in order to explain better the relation and interaction between the waste types and performance criteria. It has been demonstrated with the analysis results that the model employed in this study was able to identify the interaction and correlation between the company’s performance criteria and waste types.
Lean Manufacturing, Waste Types, Performance Criteria, DEMATEL