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Relationships of lean, green manufacturing and sustainable performance: Assessing the applicability of the proposed model

Khalili, Amjad and Ismail, Md Yusof and Karim, A.N. Mustafizul and Che Daud, Mohd Radzi (2016) Relationships of lean, green manufacturing and sustainable performance: Assessing the applicability of the proposed model. In: 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016, 8th-10th March 2016, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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While Lean Manufacturing (LM) focuses on minimization of wastes, Green Manufacturing (GM) emphasizes on achieving zero emissions. Little is known about the linkage between these two initiatives and their integration. Furthermore, it is also not clear whether these two initiatives can coexist in the same organization or not. To address the gaps, this paper highlights the potential synergic effect and proposes a multi-dimensional model based on assumptions (1) GM is represented by the soft aspects of Environmental Management System (EMS), (2) the EMS is the possible mediator in the relationship between LM and Sustainable Performance (SP), and (3) the mediating model can be examined using bootstrapping technique within Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The contributions of this paper are theoretical in nature which include (i) proposal of a conceptual approach comprising of three integrated models (ii) introduction of the lean manufacturing with four bundles namely, problem solving, process, philosophy and people (LM 4P). Four hypotheses were postulated for the research. The preliminary results indicate that the model is validated by conducting semi structured interviews in few industries in Malaysia. The future direction of this paper is to empirically investigate the model for hypotheses testing through the techniques employed in SEM. © IEOM Society International. © IEOM Society International.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6943/55160
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean; Green; Sustainable; Mediation; Interview.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Prof. Dr. Md Yusof Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 14:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55160

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