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Review the influence of lean tools and its performance against the index of manufacturing sustainability
by Muhamad Zaki Yusup; Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood; Mohd Rizal Salleh; Azrul Shahimy Mohd Yusof
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management (IJASM), Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015

 

Abstract: Lean production is known as a social-technical management philosophy that encompasses multiple disciplines that focus on increasing the manufacturing productivity by emphasising on the elimination of waste, and increasing the value-added activities. Recognising the internal influences brought by lean in manufacturing practices, this article focuses on how the convergences in lean philosophies are able to contribute in establishing a sustainable manufacturing practice. Based on three performance of sustainability, namely the competency accomplishment performance, economic achievement performance and the environmental responsiveness performance, the discussion is focused on exploring how performance of lean implementation contributes in increasing the development performance of sustainable manufacturing. The findings in this study are able to be used for future researches in formulating new strategies in managing the manufacturing operations. This eventually brings an enormous benefit for further research in improving the operational efficiency, in order to remain competitive in dealing with the intense competition in a global manufacturing environment.

Online publication date: Sat, 11-Jul-2015

 

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