Title: Cleaner production value stream mapping at a chromium plating plant: a case study

Authors: Effendi Mohamad; Anuar Ishak; Mohd Rizal Bin Salleh; Muhamad Arfauz A. Rahman; Teruaki Ito; Mohd Amri Sulaiman

Addresses: Fakulti Kejuruteraan Pembuatan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia ' Department of Environment Melaka, Level 19, Menara Persekutuan, Jalan MITC, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia ' Fakulti Kejuruteraan Pembuatan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia ' Fakulti Kejuruteraan Pembuatan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences, Tokushima University, 2-1 Minami-Josanjima, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan ' Fakulti Kejuruteraan Pembuatan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia

Abstract: The conventional value stream mapping (VSM) processes could improve the performance of the three pillars, due to its sustainability, cost effective and many additional benefits. However, it does not take into consideration both the environmental and societal metrics at the same time. In this work, the 'lean and environmental toolkits' proposed by US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA, 2007) and the Malaysian Green Industry Auditor Guidelines (2014), was synergised. The work conducted at SME chromium plating company in Malaysia embeds different measures using the cleaner production (CP) technology in the novel VSM technique, and known as cleaner production VSM (CPVSM). This may promote the production line sustainability. This embedded technology has been proved to be an efficient visualisation process for the lean practices and able to promote a sustainable development at the implemented levels. The CP process implementation could also be improved and the lean manufacturing (LM) sustainability can be promoted.

Keywords: carbon footprint; cleaner production; lean manufacturing; LM; value stream mapping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2019.10022800

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2019 Vol.12 No.3, pp.245 - 260

Received: 12 Dec 2017
Accepted: 13 Dec 2018

Published online: 26 Jul 2019 *

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