Title: The relationship between sustainable manufacturing practices, lean improvement and performance

Authors: Nurul Fadly Habidin; Anis Fadzlin Mohd Zubir; Nursyazwani Mohd Fuzi; Mad Ithnin Salleh

Addresses: Department of Management and Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Management and Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between sustainable manufacturing practices, lean improvement, and performance in Malaysian automotive industry by using structural equation modelling technique. Survey questionnaires were used among 227 managers in Malaysian automotive industry. SEM technique was used to test the statistical analysis of the data required in the study. Based on the results, sustaining lean improvement is part of a mediating relationship between sustainable manufacturing practices and performance which is positive results. For this purpose, it assists academicians and researchers for sustainable manufacturing practices implementation in order to assist the automotive industry to increase lean improvement and performance.

Keywords: sustainable manufacturing practices; lean improvement; performance; manufacturing process; environmental management; social responsibility; continuous improvement; reliability; structural equation modelling; automotive industry.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2020.105529

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.16 No.1, pp.92 - 107

Received: 10 Jan 2018
Accepted: 26 Nov 2018

Published online: 21 Feb 2020 *

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