Title: Sustainable implementation drivers and barriers of lean-agile manufacturing in original equipment manufacturers: a literature review study

Authors: Parthiban Srinivas; Vidyadhar V. Gedam; Balkrishna E. Narkhede; Vaibhav S. Narwane; Ashwini Gotmare

Addresses: National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake Rd., Near the Residence Hotel, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400087, India; TVS Motor Company Limited, P.B. # 4, Harita, Hosur, Tamilnadu – 635109, India ' Environmental Engineering and Management, #610, Level 6, ALB Building, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai, Mumbai – 400087, India ' Department of Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Mumbai – 400087, Maharashtra, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400019, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, MCT's Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Behind HDFC Bank, Juhu Versova Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: The purpose of this research article is to determine the drivers and barriers faced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) during the sustainable implementation of lean-agile manufacturing. A set of keywords were identified, and the 50 papers from reputed journals were reviewed and classified into two sections, i.e., theoretical and empirical work. The selected criteria for the paper analysis were article name, article year, country, journal, and keywords. The main contribution and findings of this article, 165 drivers and barriers to sustainable implementation of the lean-agile system in OEMs, were identified. The drivers and barriers that appeared most regularly were management related issues, human resources management problems, inadequate technology and innovation, and financial constraints. The last section of this paper comprised, a suggestion which displays the 165 identified drivers and barriers, which classified into 14 broad categories such as management, employee, technology, organisation, infrastructure, finance, government support and policies, stakeholders, behavioural, sustainability, strategy, standard/systems and general. This can help the academicians and practitioners to make the decisions for their research and business practices by applying qualitative and quantitative methods.

Keywords: lean-agile; drivers; critical success factors; challenges; barriers; sustainable; original equipment manufacturers; OEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2022.121587

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2022 Vol.26 No.1, pp.61 - 94

Received: 05 Aug 2019
Accepted: 13 Oct 2019

Published online: 21 Mar 2022 *

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