Title: A qualitative and quantitative comparison of various waste management techniques

Authors: Harsimran Singh Sodhi; Doordarshi Singh; Bikram Jit Singh

Addresses: Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Punjab, India ' BBSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India ' Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to compare various waste management techniques qualitatively and quantitatively. In this study, a qualitative analysis of various techniques has been done on the basis of literature review; further, AHP method has been used for the comparison of waste management techniques. Lean Six Sigma has been emerging as the best waste management technique during the comparison of various waste management techniques, qualitatively and quantitatively. This study will assist the floor managers in manufacturing organisations to identify the best waste management technique and to plan accordingly for the adequate implementation.

Keywords: lean manufacturing; Six Sigma; Lean Six Sigma; waste management; scrap reduction; SME's; total quality management; quality control; kaizen; just in time; poka-yoke.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2022.126923

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2022 Vol.28 No.3, pp.350 - 363

Received: 22 Dec 2019
Accepted: 30 Apr 2020

Published online: 14 Nov 2022 *

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