Title: Process innovation and sustainable production: the role of methods engineering in exporting companies

Authors: Alex Pacheco; Edwin Vegas-Gallo; Rosario Pariona-Luque; Marco A. Añaños-Bedriñana; Wilson Marín; Jorge Franco-Medina; Liz Pacheco-Pumaleque

Addresses: Universidad Nacional de Cañete, San Vicente de Cañete, Peru ' Universidad Peruana de Ciencias e Informatica, Jesús María District, Lima, Peru ' Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Huanta, Huanta, Peru ' Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Chota, Av. Jose Osores 418 Chota Cajamarca, Peru ' Universidad César Vallejo, 6232 Avenida Alfredo Mendiola, Comas, Peru ' Universidad Nacional de Cañete, San Vicente de Cañete, Peru ' Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

Abstract: Nowadays, the implementation of methods engineering is fundamental, as it allows the identification of unnecessary processes and the design of new methods that make better use of resources. Therefore, a method engineering model is proposed to improve the productivity of exporting companies in Cañete. The research is applied, with a quantitative approach and experimental design. A questionnaire addressed to 389 employees was used with regard to the methods engineering variable and the productivity variable. The results show that 44.73% of the employees state that the level of methods engineering is poor, 48.59% state that the level of time engineering is poor and 52.96% state that the level of production is poor. These results reflect that a method engineering model should be proposed to promote process innovation with a sustainable production approach that increases resource efficiency.

Keywords: methods engineering; productivity; use of resources; study of methods; process innovation; quality.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2023.132687

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2023 Vol.16 No.1/2/3, pp.46 - 58

Received: 28 Dec 2022
Accepted: 21 Apr 2023

Published online: 07 Aug 2023 *

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