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International Journal of Advanced Operations Management

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM)

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  • Sustainability 4.0 in the Fashion Industry: a Systematic Literature Review   Order a copy of this article
    by Marcella Fernanda Vieira Ottoni Bezerra Da Silva, Fagner José Coutinho De Melo 
    Abstract: This paper aims to identify the factors that affect Sustainability 4.0 in the fashion industry through a systematic literature review (RSL). To carry out the RSL, the Web of Science and Scopus databases were used, with a time limit between the years 2017 and 2022. The RSL identified 26 papers considered a relevant contribution to the construction of knowledge about the researched topic. From these papers, 46 factors were listed that affect Sustainability 4.0 in the fashion industry, based on the dimensions established by the triple bottom line (TBL) theory, with 19 factors linked to the economic dimension, 12 to the social dimension and 15 to the environmental dimension. The paper concludes that a synergistic relationship was observed between the listed factors and the subject studied. Thus, this article offers a new contribution to the literature, providing data for different audiences, leading them to sustainable and technological development.
    Keywords: sustainable development; fashion industry; digital transformation; Industry 4.0; sustainability.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2023.10060875
  • Optimising production scheduling decisions in flowshop manufacturing cells for a sportswear manufacturing case   Order a copy of this article
    by Sebastian Cáceres-Gelvez, Martín Darío Arango-Serna, Julian Zapata 
    Abstract: This paper aims to reduce makespan and total weighted tardiness (TWT) by applying a cellular manufacturing system (CMS) approach based on formulations for the flowshop group scheduling problem (FSGSP) to the sewing area of a sportswear manufacturing company in Colombia. The main contribution of this paper is the application of recent FSGSP models to a novel case study in the apparel industry. As part of the methodology, two FSGSP models framed in a CMS environment were proposed based on the literature review. In addition, a genetic algorithm (GA) was developed to evaluate this application in terms of makespan and TWT. The results showed that the proposed approach completely reduced the total tardiness penalty costs and 56.23% for makespan compared to the current state. These results seek to promote the application of models and techniques for addressing the lack of productivity, high waste, and customer dissatisfaction in this Colombian industry.
    Keywords: flowshop group scheduling; cellular manufacturing; genetic algorithm; apparel industry; total weighted tardiness; TWT; makespan.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2023.10063266
  • Healthcare quality: applying a SERVUSE model   Order a copy of this article
    by Payam Mahmoudian, Hossein Ebrahimipour, Hassan Doosti, Reza Vafaee Najar, Hajar Haghighi, Elaheh Hooshmand, Seyede-Elahe Hosseini 
    Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate service quality that is provided in hospitals affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences based on SERVUSE model in 2018. In this cross-sectional study, 130 cardiac surgery patients of three hospitals were being investigated using SERVUSE questionnaire. The questionnaire had six dimensions include: tangibles, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy and usability. The validity was being approved through the content validity and its reliability by using Cronbach's alpha. Data have been analysed by SPSS software. The gap between patient perceptions and expectations were as follows: tangibility (0.52), usability (0.23), reliability (0.22), assurance (0.21), responsiveness (0.11) and empathy (0.06) and a significant relationship between expectations and perceptions and variables such as behavioural intention, perceived quality and satisfaction. (p-value: 0.001). Managers should pay more attention to improve the physical environment of hospitals, utilise proper equipment in order to reduce quality gaps.
    Keywords: quality of service; SERVUSE; patient preference; hospital; Iran.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2023.10064056