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International Journal of Competitiveness

International Journal of Competitiveness (IJC)

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International Journal of Competitiveness (4 papers in press)

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  • MCDM based analysis of factors affecting core functional competencies in Indian manufacturing industry   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajdeep Singh, Chandan Deep Singh, Talwinder Singh 
    Abstract: Presently manufacturing industry in India is facing healthy competition especially with giants in this field. To compete and to perform better in the market most of the companies are adopting core functional competencies. This paper deals with qualitative analysis of data using various multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques. Using questionnaire survey data was collected and different factors had been finalised. From the analysis results, those factors were found which have major and minor affect on the company’s performance and competitiveness. Based on their affects and priorities, rankings have been given.
    Keywords: analytical hierarchy process; AHP; competitiveness; technical competency; principle eigenvalue; consistency ratio.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJC.2022.10046822
  • Impact of core functional competencies on success of manufacturing sector: literature review   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajdeep Singh, Chandan Deep Singh, Talwinder Singh 
    Abstract: Core functional competencies have significant effect on the performance of the manufacturing sector as surveyed in the review. These help the firm to stand with the competition in the market by providing innovation in various aspects which are directly or indirectly related to competencies. In this article previous year’s papers have been surveyed to know about the competency based concepts in manufacturing industries. These are related to different aspects like overall performance of firm, management activities being carried out, working culture of the organisation, products and service related tasks and quality of the products. The survey may help to further studies related to core functional competencies. Different types of competencies under core functional competencies can be implemented for the studies.
    Keywords: competency; core competency; functional competency; management; competitiveness; reliability.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJC.2022.10052685
  • Effectiveness of green manufacturing in resolving environmental issues: a review   Order a copy of this article
    by Jasvinder Singh, Chandan Deep Singh, Dharmpal Deepak 
    Abstract: Green manufacturing (GM) has been garnering the attention of academia since the 1990s, with the evolution of many related concepts, as one of the most essential topics for human beings' sustainable development. After nearly three decades of growth, a general map of existing research is now required to reflect the major concepts and concerns at hand. A bibliometric analysis is used to do this. The main contribution of this research is to concentrate on the use and impact of lean and green manufacturing approaches. The manufacturing industry's frequent issues and misunderstandings are investigated. This study examines the parallels and benefits of both lean and green techniques. It enables industries to have a better grasp of the tools' use and challenges before moving on with the lean and green approach's actual deployment. This report also addresses potential research gaps related to the industry's need for an effective green implementation approach.
    Keywords: green manufacturing (GM); sustainable manufacturing; lean and green; sustainability; manufacturing industry; green implementation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJC.2023.10054967
  • Analysis of factors affecting core functional competencies in manufacturing industries using fuzzy AHP   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajdeep Singh 
    Abstract: For firms to be more competitive in the market, core functional abilities are crucial. They give a business the tools it needs to outperform rivals in terms of performance speed, adaptability, and dependability. Many tools and approaches, such as instruments for quantitative and qualitative analysis, are utilised to analyse these elements. This paper deals with the analysis of attributes using Fuzzy AHP technique. During the analysis different factors have been identified and categorised on the priority basis using the Fuzzy AHP which can help the organisation through better insight of core functional competencies.
    Keywords: fuzzy AHP; competitiveness; core functional competencies; MCDM; multi-criteria decision-making.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJC.2023.10056763