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Lean-green manufacturing: the enabling role of information technology resource
Department of Industrial Engineering, Minab Higher Educational Center, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Department of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. (Production and automation engineering)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5530-3517
2018 (English)In: Kybernetes, ISSN 0368-492X, E-ISSN 1758-7883, Vol. 47, no 9, p. 1752-1777Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the existing knowledge about the relationships between information technology (IT), lean manufacturing (LM), organizational environmental issues and business performance.

Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to collect data from 122 elite manufacturers, and the hypothesized relationships were tested using partial least squares structural equation modeling. Findings – IT competence in LM acts as a lower-order organizational capability, and its business value should be recognized through the intermediate roles of LM effectiveness and environmental management capability. Findings recommend that the net benefits of LM are mainly materialized through waste and pollution reduction and simplified implementation of proactive environmental practices.

Research limitations/implications – Among other limitations, relying on a rather small sample size and cross-sectional data of this research, and lack of generalizability of findings, tends to have certain limitations. An interesting direction for future research would be to extend this research by assessing interaction of other types of IT resources with LM and organizational environmental issues.

Practical implications – Both LM and proactive environmental management are information-intensive. Investment in both technological and human aspects of IT resource aimed at increasing the effectiveness of LM activities and proactive environmental practices is imperative for contemporary manufacturers.

Originality/value – This study introduces the IT capability of IT competence in LM and two organizational capabilities of LM effectiveness and environmental management capability. By doing so, the study highlights the significant role of organizational environmental issues in devising firms’ IT and advanced manufacturing technology investment strategies in LM context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018. Vol. 47, no 9, p. 1752-1777
Keywords [en]
sustainability, lean manufacturing, environmental management, information technology, advanced manufacturing technology, pollution prevention
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Production and Automation Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15124DOI: 10.1108/K-09-2017-0343ISI: 000446479600004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85046346965OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-15124DiVA, id: diva2:1203347
Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2018-11-09Bibliographically approved

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