SCRUTINIZING THE IMPACT OF ESSENTIAL LEAN METHODS ON SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE IN MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURING FIRMS

Authors

  • Muhammad Harith Zainal Abidin Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UPM, 43400, Serdang, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-0611
  • Zulkiflle Leman Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UPM, 43400, Serdang, Malaysia
  • Zainal Abidin Mohd Yusof Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur MICET, Lot 1988, Bandar Vendor 70800, Alor Gajah Melaka, Malaysia
  • Md Yusof Ismail Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, UIAM, Jalan Gombak, 53100, Selangor, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-0611

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/jurnalteknologi.v84.18413

Keywords:

Lean Manufacturing, Structural Equation Modelling, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Just-In-Time, Sustainable Performance

Abstract

Despite the fact that Malaysian manufacturing firms have implemented lean manufacturing principles to reduce resource waste and focus on customer demand, they still lack statistically validated lean manufacturing models to guide them in enhancing the sustainability of their businesses. This paper conducts empirical research of the multi-dimensionality of essential Lean Manufacturing (LM) methods (i.e., Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Continuous Improvement (CI), and Just-In-Time (JIT)) and their association with sustainable performance (SP). 69 of 121 respondents’ usable surveys were collected from manufacturing sectors that are recognised by the Negeri Sembilan Investment Centre (NSIC). They are made up of small, medium, and large businesses. The structural relationship of constructs was validated using the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). For direct linkages between LM Methods with Sustainable Performance, the JIT is the most significant determinant, and for the inter-relationship between LM Methods, the Continuous Improvement and TPM, both were significantly inter-connected, depend on one another. In terms of LM implementation, the developed model contributes to the well-being and comprehension of practitioners engaged in top management. Sustainable indicators for manufacturing organization decision makers to ensure that the LM implementation is compatible with the sustainability impact.

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Published

2022-07-26

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Zainal Abidin, M. H. ., Leman, Z., Mohd Yusof, Z. A., & Ismail, M. Y. (2022). SCRUTINIZING THE IMPACT OF ESSENTIAL LEAN METHODS ON SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE IN MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURING FIRMS. Jurnal Teknologi, 84(5). https://doi.org/10.11113/jurnalteknologi.v84.18413

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