Does the Integration of Lean Production and Industry 4.0 in Green Supply Chains Generate a Better Operational Performance?
|Authors||Maldonado-Guzmán, G., Pinzón-Castro, S. Y. and Garza-Reyes, J.|
Purpose – The tightening of environmental measures and policies in various countries around the world is forcing manufacturing companies, particularly those that make up the automotive industry, to improve their production processes, through the implementation of approaches such as lean production and industry 4.0 technologies, to reduce industrial waste. However, the literature indicates that the implementation of lean production and Industry 4.0 does not always lead to an improvement in the level of operational performance. Therefore, this study analyzes the effects of the implementation of lean production practices and Industry 4.0 on a green supply chain and the operational performance of manufacturing companies in the Mexican automotive industry.
Methodology/design/approach - A theoretical research framework consisting of six hypotheses was developed and validated by applying PLS-SEM and using a sample of 460 companies from the Mexican automotive industry.
Findings - The results show that the level of operational performance of manufacturing companies increases substantially with the implementation of lean production and industry 4.0 practices, as well as a green supply chain.
Originality/value - This study contributes to the literature on lean production and Industry 4.0 by providing robust empirical evidence of the positive effects of implementing these approaches on the green supply chain and operational performance of manufacturing companies.
Practical implications - Managers of manufacturing companies will be able to use the results of this study to improve their production systems and to demonstrate the effects of these practices on operational performance.
|Keywords||Lean production; industry 4.0; green supply chain; operational performance|
|Journal||Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management|
|Journal citation||pp. 1-21|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-02-2023-0034|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JMTM-02-2023-0034/full/html|
|Accepted author manuscript|
File Access Level
|Online||18 Jul 2023|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||28 Jun 2023|
|Deposited||25 Jul 2023|
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