Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622139
Title:
A PDCA-based approach to Environmental Value Stream Mapping (E-VSM)
Authors:
Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo ( 0000-0002-5493-877X ) ; Torres Romero, Joseth; Govindan, Kannan ( 0000-0002-8592-6384 ) ; Cherrafi, Anass ( 0000-0003-2654-0315 ) ; Ramanathan, Usha
Abstract:
Research into the application of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) as a tool to enhance the environmental sustainability performance of operations has been confined to a handful of studies only. Research on this green lean research stream is therefore limited, especially when compared to the vast amount of scholarly research focused on the ‘traditional’ VSM tool. To complement and support the narrow body of knowledge on the application of VSM as tools to improve environmental performance and enhance the effectiveness of its application, this paper proposes an approach, based on the Deming's Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) improvement cycle, to systematically implement and conduct Environmental-VSM (E-VSM) studies. The implementation of the proposed method is reported through an action research-based case study conducted in a helical rolling process of one of the mining consumables business units of an international diversified mining and materials multinational company. The results of the case study indicate that the proposed PDCA-based approach to E-VSM can be an effective alternative to improve the green performance of operations. Besides the proposal of this approach, its testing, and expanding the body of knowledge in the green lean field, the paper also contributes by providing a guiding reference for operations managers who may want to make the operations of their organisations more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Finally, this paper also intends to contribute by inspiring researchers and practitioners to broaden the study of the under-researched field which explores the application of VSM for environmental sustainability enhancement.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; University of Warwick; University of Southern Denmark; Cadi Ayyad University; Nottingham Trent University
Citation:
Garza-Reyes, J. A. et al (2018) 'A PDCA-based approach to Environmental Value Stream Mapping (E-VSM)', Journal of Cleaner Production, 180:335 .
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Cleaner Production
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622139
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.121
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959652618301434
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
09596526
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturoen
dc.contributor.authorTorres Romero, Josethen
dc.contributor.authorGovindan, Kannanen
dc.contributor.authorCherrafi, Anassen
dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ushaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-15T11:30:46Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-15T11:30:46Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-03-
dc.identifier.citationGarza-Reyes, J. A. et al (2018) 'A PDCA-based approach to Environmental Value Stream Mapping (E-VSM)', Journal of Cleaner Production, 180:335 .en
dc.identifier.issn09596526-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.121-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622139-
dc.description.abstractResearch into the application of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) as a tool to enhance the environmental sustainability performance of operations has been confined to a handful of studies only. Research on this green lean research stream is therefore limited, especially when compared to the vast amount of scholarly research focused on the ‘traditional’ VSM tool. To complement and support the narrow body of knowledge on the application of VSM as tools to improve environmental performance and enhance the effectiveness of its application, this paper proposes an approach, based on the Deming's Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) improvement cycle, to systematically implement and conduct Environmental-VSM (E-VSM) studies. The implementation of the proposed method is reported through an action research-based case study conducted in a helical rolling process of one of the mining consumables business units of an international diversified mining and materials multinational company. The results of the case study indicate that the proposed PDCA-based approach to E-VSM can be an effective alternative to improve the green performance of operations. Besides the proposal of this approach, its testing, and expanding the body of knowledge in the green lean field, the paper also contributes by providing a guiding reference for operations managers who may want to make the operations of their organisations more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Finally, this paper also intends to contribute by inspiring researchers and practitioners to broaden the study of the under-researched field which explores the application of VSM for environmental sustainability enhancement.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959652618301434en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Value Stream Mappingen
dc.subjectGreen leanen
dc.subjectGreen wastesen
dc.subjectValue stream mappingen
dc.titleA PDCA-based approach to Environmental Value Stream Mapping (E-VSM)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Warwicken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Southern Denmarken
dc.contributor.departmentCadi Ayyad Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen
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