Impact of Lean Manufacturing Practices on Firms’ Sustainable Performance: Lean Culture as a Moderator

Iranmanesh, Mohammad and Zailani, Suhaiza and Hyun, Sunghyup and Ali, Mohd and Kim, Kwangyong (2019) Impact of Lean Manufacturing Practices on Firms’ Sustainable Performance: Lean Culture as a Moderator. Sustainability, 11 (4). p. 1112. ISSN 2071-1050, DOI

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Nowadays, manufacturing firms are pressured by governments, non-governmental organizations and customers to operate in a sustainable manner. Although lean practices may provide environmental, social, and financial benefits to firms, their effect on sustainable performance is ambiguous. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of lean manufacturing practices on firms' environmental performance by considering lean culture as a moderator. Data were gathered through a survey of 187 manufacturing firms in Malaysia and were analyzed using the partial least squares technique. The results indicate that process and equipment, product design, supplier relationships, and customer relationships have a positive and significant effect on sustainable performance. It is also interesting to observe that lean culture positively moderated the effects of process and equipment and supplier relationships on sustainable performance. These results have important implications for enhancing the sustainable performance of manufacturing firms through lean manufacturing practices. © 2019 by the authors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lean practices; lean culture; sustainable performance; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 04:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 04:14

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