Sustainable manufacturing model

a step towards operationalizing sustainability in supply chains

Tayyab Waqas Amjed, Norma J. Harrison

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Abstract

Manufacturing is the backbone of an economy but it also involves environmental and social costs. This calls for more sustainable methods of production. However, the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable manufacturing are not well-researched. This paper thoroughly examines the academic literature and industry publications and develops a holistic 'sustainable manufacturing model'. Content analysis is used to extract operational constructs and elements which are then tested against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and corporate sustainability reports for validity and reliability respectively. The model shows that initiatives towards social-welfare and environmental-quality also improve the economic value of the firm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium
EditorsRichard Lane, Daniel Kahn
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780975016602
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (11th : 2013) - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 20 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (11th : 2013)
CityBrisbane, Australia
Period20/06/1321/06/13

Keywords

  • manufacturing
  • content analysis
  • sustainable supply chain

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    Amjed, T. W., & Harrison, N. J. (2013). Sustainable manufacturing model: a step towards operationalizing sustainability in supply chains. In R. Lane, & D. Kahn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (pp. 1-20). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.