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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium|
|Editors||Richard Lane, Daniel Kahn|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (11th : 2013) - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 20 Jun 2013 → 21 Jun 2013
|Conference||ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium (11th : 2013)|
|Period||20/06/13 → 21/06/13|
- content analysis
- sustainable supply chain
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.