Sustainability-oriented application of value stream mapping: a review and classification

Lee, Jocelyn Ke Yin and Gholami, Hamed and Mat Saman, Muhamad Zameri and Ngadiman, Nor Hasrul Akhmal and Zakuan, Norhayati and Mahmood, Salwa and Omain, Siti Zaleha (2021) Sustainability-oriented application of value stream mapping: a review and classification. IEEE Access, 9. pp. 68414-68434.

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Notwithstanding the research on re�ning lean tools for the sake of sustainable development is slowly progressing, sustainability-oriented application of value stream mapping has received undivided attention from practitioners and researchers. Going through the literature highlights that there is a lack of research in integrating and systematising the available knowledge on this lean tool, which is regarded as a visual process-based method to make sustainable progress over the time-based and green concepts of wastes to also assess and improve the societal sustainability performance of organisations. Hence, this paper has been aimed at presenting the �ndings of a systematic literature review on value stream mapping from the triple bottom line point of view. It classi�es and codes the main studies in the context as well as provides a research agenda with nine recommendations that may advance this under-studied �eld. To narrow the gap in the current literature, this article also proposes a sustainability indicator set that would considerably contribute to guiding and strengthening the state-of-the-art research on successful implementation of the application. Besides, the �ndings indicate that more investigations are needed on employing survey and conceptual methodologies, applying comparative and cross-industry perspectives, developing sustainability indicator sets particularly societal metrics, and considering the stakeholders' bene�ts from adopting sustainability-oriented value stream mapping. The research on the convergence of this sustainability-oriented application and new paradigms such as IR 4.0 and/or Circular Economy should be also strengthened.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; lean manufacturing; value stream mapping (VSM); indicator set; literature review
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 03:57
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 03:57

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