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

Yin Lee, Jocelyn Ke 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. Open Access Journal, 9. pp. 68414-68434.

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Notwithstanding the research on refining 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 systematizing 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 organizations. Hence, this paper has been aimed at presenting the findings of a systematic literature review on value stream mapping from the triple bottom line point of view. It classifies and codes the main studies in the context as well as provides a research agenda with nine recommendations that may advance this under-studied field. 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 findings 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' benefits 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
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2021 03:30
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 03:30

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