“We need to defend the interests of those whom we’ve never met and never will.” ― Jeffrey D. Sachs
Manufacturing activities have been regarded as amongst the most important factors which have caused major damage to planet. Sustainable manufacturing has been the subject of debate in the last few years, amongst both researchers and industrialists.
Sustainability is the key to conserving environment. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources which are non-hazardous to employees and consumers.
Symbiosis International University’s Dr. Rameshwar Dubey, Associate Professor in Operations Management, has developed a world-class sustainable manufacturing (WCSM) framework for the manufacturing sector.
The main aim of the research work was to scientifically develop a world-class sustainable manufacturing (WCSM) framework. The study used a structured questionnaire, which was developed using extant literature and pretested to check content validity. The data was collected following a modified version of Dillman’s total design method to improve the quality of response. The psychometric properties of the instrument including reliability and construct validity were assessed using confirmatory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis for hypotheses testing, and partial least squares approach for testing goodness of fit. The authors found that the scale and items of our theoretical framework meet the criteria. The multiple regression analysis output suggests that all our hypotheses are supported, which further supports the extant literature. This study is unique in terms of scope and its contribution to the theory and practice of supply chain management. This study has empirically tested the research calls of various researchers, extended them to WCSM practices and further developed a scale for the measurement of the framework. This work got published in “International Journal of Production Research”