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Assessing the applicability of industry 4.0 to optimize new product development process in Sri Lankan apparel industry: a conceptual model

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dc.contributor.author Wijewardena, S. G. E. H.
dc.contributor.author Weerabahu, W. M. S. K.
dc.contributor.author Nanayakkara, L. D. J. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-05T10:18:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-05T10:18:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Wijewardena, S. G. E. H., Weerabahu, W. M. S. K. and Nanayakkara, L. D. J. F. (2018). Assessing the applicability of industry 4.0 to optimize new product development process in Sri Lankan apparel industry: a conceptual model. Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2018 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p146. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/19841
dc.description.abstract The world is experiencing environmental problems due to the environmental pollution and degradation happening in a major scale due to the waste generated both by public and industries. Among the industrial waste generators, logistics industry plays a major role due to the wastes released in different forms in their operations. Sustainability is emerging as a main consideration throughout the industrial world to reduce and control the industrial waste. Lean management is becoming a popular management tool on minimizing wastes. Although lean and green concepts have been studied in different industrial contexts, a theoretical gap has been identified in the field of logistics. A comprehensive literature review was conducted along with the expert reviews based on interviews to address the identified research gap. The objective of the study is to examine the best practices related with lean and green concepts which are applicable to the logistics industry. A key word based search in Google scholar and Scopus was conducted for selecting the published research papers which have been proven as valid to extract the knowledge for this study. In this stage, the studies conducted on lean and sustainable practices were selected while excluding the other studies. Then the topics and abstracts of selected articles were analyzed to select the studies that have studied about the practical implementation of green and lean concepts. Finally, a full text review was conducted to identify best practices in the logistics industry while excluding the research papers in other industries. Transportation and the warehousing are the main logistics functions focused in this study. The result of the study is a best practice reference model developed by authors for logistics service providers to identify their stage in implementing lean and green best practices. Best practices were identified through a comprehensive literature review and industry based observations. The identified best practices have been categorized for five different levels which gives a clear understanding for an organization regarding the current stage while providing a clear road map for organizations to develop to the next stage. The model is validated through the reviews of experts in the logistics industry. The proposed model will be beneficial for the logistics service providers. It can be concluded that the result of the study will lead the logistics service providers to reduce their industrial wastes and provide a sustainable service if the model is used properly. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2018 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Best practices en_US
dc.subject green concepts en_US
dc.subject lean management en_US
dc.subject logistics service providers en_US
dc.title Assessing the applicability of industry 4.0 to optimize new product development process in Sri Lankan apparel industry: a conceptual model en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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