An Integrative Model Of Responsiveness And Sustainability Requirements For Automotive Industry

Ahmad, Nurul Aini (2016) An Integrative Model Of Responsiveness And Sustainability Requirements For Automotive Industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Abstract

Rapid changes in market demands require manufacturing companies to be responsive and at the same time sustainable in order to compete and survive in their industry. Therefore, the determination of the fundamental elements for responsiveness and sustainability are essential in manufacturing company to remain competitive in the rapid changes market. Up to this date, there is no integrated model of responsiveness and sustainability for manufacturing operations. Thus, the aim of this study is to develop an integrated model between manufacturing responsiveness (MR) and manufacturing sustainability (MS) in the context of manufacturing operations. The fundamental elements of MR and MS has been determine through literature study and the model has been developed based on the concept of Input-Transformation-Output system in manufacturing. The results show that the fundamental elements of MR and MS consist of four elements: (i) Driver, (ii) Enabler, (iii) Measure, and (iv) Impact. Then, the components for MR and MS are determined using literature study and Pareto’s 80/20 rule. Next, they were verified using email surveys and face-to-face interviews in automotive-based manufacturing companies for avoiding conflict between the proposed components with the real-context of manufacturing. The same method (literature study and Pareto’s 80/20 rule) were used to determine the integrated components. Then, integrated model was developed and validated based on the Measure’s components using case study approach. Six automotive manufacturing companies from U.S.A, Germany, and Japan were chosen for validation process. The integrated components of MR and MS has been validated in their relationship and the data are collected from the annual report of the these six automotive manufacturing companies. The results show that all the integrated components have the relation with MR and MS but at the different level which are strong and inconsistent relationship. Thus, this study concludes that the MR and MS have four fundamental elements and sharing their measurable components that have affected their own isolated components.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Manufacturing processes, Automotive industry
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKP
Depositing User: Nor Aini Md. Jali
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 07:35
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 12:06
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18600
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