May'21


The IUP Journal of Operations Management

ISSN: 0972-6888

A 'peer reviewed' journal indexed on Cabell's Directory, and also distributed by EBSCO and Proquest Database

It is a quarterly journal focusing on Inventory control, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Just-In-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Business Process Re-engineering, Logistics management, Six Sigma, Benchmarking and flexible manufacturing systems.

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Focus Areas
  • Inventory Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • ERP, JIT, TQM
  • Business Process
  • Re-Engineering
  • Logistics Management
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Six Sigma
  • Benchmarking
  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems
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Lean Manufacturing and Performance Measures: Evidence from Japanese Factories
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The Impact of 5S Practices on the Performance of Manufacturing Industry: An Empirical Investigation
50
Urban Freight Operations: Exploring the Role of Regulatory Measures in an Energy Transition Context
50
       
Contents : (May' 21)

Lean Manufacturing and Performance Measures: Evidence from Japanese Factories
Kohei Arai

This study investigates the relationship between information asymmetry and both financial and nonfinancial performance measures in the context of lean accounting. The author used survey data from 135 random Japanese manufacturing factories to construct a structural equation model. The study shows that lean manufacturing increases information asymmetry through the delegation of authority to employees, and the use of both financial and nonfinancial measures increases accordingly. The increased use of financial measures encourages the adoption of shop floor accounting systems, such as microprofit centers or value stream costing, and promotes the use of simplified management accounting practices. The increased utilization of nonfinancial measures facilitates the use of simplified management accounting practices and visual performance measures. Further, visual performance measures correlate with nonfinancial performance. The findings suggest that the delegation of authority in lean manufacturing causes information asymmetry and that both financial and nonfinancial measures are used, thus clarifying why management accounting practices such as lean accounting are effective in lean manufacturing.


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The Impact of 5S Practices on the Performance of Manufacturing Industry: An Empirical Investigation
Jagdeep Singh, Harwinder Singh and Pardeep Singh

S is a Lean manufacturing tool for workplace improvement. This study has been carried out in the manufacturing industry of Punjab to determine the role of 5S practices in performance improvement. A questionnaire survey has been conducted to analyze the various aspects of 5S practices. Various initiatives, including top management involvement and employee involvement in 5S initiatives, are assessed for their role in performance improvement, using structural equation modeling. Reliability of various constructs has been measured along with discriminant validity of constructs. Descriptive statistics has been calculated for various benefits to assess the important benefits that occurred. The results indicate that 5S practices significantly contribute to performance improvement.


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Urban Freight Operations: Exploring the Role of Regulatory Measures in an Energy Transition Context
Gilles Pache and Christian Morel

Energy transition can be defined as all the transformations of the system of production, distribution and consumption of energy carried out in a territory in order to make it more ecological. Inseparable from sustainable development, energy transition contributes to the fight against global warming, through the implementation of changes based on innovative technologies, but also and above all on new political orientations. These changes are mainly aimed at replacing fossil or nuclear energy sources with other sources of energy that are considered clean, reducing overall energy consumption through changes in practices and uses, and improving the environment in which people live. Among the stated objectives, all are of interest to the general public, but some will have a significant impact on companies in terms of logistics. The paper focuses in particular on city logistics in Europe, showing that local authorities now rely on coercive power to develop powerful sustainable strategies, including the implementation of Low Emission Zones (LEZs). The interventionism of the public sphere is an essential element of the energy transition that must be analyzed and taken into consideration to help decision-makers improve their operations management.


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