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.
Lean Six Sigma for the Process Improvement of Yarn Package Dyeing in Textile Industry
Yarn dyeing, a big area in textile industry, has been overlooked in the extant Lean management literature. With a decade's practical experience in four renowned knit composite apparel industries in Bangladesh, the author has identified the scope to apply Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in this area. Standard time for different processes is derived with detailed practical observations in some companies, which has helped to measure the lead time of yarn dyeing using Value stream mapping. Business excellence professionals will find these outcomes readily applicable to improve the capacity and efficiency of yarn dyeing in any textile industry. This study also inspires academicians to further explore opportunities to apply LSS in the vast textile industry. Different data requirements for further application of LSS have also been recommended along with scope and ideas of improvement per process, per function.
Application of Quality Management Tools in Student Retention: A Case Study from International School, Duy Tan University
Student retention is not only holding students until graduation but also helping them succeed at university. Every year, a large percentage of Vietnamese students drop out of schools due to many reasons. Educators can create a clear strategy for retention if they have a good understanding of their students. That understanding is driven by the data available to them within their learning management system and analytics tools. Thus this study utilized the quality management tools combined with group discussion and direct interview of 300 students. The paper also suggests some administrative implications to build the process used in learner motivation and retention.
Green Supply Chain Management: Drivers, Practices and Performance
Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) has emerged as a key approach for enterprises seeking to become environmentally sustainable. This paper aims to evaluate and describe GSCM drivers, practices and performance among various Indian manufacturing organizations. Based on a literature review, propositions are put forward. An empirical study using survey research was completed. The survey questionnaire was designed with appropriate items using literature and industry expert inputs. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted to derive groupings of GSCM drivers, practice and performance from the survey data which included sample responses. A categorical and descriptive nature of the results is then presented with an evaluation and comparative analysis with research findings. Indian enterprises have increased their environmental awareness due to regulatory, competitive and marketing pressures and drivers. However, this awareness has not been translated into strong GSCM practice adoption, let alone into improvements in some areas of performance, where it was expected. The investigation and its findings are still relatively exploratory. Future research can investigate relationships identified in this work, as well as tease out mediating and moderating relationships. A more broadly based and random sample study across India would also provide a better picture of the GSCM situation. Efforts made by Indian enterprises together with the Indian government have established a good foundation for further development. This work is one of the few and pioneering efforts to investigate GSCM practices in the Indian manufacturing sector.
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